Develop biosensors to improve prostate cancer detection and monitoring

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We have created a new biosensor technology that could be used to develop a low cost diagnostic test for cancer.

Improve treatments and seek cures for cancers

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We are unravelling the reasons why healthy cells turn cancerous and spread through the body.

Grow affordable medicines in plants

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The medicines of the future could be taken by nibbling a sunflower seed or drinking a cup of tea.

Reveal the genetic mysteries of kidney disease

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IMB researchers are identifying the causes of inherited kidney diseases and studying kidney development to improve treatments.

Fight inflammatory diseases that affect millions of people worldwide

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We are working to develop new drugs, diagnostics and treatments for millions of people suffering from inflammation-related diseases. 

Advance biofuel production and nature-inspired design

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One day, the fuel for your car, the medicine you take and even the food you eat could be produced by tiny green algae powered by sunlight.

Improve nutrition in sweet potatoes to feed Sub-Saharan Africa

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We are tackling hunger and poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa by super-charging sweet potato crops.

Use innovative approaches to discover and develop new drugs

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IMB is home to some of the most advanced equipment in Australia for drug discovery, creating a fast-track pipeline between our laboratories, the ph

Fight back against catastrophic superbugs that threaten us all

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By 2050, more than 10 million people globally could die each year if we don’t fight back against superbugs now.

Find new pain drugs in animal venoms

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We are looking at animal venoms and other natural substances to develop more effective painkilling drugs.

Understand the causes of cancer metastasis

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We are developing new therapies to block tumour growth and stop cancer metastasis.

Make maths count in kidney disease

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We are using maths to understand how kidneys form in embryos, and how this impacts kidney health in adults. 

Repair broken hearts, and build new hearts

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When the heart fails it can either be replaced or repaired--but just imagine if we could regenerate patients' own damaged cardiovascular tissues?

Solve Queensland’s 80-year-old problem, the cane toad

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Help us conquer the cane toad to save our native wildlife and habitats.

Crack the code for rare diseases

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We are identifying the causes of rare diseases to give patients answers through diagnosis and develop new, targeted treatments.