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04 Jan,2018

Australian study demonstrates newborn visual pathway vital to reaching and grasping behaviour

A discovery led by Australian scientists at the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute at Monash University published today, confirms the importance of the transient visual pathway in supporting the reach and grasp response commonly seen in newborn primates within the first few hours or days after birth. ‘This discovery demonstrates the presence and importance of the […]

14 Dec,2017

A young boy missing the visual centre of his brain retains vision – stunning researchers.

In a first-time discovery (shocking doctors and researchers alike) a young Australian boy has retained his vision despite missing the visual cortex of his brain. Due to a rare metabolic disorder, the seven year old boy – referred to as ‘BI’ – showed no flaws in his vision other than that of nearsightedness. Following the […]

13 Dec,2017

Ground-breaking research reveals critical mechanisms of cell reprogramming

In a host of publications spearheaded by Associate Professor Jose Polo from the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute and the Monash University Biomedicine Discovery Institute, an international team of scientists have uncovered key aspects of cell reprogramming. Over a decade ago, Japanese scientists described a cassette of four transcription factors that could transform any cell into […]

13 Nov,2017

New discoveries pave the way for improved understanding of stem cell research tools.

A newly published paper in the prominent science journal ‘Nature Methods’ revealed that human pluripotent stem cells have distinct functional and molecular features when generated through various methods. This discovery, realised by the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institutes (ARMI) Polo Group, offers a new comprehensive study in the field of stem cell research. The findings were led […]

09 Nov,2017

New experience, perspective, and Institute leadership.

ARMI is proud to introduce the Industry Advisory Committee. As an internationally focused institution, it’s perfect for ARMI to welcome its newly formed Industry Advisory Committee (IAC) a sub committee of the Leadership Advisory Board. ARMI has an international reputation for its dedication to unlocking the regenerative capabilities of the human body. By working as a strategic scanning mechanism, […]

26 Oct,2017

CCRM Australia receives funding from MTPConnect’s Project Fund Program

Thursday, 26 October 2017 – Melbourne, Australia: MTPConnect – the Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals Industry Growth Centre – today announced it will provide a proposed $780,000 provisional funding over two years, with matched funding coming from the sector. The funding will allow CCRM Australia to implement the first two years of the documented proposed 5 Year Strategy […]

07 Jul,2017

Australian study clears way to growing replacement body organs

A discovery by Australian scientists promises to pave the way to producing replacement organs for damaged hearts, kidneys and bowels, using patients’ own stem cells. The research, pioneered by a team of scientists led by Professor Peter Currie, Director of the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute at Monash University (Melbourne), could overcome the severe shortage of […]

14 May,2017

Finding the back gate to schizophrenia

Schizophrenia affects around 3 out of every 1000 Australians aged 18-45 and as national Schizophrenia Awareness Week commences (14 – 21 May 2017), Australians who live with this debilitating disorder will be questioning if science and research is any closer to understanding why it develops and what we can do about it. For most sufferers of schizophrenia, […]

04 Apr,2017

How white blood cells are made: ARMI researchers provide gene clue in international study

A multidisciplinary effort by an international team of scientists including Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) researchers at Monash University (Melbourne) has discovered a significant role for the SMARCD2 gene in white blood cell development. The results define the genetic causes of a rare hereditary white blood cell disorder, and have implications for other blood diseases […]

18 Jul,2016

From fins to limbs: Monash University scientists reveal how key adaptation occurred enabling emergence of land animal

Embargoed 20 July 2016 at 1800 London time / 1300 US Eastern Time. Scientists at the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) at Monash University (Melbourne) have identified an important evolutionary innovation that gave rise to many land animals, from reptiles and birds to mammals, and including our own species. The work, published in the latest issue of the prestigious British journal, […]