Centenary Institute scientists have successfully created a more realistic model of primary liver cancer; placing medical researchers in a much better position to develop more effective treatments for the third-most common cause of cancer death worldwide.
“Our novel model has progressed two key areas: fast-tracking the time it takes to conduct modelling, while more closely replicating liver cancer drivers that occur in humans,” says PhD student James Henderson, lead author on the study.
“This places researchers in a much better position to develop effective therapies in future to treat liver cancer in the early stages; reducing the burden on Australia’s health-care system and improving patient outcomes.”
Research has shown for the first time a link between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, an often fatal lung condition, and the gut microbiome.
Researchers have discovered the existence of an ancient genetic code conserved over 700 million years of evolution.
A ground-breaking discovery by Centenary Institute scientists shines new light on the nature of proteins and how they exist and operate in the human body.