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Institute wins prestigious architecture award Click to read more on the award-winning design

The Westmead Millennium Institute for Medical Research has been awarded one of Australia’s most prestigious architecture prizes – the Sulman Medal for Public Architecture.

The judging panel said the deftness of design “transformed the building’s logic into an uplifting and inspiring environment for collaboration and research”.

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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.