The Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) at Monash University has published the first content for npj Regenerative Medicine this week. The online publication is a joint partnership between Monash and Springer Nature.
Melbourne scientists have found the first direct evidence for a speculated stem-cell based mechanism of muscle repair, in work that could lead to longer, healthier lives for the elderly and muscular dystrophy sufferers.
Mikaël Martino's research paper, “Inhibition of IL-1R1/MyD88 signalling promotes mesenchymal stem cell-driven tissue regeneration,” discusses how the innate immune system modulates the regeneration process, focusing, in particular, on injury to bone tissue.
In James Bourne's opinion piece in the Australian edition of The Guardian, he discusses a proposed parliamentary bill to ban the importation of monkeys for scientific research, and its repercussions on medical progress.
Like most organs, our gut is made out of many different cell types. In a normal state, these cells work together to enable normal gut function. However, the gut can be subjected to a variety of diseases that can damage our intestine and its function.