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26 Nov,2019

Cells study helping to crack the code to Alzheimer’s disease

A study led by researchers at Monash University has opened up new hope for diagnosing and treating Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia in older people and, as there are no effective treatments, is one of the leading contributors to the global disease burden. Various genes have been implicated in […]

05 Nov,2019

Seeing More Clearly Now with New Research

Congratulations to Dr Inaki-Carril Mundinano, William Kwan and Professor James Bourne on their recent publication “Retinotopic specializations of cortical and thalamic inputs to area MT” in high-impact journal PNAS (The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences). Using advanced imaging techniques, the research team investigated the anatomy, morphology and distribution of specialised neurons responsible for visual motion perception in a previously […]

28 Jun,2018

HPV Champion and Childhood Blindness Researcher Honoured

THIS MEDIA RELEASE WAS PREPARED BY THE NATIONAL HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (NHMRC) AND FIRST APPEARED ON WWW.NHMRC.GOV.AU/MEDIA. Twenty of Australia’s finest health and medical researchers have been honoured at the National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) annual Research Excellence Awards in Canberra. The prestigious awards recognise recent outstanding performance in the health and medical research […]

16 Apr,2018

ARMI Group Leader Jan Kaslin receives funding to study the rare genetic disease Sanfilippo Syndrome

The Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation and Cure Sanfilippo Foundation have recently announced that it will provide $AUD90,000 during 2018 to fund a project led by ARMI Group Leader Dr Jan Kaslin.  The prestigious grant will go towards the creation of a zebrafish model of Sanfilippo, a rare genetic metabolic disorder that causes fatal brain damage. Kaslin, a leading expert in […]

23 Jan,2018

Vital mechanism underlying the interplay between neuronal activity and myelination uncovered in new research

A new publication in the high-impact journal Nature Communications from the Merson group at the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) has further defined the relationship between neuronal activity and the process of myelination, a critical step in the development of the central nervous system and in the maintenance of healthy brain function. This research provides novel insights […]

15 Jan,2018

New research highlights crucial protein-protein interactions in muscle development

A discovery from the Currie Group at the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI), recently published in the high-impact journal Cell Reports, has shown a crucial role for TCP-1 ring complex (TRiC) in the formation of skeletal muscle and the hereditary neuromuscular disorder, nemaline myopathy. This work, led by Senior Research Fellow Dr Joachim Berger, provides novel insights into […]

04 Jan,2018

Australian study demonstrates newborn visual pathway vital to reaching and grasping behaviour

A discovery led by Australian scientists at the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute at Monash University published today, confirms the importance of the transient visual pathway in supporting the reach and grasp response commonly seen in newborn primates within the first few hours or days after birth. ‘This discovery demonstrates the presence and importance of the […]

14 Dec,2017

A young boy missing the visual centre of his brain retains vision – stunning researchers.

In a first-time discovery (shocking doctors and researchers alike) a young Australian boy has retained his vision despite missing the visual cortex of his brain. Due to a rare metabolic disorder, the seven year old boy – referred to as ‘BI’ – showed no flaws in his vision other than that of nearsightedness. Following the […]

13 Dec,2017

Ground-breaking research reveals critical mechanisms of cell reprogramming

In a host of publications spearheaded by Associate Professor Jose Polo from the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute and the Monash University Biomedicine Discovery Institute, an international team of scientists have uncovered key aspects of cell reprogramming. Over a decade ago, Japanese scientists described a cassette of four transcription factors that could transform any cell into […]

13 Nov,2017

New discoveries pave the way for improved understanding of stem cell research tools.

A newly published paper in the prominent science journal ‘Nature Methods’ revealed that human pluripotent stem cells have distinct functional and molecular features when generated through various methods. This discovery, realised by the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institutes (ARMI) Polo Group, offers a new comprehensive study in the field of stem cell research. The findings were led […]