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Developing a new drug to treat fungal infections that kill 1.6 million people per year world-wide
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Developing a new drug to treat fungal infections that kill 1.6 million people per year world-wide

A team from the Westmead Institute for Medical Research is a step closer to developing a drug to treat life-threatening fungal infections that cause more than 1.6 million deaths annually. Read More
The Westmead Institute awards the best published research work of 2015
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The Westmead Institute awards the best published research work of 2015

The Westmead Institute for Medical Research has announced the winners of its annual Science Prizes – awarded to those who have published the most significant research findings of the past year. Read More
Researchers identify a key cellular pathway crucial for virulence of a killer fungus
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Researchers identify a key cellular pathway crucial for virulence of a killer fungus

Researchers from The Westmead Institute for Medical Research (WIMR) have discovered a key enzyme that could drive the development of urgently needed anti-fungal drug alternatives in the fight against an AIDS-related fungus responsible for more than 500,000 deaths a year. Read More
Scientific discovery recognised at awards night
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Scientific discovery recognised at awards night

The Westmead Institute has marked another year of medical research achievement with its annual Discovery Night awards. Read More
Researchers create wimp version of killer fungal pathogen
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Researchers create wimp version of killer fungal pathogen

Researchers at the Westmead Millennium Institute for Medical Research have created a ‘wimp’ version of the AIDS-related fungus, Cryptococcus neoformans, the fungal pathogen that causes a million cases of meningo-encephalitis and 600,000 deaths in HIV-infected patients each year. Read More