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11 Feb,2021

Discovery of Naturally Occurring Protein that could Reverse Severe Muscle Wasting in Disease, Aging and Trauma

An exciting discovery by Monash University scientists may lead to faster recovery from muscle injury and wasting diseases. When we tear a muscle – stem cells within it repair the problem. We can see this occurring not only in severe muscle wasting diseases such as muscular dystrophy and in war veterans who survive catastrophic limb […]

21 Sep,2020

Future Fellowship to Develop Innovative Genomic Tools of the Future

New funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC) will boost the development of novel genomic tools at ARMI and EMBL Australia. ARMI and EMBL Australia Group leader Dr Harald Janovjak was recently awarded a  prestigious ARC Future Fellowship. This will provide $810,000 over four years to support his group’s work in developing novel genetic methods […]

06 Aug,2020

New Grant to Support ARMI Research in Understanding Blindness in Newborns

A grant funded by the Angior Family Foundation has been awarded to ARMI to study Leber Congenital Amaurosis (LCA), a group of inherited retinal diseases that are the most common cause of blindness in newborn children. The project will be led by Senior Research Fellow Dr Joachim Berger from the Currie Group. “I would like […]

23 Jun,2020

ARMI Scientists Harness Computing Power to Unlock Biological Networks

A new algorithm developed by ARMI researchers is set to become the gold standard in network analysis. Called “Integrated Value of Influence (IVI),” the algorithm will help systems biology scientists better understand development and disease. The work, led by PhD student Adrian (Abbas) Salavaty from the Currie Group, was recently published in Patterns– a Cell […]

17 Jun,2020

ARMI Scientists Working to Improve Regenerative Medicine

New research from ARMI scientists outlines a novel method of enhancing regenerative activity, with clinical implications on improving the effectiveness of growth factors-based therapies. Recently published in the journal Science Advances, the work was spearheaded by Dr Ziad Julier and Associate Professor Mikaël Martino, in collaboration with researchers from Switzerland and Japan. The findings explored […]

27 Nov,2019

Hopes high for futuristic tissue healing method

An international team of scientists led by Monash University and the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute in Melbourne, Australia, has cleared the way for the use of growth factors to promote tissue repair by improving the delivery system of the molecules, busting cancer side effects and potentially slashing costs. The breakthrough has the potential to improve the lives […]

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 […]