About Centenary Institute
Our institute is at the forefront of medical research. Our scientists are dedicated to unravelling the mechanisms involved in sickness and in health. Our focus is basic research, which means that we investigate at a cellular level how our cells, genes and the proteins in our bodies work together. Our key areas of research are in cancer, cardiovascular disease, infectious diseases, immunology, genetic diseases, liver disease and bioinformatics.
Our outcomes for the community include new treatments for breast cancer that have increased survival rates, improvements in cancer drug resistance and personalised cancer treatments, prevention of sudden cardiac death through early diagnosis and treatment, a high success rate of liver transplants, improved outcomes for patients with liver cancer and hepatitis C, improvement in the treatment of haemophilia, and detection of a person’s predisposition to asthma and inflammatory bowel disease. Our work includes the development of vaccines to prevent the spread of tuberculosis, the discovery of new therapies to prevent diabetic complications related to the vascular system, the discovery of dietary effects that may feed cancer cell growth and reproduction, and the development of new technology to create images and even movies of the body’s immune response working in real time.
Our vision is for better global health through excellence in medical research and its translation into improvements in the prevention, treatment and cure of disease.
Our dream is to help people live better, longer lives and it’s at the heart of everything we do.
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