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Scope 44 - News under the microscope

26 April 2011

Kylie is our new Hugh Green Trust Fellow

Thanks to the support of the Hugh Green Charitable Trust, Kylie Price is now our new Hugh Green Flow Cytometry Fellow. In recognition of the pivotal importance of our state of-the-art Flow Cytometry Suite, the Trust has generously donated $100,000 towards this work. Kylie and Prof Graham Le Gros travelled to Auckland in February to meet members of the Hugh Green family, including Hugh himself (pictured above with Kylie).

'Lollipop Appeal' Farewell
After many years of co-ordinating a street appeal in Wellington – affectionately known by many as the "Lollipop Appeal" - the decision was made that 2010 was the last one. Our sincere thanks go to the Wellington Friends and the many terrific volunteers that took part over the years.

Wakefield Health steps up at Round the Bays

We were thrilled to receive a cheque from Wakefield Health Group representing an amount donated for every participant that they had in their own corporate team for the Wellington AMI Round the Bays this year. Our thanks as well go to staff from Just Paterson and Powerhouse People who joined in with our own RUN FOR RESEARCH team.

The Great NZ Trek goes trekking for MS Research

A group of intrepid trekkers went off the kiwi beaten track once again in February on a week long adventure with The Great NZ Trek. Funds raised will be donated to the Malaghan Institute to support MS Research.

Generous donation received from the NZ LAM Trust

Our research into LAM, a rare and invariably fatal lung disease continues thanks to a further $40,000 donation from the NZ LAM Trust. Prof Mike Berridge and Dr James Baty are exploring the feasibility of treating LAM using the immunological therapies currently being developed for treating cancer.