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Susan Alberti Mother’s Day Luncheon 2021

Event: 06th May 2021

We’re pleased to announce that the Susan Alberti Medical Research Foundation Mother’s Day Luncheon has been confirmed for 2021, with special guest speaker, Melbourne’s Lord Mayor Sally Capp....Read more

Participants sign on for type 1 trial

News: 30th March 2021

At least one-quarter the number of participants sought for SVI’s type 1 diabetes clinical trial have signed up since the trial’s launch last November. Pictured here is Lucy, the first...

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Brain energy key to new mental health treatments

News: 30th March 2021

There have been no new effective treatments for people with bipolar disorder since Australian psychiatrist John Cade first used lithium to treat patients in the 1940s. To this day, the...

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Stemming the tide of heart damage

News: 30th March 2021

Every minute in Australia, someone is hospitalised for cardiovascular disease (heart, stroke and blood vessel diseases). Every day 118 Australians die of these diseases, and every year the...

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PhD students ready to ‘dive deep’

News: 30th March 2021

Dr Davis McCarthy values everything a good PhD student brings to his lab team – creativity, enthusiasm and, most importantly, new ideas. “When a PhD student joins a research group, they have...

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Rising to the challenge of cancer

News: 30th March 2021

The body can give us signals as to whether someone is at greater risk of developing cancer. We just need to know how to read them. SVI’s Dr Rohan Bythell-Douglas is part of a world-leading...

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A word from Tom

News: 30th March 2021

Our year living with COVID has shone a bright (and many would say very welcome) light on the role medical research plays in ensuring we can all live longer, healthier lives. Nobel laureate...

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Honours flow to SVI community

News: 29th January 2021

Many congratulations to members of the SVI family who were officially recognised in the 2021 Australia Day Honours List – Brenda Shanahan, Christine Tarascio and Claire O'Callaghan – while...

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Funding boost for metabolic research

News: 18th December 2020

Dr John Scott, Leader of the Neurometabolism Team in SVI’s Protein Chemistry & Metabolism Unit, has been awarded both an NHMRC Ideas Grant and an ARC Discovery Project for his work on the...

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Summer 2020 Newsletter

News: 10th December 2020

The theme of our last newsletter for 2020 is 'Research in action: Improving health outcomes for those in need', and it speaks directly to how our research can make a real impact on those...

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