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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 […]

01 Mar,2016

Mining for intestinal stem cells

(Image from left to right: Jose Polo (Co-corresponding), Helen Abud (Co-corresponding), Christian Nefzger (Co-First), Thierry Jarde (Co-First)) Like most organs, our gut is made out of many different cell types. In a normal state, these cells work together to enable normal gut function. However, the gut can be subjected to a variety of diseases that can […]

01 Mar,2016

Opinion: You might find my research using monkeys abhorrent, but it could save your life

First appeared in The Guardian, by James Bourne, 1 March 2016 ‘The care and welfare of animals are of paramount concern to every researcher.’ Photograph: Graeme Robertson for the Guardian “… and what do you do for a living James?” Before answering this question I can predict a range of responses to my answer. Some people lean forward […]

13 Feb,2016

NPJ Regenerative Medicine – open for submissions

ARMI strives for two key results for our effort: to create new knowledge in stem cell and regenerative research that can improve patients lives, and to share our discoveries with the world. With this in mind, ARMI has teamed up with Nature Publishing Group to publish a new journal: npj Regenerative Medicine, an open access journal, sharing […]

05 Feb,2016

Meet Hakan from Team Berger

Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, 5 February 2016 For many PhD students, writing a science review is like a rite of passage into the scientific community. This was no different for Hakan Tarakci, a fresh ARMI PhD student in Prof. Peter Currie’s Lab, under the supervision of Dr. Joe Berger. With Hakan’s scientific curiosity piqued, starting […]

05 Feb,2016

New ARMI Director Announced: Professor Peter Currie to take the lead

Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, 5 February 2016 After an extensive international search, Professor Peter Currie, current Deputy Head of ARMI has been appointed to the role of ARMI Director. Professor Currie received his Ph.D. from Syracuse University, New York, USA. He undertook postdoctoral training in zebrafish development at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund (now Cancer […]

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 […]