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New building boosts medical research Prime Minister Tony Abbot and Premier of New South Wales, Mike Baird open the new WMI building

A state-of-the-art, $110 million, medical research centre has been officially opened in Western Sydney by the Prime Minister, Tony Abbott and Premier of New South Wales, Mike Baird.

The new Westmead Millennium Institute for Medical Research building brings together almost 400 clinicians, scientists, postgraduate students and support staff with the aim of accelerating research into Australia’s major health problems and translating its outcomes into new diagnostics, prognostics, preventions, therapies and cures. Click here for more information.

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Researchers create ‘wimp’ version of killer fungal pathogen

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Researchers at the Westmead Millennium Institute have created a ‘wimp’ version of an AIDS-related fungus which causes 600,000 deaths in HIV-infected patients each year. The research identified a metabolic pathway responsible for producing IP7 which is crucial for the fungus to grow and establish life-threatening infections in patients with weakened immune systems.

New research discovers the exact 'where' and 'how' of HIV infection

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Researchers at Westmead Millennium Institute for Medical Research have discovered how the HIV virus circumvents the body’s early warning system at the very first point of viral contact, and they now have a better understanding of how the virus gets a toe-hold infection in patients.