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03 Jun,2016

Study could deliver new cancer treatment’s

Scientists at Monash University, in Melbourne, have solved a mystery in molecular biology that could lead to a new way to treat cancer. A team led by developmental biologist Professor Christophe Marcelle, of the university’s Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, has discovered a key molecular pathway that determines the fate of embryonic stem cells in chickens. […]

20 May,2016

Heal thyself – Monash University stem cell finding points the way to a faster repair of muscle-based injury and disease

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.  The study, led by Professor Peter Currie, Director of the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) at Monash University (Melbourne), could also lead […]

16 Mar,2016

New way to harvest stem cells better for donors

For bone marrow transplantation, stem cells are routinely harvested from healthy donors and used to treat patients with cancers including leukaemia. Current harvesting methods take a long time and require injections of a growth factor to boost stem cell numbers. This often leads to side effects. The discovery, published today in Nature Communications , reduces […]

27 Aug,2015

Monash team wins Eureka Prize

It’s billed as the Oscars of Australian Science and last night Monash University researchers ARMI Deputy Director Professor Peter Currie and PhD student Phong Nguyen, from the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, together with Dr Georgina Hollway from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research have won this year’s Eureka Prize for scientific research. […]

04 Jun,2015

Australian fossil forces rethink on ancestors’ emergence onto land’

The first backboned animals to step out of water and walk on dry land were from Australia, a new study has found. Previously it was thought that the first terrestrial vertebrates were small animals from Scotland. However analysis of a 333 million year old broken bone by researchers from Monash University, Queensland University of Technology […]

20 May,2015

Introducing new open access journal – npj Regenerative Medicine

Nature Publishing Group has partnered with Monash University, Australia to publish npj Regenerative Medicine, a new open access research journal that will explore the potential of organisms to restore and regenerate damaged cells, tissues and organs. The study of regenerative medicine has the potential to help scientists and clinicians devise early-intervention treatments for traumatic injury or […]

05 May,2015

New opportunities for Australian regenerative medicine with US partnership

The Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) at Monash University has today announced a new cooperative agreement with US research centre, the Jackson Laboratory (JAX). Under the agreement, the two institutions will establish cooperative programs and activities, exploring opportunities for short and long-term faculty and student exchanges, visits, education and training. Professor John Carroll, Dean of the Faculty […]

23 Apr,2015

Two of the world’s leading regenerative medicine institutes join forces

Australia’s regenerative medicine research efforts are set to strengthen as a result of a new partnership between Monash University and a leading US biomedical research institution. The Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) at Monash University announced today a partnership agreement with the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine. The partnership will explore new ways to promote […]

24 Mar,2015

New US position tempts research leader

World-renowned researcher Professor Nadia Rosenthal, founding Director of the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) at Monash University has accepted a newly created position as Scientific Director of The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) in Maine. ARMI, a joint venture between Monash University and the Victorian Government, was established to build on the University’s existing strengths in biomedical research and […]

23 Mar,2015

Nicholas Plachta moving to A*Star

An expert in biological imaging and embryonic development from the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) has announced he will be leaving Monash to join Singapore’s lead scientific agency. Dr Nicolas Plachta joined ARMI as an EMBL Australia Group leader, based at Monash University, in 2011. He will join the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology […]