Young researchers fight cancer

  • How does melanoma move and spread?
  • How do our genes cause leukaemia?
  • And is shooting the messenger an effective treatment for melanoma?
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Dr Kimberly Beaumont (centre) was one of our researchers awarded a grant.

Three researchers from the Centenary Institute and the University of Sydney have just been awarded an Early Career Fellowship by the Cancer Institute NSW to find the answers to these questions.

When dealing with the deadly form of skin cancer known as melanoma, shooting the messenger for once may turn out to be an effective strategy.

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Starving cells may control melanoma

Could we treat melanoma by cutting off its food source?

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Dr Jeff Holst (left) with colleague at Centenary Institute.

The latest research from Sydney’s Centenary Institute and the University of Sydney suggests we could.

Last year the researchers showed they could starve prostate cancer. Now a further discovery opens up the prospect of a new class of drugs that could work across a range of cancers including melanoma.

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What does pain look like? How does the brain develop and grow?

The art of science: a network of nerve cells and a neural sunrise, captured under the microscope

lovelaceNeural spiderwebs – unlocking the secrets of low level laser irradiation for pain therapy

This stunning image shows a network of the nerve cells which carry sensory information from the world to your spinal cord and brain.

A fluorescent dye highlights the fine nerve fibres, which reach out to carry signals from one nerve cell to the next.

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