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WMI researchers discover how skin cells act as relay for herpes virus

Senior researchers at the Westmead Millennium Institute for Medical Research have changed medical science’s understanding of how the herpes simplex virus (HSV) enters the body. Read More
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New approach to shingles vaccine is 97 per cent effective

A new vaccine has proven almost completely effective in preventing shingles (disease medical name: herpes zoster), an extremely painful nerve infection which affects a third of Australians; most over the age of 50. Read More
Medical Journal Makes Strong Case for MRFF
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Medical Journal Makes Strong Case for MRFF

The executive director of WMI, Professor Tony Cunningham, has collaborated with other leaders of Australia’s medical research sector to publish an opinion piece in support of the proposed Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF). Read More
Medical research boost for Western Sydney with opening of new building
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Medical research boost for Western Sydney with opening of new building

A state-of-the-art, $110 million, medical research centre has been officially opened in Western Sydney by the Prime Minister, Tony Abbott and Premier of New South Wales, Mike Baird. Read More
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Medical research future fund announced at a crucial time

The Federal Budget announcement of a $20 billion medical research future fund will provide much needed funding certainty and consistency at a crucial time for the medical research sector. Read More
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Westmead welcomes welcome funding boost for clinical trials

Westmead Millennium Institute (WMI) has welcomed the Federal Government announcement of reforms aimed at increasing Australia’s international competitiveness as a location for clinical trials. Read More
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Medical researchers welcome commitment of funding to WMI

An international team of scientists including a strong Australian contingent has made a key discovery in new research to help find the cause and cure of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Read More
Professor Anthony Cunningham awarded an Order of Australia (AO)
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Professor Anthony Cunningham awarded an Order of Australia (AO)

Director of the Westmead Millennium Institute, Professor Anthony Cunningham,  has been awarded an Order of Australia (AO) in the Australia Day Honours List. Read More