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Lipoedema diagnostic test, treatments get closer

News: 24th November 2021

New SVI research on lipoedema – a debilitating chronic disease often misdiagnosed as obesity – provides a path to potential drug treatments and development of a diagnostic screening test.

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Discovery Fund supports SVI’s first ovarian cancer laboratory

News: 19th November 2021

When SVI supporter Christine Tarascio AM envisaged SVI’s Discovery Fund in 2007, her aim was to build an endowment fund of at least $5 million to provide support for innovative research at...

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A terrible disease

News: 19th November 2021

“Ugly” is how Bernadette Dennis characterises ovarian cancer, the insidious disease that claimed the lives of both her mother and sister.

“In 1989, my mother was diagnosed with stage four...

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Microscope arrives to thunderous applause

News: 18th November 2021

PhD student Vanessa Tsui has this year welcomed the addition of a new piece of technology to SVI’s research toolkit – the Leica Thunder Imager – thanks to philanthropic support from The Ian...

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A visionary gift

News: 18th November 2021

Ten years ago, Gerald Snowden’s beloved wife Patricia – with whom he raised their 11 children – passed away with breast cancer.

In the decade that has passed since her death, Gerald has...

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mRNA: The messenger molecule

News: 18th November 2021

Originally discovered in 1961, messenger RNA (mRNA) is now world-famous as our get-out-of-jail-free card to escaping a locked-down COVID world.

But what is this ‘messenger’ molecule? And why...

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A word from Tom

News: 17th November 2021

SVI was founded more than 60 years ago, thanks to an extraordinarily generous bequest from champion horse-trainer Jack Holt. Since that time, the partnership between altruism and science has...

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Mapping the risk in our genes

News: 15th November 2021

Dr Christina Azodi’s work to uncover how individual genetic differences lead to different health outcomes is being supported for the next three years with a Rising Star Fellowship supported...

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SVI awarded MRFF grant

News: 08th November 2021

SVI has been awarded $2,676,000 from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Rapid Applied Research Translation scheme to lead work that aims to facilitate the introduction of immunotherapy...

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New NHMRC grants announced for SVI

News: 05th November 2021

SVI scientists have been awarded $2.5 million in the latest round of grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). The funding will support the development of a new...

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