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RESEARCH OVERVIEW

We focus on developing strategies to specifically target diseases such as cancer and atherosclerosis for diagnostic imaging and local therapeutic interventions.

  • Cancer and cardiovascular disease
  • Inflammatory vasculature, macrophages and extracellular matrix
  • Tissue homing peptides and targeted delivery
  • In vivo imaging
  • Targeted therapy
  • Nanotechnology

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Molecular machines stop cancer’s clock

Head of the laboratory for Synthetic Biology and Drug Discovery, Associate Professor Oliver Rackham, says cancer cells grow uncontrollably whereas normal cells limit their growth. “A normal cell grows for just the right amount of time that is required for us to develop and maintain our bodies. “They control their growth with…

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Stem cell reprogramming mystery clarified by new findings

In a study, published in Cell Stem Cell, researchers from the University of Western Australia, the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, and Monash University describe key drivers of the process by which cells from mature tissues of the body, such as skin, can be deliberately converted into stem cells that…

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