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Finalists named in prestigious prize celebrating the next frontier in medical research


Pictured: 2017 winner of the In-Memory of Neil Lawrence Prize, Dr James Hudson Three finalists are vying for gold in the 2018 Centenary Institute Medical Innovation Awards, with a total prize pool of $55,000 on offer. The prestigious awards recognise the selfless pursuits of bold, young Australian researchers who are at

Centenary Institute - Shweta Winner of Gender Equity Award
Centenary scientist fighting breast cancer wins Gender Equity Award


A Centenary Institute scientist who is examining the role of the immune system in combating breast cancer, has won the 2018 Bank of Queensland Gender Equity Early Career Award. Dr Shweta Tikoo, a researcher in Centenary’s Immune Imaging Program, is currently focusing on exploring a subset of macrophages (a type

Racing to the finish line for life-saving research


A group of avid Centenary supporters has raised an astonishing $7,125 for the Institute, after taking part in the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival on Sunday 16th September. Competitors could not have hoped for a more perfect day, with clear blue skies and cool temperatures ensuring weather conditions were optimal. Cheery

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Australian-led study uncovers new virus underpinning kidney disease


A multi-disciplinary group of scientists from the Centenary Institute in Sydney, in collaboration with researchers at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, have serendipitously discovered a brand-new virus strain, which could change the way chronic and childhood kidney diseases are approached and treated. The study, published in

‘Richie’ replica jacket going under the hammer for medical research


Australians are being invited to place their bid for a chance to take home a one-of-a-kind replica of Richie Benaud’s iconic jacket, complete with an original spare Channel 9 Wide World of Sports embroidered pocket. John Cutler is a fourth-generation tailor who owns J.H. Cutler Bespoke Tailor in Sydney, a

Flu-based vaccine helps protect against deadly TB


Scientists are a step-closer to developing a more effective vaccine against the world’s deadliest infectious disease, following a breakthrough involving researchers from the Centenary Institute in Sydney. In a study published in the scientific journal Mucosal Immunology, the group has demonstrated how a sub-unit vaccine (based on the Influenza A