Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Westmead. Eureka Prize finalists

Associate Professor David Booth, Professor Jacob George and Professor Graeme Stewart, at the Westmead Millennium Institute, are finalists in the Australian Museum Eureka Prize. Treatment for hepatitis C is very expensive and unpleasant, requiring frequent injections, but clears the virus in only 50 per cent of cases. Associate Professor David Booth’s team has identified a gene test to predict who will best respond to treatment, saving many patients from current treatments that may not work. The winners will be announced on August 28. This is the second time WMI researchers have been selected as Eureka Prize finalists.



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