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05 Jul,2016

Wouter Masselink: reflections on doing a PhD at ARMI

Wouter Masselink was the first student to complete a PhD at ARMI after it opened its doors in 2009. If that isn’t an achievement in itself, it’s also worth noting that he’s been working in a postdoctoral position in Germany since October 2015.  After completing a Masters Degree at Utrecht University, Wouter came to Australia in 2011 to undertake […]

27 Jun,2016

ARMI Newsletter June 2016

Issue 5 of the ARMI newsletter, Regenerate, is now available for download in the ‘Resources’ section. In this issue: New ARMI Director Announced: Professor Peter Currie to take the lead Wouter Masselink: Reflections on doing a PhD at ARMI Q and A with Rodney Glanville Highlights from 2016 The bare bones of tissue regeneration and immunity with […]

16 Jun,2016

Regenerate Newsletter – Winter Edition 2017

The Winter 2017 of the ARMI newsletter, Regenerate, is now available for download in the ‘Resources’ section. Here are just some of the highlights for ARMI in the second quarter of 2017: In June 2016, Dr Olivier Serralbo received ARMI’s first shipment of quails – the start of the Monash Transgenic Quail Facility (MTQF) at ARMI. We […]

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 […]

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, […]

04 Apr,2016

Innate immune system modulates the regeneration process

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. See the Resources column to the right to view the full paper as a PDF.

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 […]

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 […]