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19 Jan,2016

Recipe for tissue repair a skin cell breakthrough

First appeared in the Herald Sun, 19 January 2016, by Brigid O’Connell MELBOURNE researchers have created the “recipe book” for turning skin cells into almost any other cell in the human body. The landmark finding from the international research project paves the way for growing whole organs from human cells, as well as fast-tracking cell regeneration treatments […]

11 Jan,2016

Science Portraits: biologists – Phong Nguyen, developmental biologist

As published in Cosmos Magazine, a portrait of three young scientists, featuring ARMI’s Young Scientist Dr Phong Nguyen. Read below to discover a science portrait of his research career thus far, his work with zebrafish and blood stem cells, and the impact to hope for in the area of leukaemia. Phong Nguyen is studying blood stem […]

01 Dec,2015

ARMI Newsletter December 2015

Issue 4 of the ARMI newsletter, Regenerate, is now available for download in the ‘Resources’ section. In this issue: Random Walks in Regenerative Medicine  From the Editor Professor Peter Currie ARMI Group Leader hits the United Nations in New York Farewell to Director Nadia Rosenthal Thursday 14th December 2014 The ARMI Well-deserved Page! ARMI’s Eureka Moment! […]

03 Nov,2015

Spotlight on zebrafish

Although they are small in stature, measuring between 2.5cm to 4cm, the tropical fish native to South East Asia are making important contributions to scientific research, particularly the field of regenerative medicine. The zebrafish (also known as Danio rerio) has become a widely used model organism in scientific research because of some key advantages. What are […]

02 Nov,2015

ARMI Annual Report 2014

Contents include: Director’s report Research Highlights Research Group Reports Core Research Facilities ARMI Team Research Activities and publications To receive a printed copy of the report, please email your postal address to laura.crilley@monash.edu. 

19 Oct,2015

Sharks could reveal how neck disease forms in humans

As published in the Health Canal October 19 2015 Researcher Catherine Boisvert conducts egg drug injection work for the project. New insights into how the neck vertebrae of elephant sharks naturally become fused could help researchers to understand how neck development can go wrong in people affected by disease. In a paper published in journal, PLoS One, researchers […]

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 […]

02 Sep,2015

The illustrated man

Rodney Glanville is one of the primary technicians at FishCore. He attracts a lot of attention and not just because he’s great at his job. Walking around the aquarium at ARMI, it will be hard to miss Rodney Glanville. Rodney is one of the primary aquarium technicians at ARMI’s FishCore, responsible for such things as fish […]

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 […]