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25 October 2018

The recipient of the 2018 veski innovation fellowship was announced at a special awards ceremony hosted by veski at Investment Centre Victoria, in conjunction with the 2018 Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation and Victoria Fellowships on Tuesday, 23 October 2018.

2 October 2018

Australian researchers have uncovered clues in the immune system that reveal how the balance of 'good' gut bacteria is maintained. This information could help in the prevention and treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, showed that the increased presence of a protein responsible for sensing infection -- called NLRP1 -- meant there were fewer good bacteria and anti-inflammatory molecules in the gut, leading to higher levels of inflammation and an increased risk of IBD.

1 October 2018

When it comes to health goals, fitness should be top of the list, according to health experts who say fitness has so many metabolic benefits that it counteracts some of the dangers of body fat.

It might seem counter intuitive to the anti-obesity and weight loss messages we hear so often, but experts are calling for a shift in focus towards more movement over restrictive dieting.

17 September 2018

15 September 2018

Melbourne researchers have shown for the first time that carbohydrates on the surface of malaria parasites play a critical role in malaria’s ability to infect mosquito and human hosts.

The discovery also suggests steps that may improve the only malaria vaccine approved to protect people against Plasmodium falciparum malaria – the most deadly form of the disease.

13 September 2018

Anti-microbial signaling pathways are normally triggered by innate immune receptors when detecting pathogenic microbes to provide protective immunity. Here we show that the inflammasome sensor Nlrp1 aggravates DSS-induced experimental mouse colitis by limiting beneficial, butyrate-producing Clostridiales in the gut. The colitis-protective effects of Nlrp1 deficiency are thus reversed by vancomycin treatment, but recapitulated with butyrate supplementation in wild-type mice.

29 August 2018

MPCCC is delighted to welcome Professor Mark Shackleton to the newly created joint role of Director of Oncology at Alfred Health and Professor of Oncology in the Department of Medicine, Monash University.  He commenced the position in August 2017. 

17 August 2018

veski delivered the second in a series of its veski sustainable agriculture Innovation Updates on Thursday, 9 August 2018 at the Investment Centre, Melbourne.  The event provided an opportunity for industry representatives, farmers and academics to hear the results being generated from the veski sustainable agriculture fellows and how they are transforming ideas into opportunities for their respective fields, which was followed by a Q & A session facilitated by Clinton Muller, Senior Consultant at RM Consulting Group.

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