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25 Feb,2019

At the Lab Bench in the World of Regenerative Medicine Research (Part III)

The potential of regenerative medicine to unlock new treatments, both preventative and curative, is powerful. This is why scientists study regeneration- to improve the lives of all people living with diseases, illnesses and conditions. But where do regenerative medicine scientists start? What questions are they seeking the answers to advance our progress towards such treatments? […]

25 Feb,2019

Congenital Heart Disease: How Regenerative Medicine Research is Making a Difference

Here at the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, we’re investigating the potential of regenerative medicine to treat and, hopefully, one day prevent, congenital heart disease. ‘Congenital heart diseases’ (CHDs) are the most common serious birth defect in Australia and internationally, affecting 1 in 100 live-born babies. With this troubling statistic, chances are many of us will […]

27 Aug,2018

Dr Alasdair Wood is making an impact with MyoFab

Listening to ARMI researcher Dr Alasdair Wood present at IMPACT7 2018 was both interesting and inspiring. Alasdair is in the unique business of building muscle for muscular dystrophy (MD) patients to improve their quality of life.  Making small improvements to MD patients’ muscles can have a significant impact on quality of life, just ask Mr […]

26 Jul,2018

Collaboration is key: the first CUHK-Monash Joint Symposium

Collaboration is the cornerstone of discovery. ARMI and Monash University recognise the importance of fostering international networks to facilitate the healthy exchange and flow of not only talented scientists but also brilliant ideas. To this end, Monash University and The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) established an alliance in 2017, focused on developing collaborative […]

26 Sep,2016

Keeping pace with white blood cells

Keeping pace with white blood cells Our bodies are always on alert. Every day, from the day we are born, our immune system recognises potential threats and seeks to destroy abnormal cells and bacteria, keeping us healthy. Our white blood cells are constantly patrolling the body, to identify foreign microbes and abnormal cells, before initiating […]

19 Aug,2016

ARMI celebrates scientists during National Science Week

It’s National Science Week, and at ARMI we could not be prouder of our amazing team of scientists, technicians, students, affiliates and administrative team who embody the spirit of ARMI. It is this group of talented and dedicated individuals who are working to unlock the regenerative capability of the human body. Our 77+ strong team of […]

03 May,2016

From myotherapist to neuro regeneration researcher: the climb of Celia Vandestadt

First year PhD student, Celia Vandestadt, has had an eventful few months at ARMI. “During that time, I’ve been on radio, shook hands with the Prime Minister and spent time with the most extraordinary group of young leaders.”  But that shouldn’t take anything away from the achievement of being awarded an inaugural Westpac Scholarship to […]

20 Apr,2016

The Brazilian with spine

Having only recently arrived at ARMI, Hozana Castillo has already mastered the institute’s commercial size coffee machine. “Melbourne and I have two things in common,” she told us. “We both know what real coffee is.” Hozana is an early career postdoc and a Science Without Borders scholar from Brazil.  After accepting a position at ARMI, […]

17 Mar,2016

The not-so-big BOP revolutionising stem cell harvesting

Did you know the human body needs to produce one million blood cells every second of every day to live? In patients with leukaemia, rapidly multiplying abnormal white blood cells outcompete healthy cells, leaving the body starved of oxygen and lacking immunity. Treatment for this disease includes chemotherapy that kill the leukaemia cells, but as […]

05 Oct,2015

The science of Celtic music

Whenever you pass by Eamon Coughlan’s work area, you’re greeted with a variety of stringed musical instruments – a guitar, a mandolin and this oddly shaped wooden gourd.  Eamon is the youngest of six in a family with an Irish background. All of his sisters have been dancing to Irish music for years. Being exposed […]