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Today we were extremely proud to officially open ourΒ unique, world first Australian Cancer Research Foundation Telomere Analysis Centre (ATAC). (Minister for Medical Research The Hon. Pru Goward MP who officially announced the new centre open) Coincidently tying in with our latest published research which demonstrates why studying telomeres may lead to treatments for some of the most aggressive cancers. For those who do not know, telomeres are structures that cap the ends… Read More

This week we’re showing our support for Brain Cancer Action Week. As one of the least understood cancers in Australia it is also one of the most fatal. By showing our support we aim to raise awareness of brain cancer and collaboratively work toward s a future free from this devastating disease. Here at Children’s Medical Research Institute, brain cancer is a focus and we currently have multiple laboratories working on different… Read More

It has been estimated in the US that an annual sum of $115B is spent on life science research. Approximately half of this is spent on preclinical research of which approximately half again is non- reproducible. Β The Importance of cleaning up cell lines Cell authentication is a fundamental element of more reproducible and more credible research Β But what does this mean? In essence, if we are able to reduce the amount of… Read More