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05 May,2015

New opportunities for Australian regenerative medicine with US partnership

The Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) at Monash University has today announced a new cooperative agreement with US research centre, the Jackson Laboratory (JAX). Under the agreement, the two institutions will establish cooperative programs and activities, exploring opportunities for short and long-term faculty and student exchanges, visits, education and training. Professor John Carroll, Dean of the Faculty […]

23 Apr,2015

Two of the world’s leading regenerative medicine institutes join forces

Australia’s regenerative medicine research efforts are set to strengthen as a result of a new partnership between Monash University and a leading US biomedical research institution. The Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) at Monash University announced today a partnership agreement with the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine. The partnership will explore new ways to promote […]

24 Mar,2015

New US position tempts research leader

World-renowned researcher Professor Nadia Rosenthal, founding Director of the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) at Monash University has accepted a newly created position as Scientific Director of The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) in Maine. ARMI, a joint venture between Monash University and the Victorian Government, was established to build on the University’s existing strengths in biomedical research and […]

23 Mar,2015

Nicholas Plachta moving to A*Star

An expert in biological imaging and embryonic development from the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) has announced he will be leaving Monash to join Singapore’s lead scientific agency. Dr Nicolas Plachta joined ARMI as an EMBL Australia Group leader, based at Monash University, in 2011. He will join the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology […]

17 Feb,2015

Discovery of brain pathway could lead to ways to prevent blindness

The Age, 17 February 2015 Australian researchers have overturned the long-held view that there is only one route for information to travel from the eye to the brain, with the discovery of a second “pathway” boosting hopes for future treatments to prevent blindness. The Age’s article, which was written by Bridie Smith, focuses on the work […]

16 Feb,2015

New pathways discovered to prevent blindness

Healthcanal , 16 February 2015 The article, which was published on the Healthcanal website, refers to research led by Associate Professor James Bourne and looks at how a study had made a new discovery between vision loss and brain plasticity that could help prevent blindness after injury or blindness. 

16 Feb,2015

New pathways discovered to prevent blindness

Published in Healthcanal, 16 February 2015 Visualisation of the complex wiring of the brain and the associated networks by MRI. Scientists have made a major new discovery detailing how areas of the brain responsible for vision could potentially adapt to injury or trauma and ultimately prevent blindness. The Monash University led study, published today in Current Biology, […]

03 Feb,2015

New stroke treatment gives brain repair hope

Herald Sun, 3 February 2015 In the Herald Sun’s article written by Brigid O’Connell, Associate Professor James Bourne was interviewed about his research into an anti-Nogo therapy, which can help patients rewire their brains after a stroke.

01 Dec,2014

ARMI Newsletter December 2014

Issue 2 of the ARMI newsletter, Regenerate, is now available for download in the ‘Resources’ section. In this issue: Nobel Prize winner Sir John Gurdon visits ARMI From the Editor Professor Peter Currie ARMI – has its own “Tower of Babel” 2014 Awards, Grants and Prizes Highlights  The Eva and Les Erdi Zebrafish Research Group BioEYES […]

14 Aug,2014

Holy grail of making stem cells in laboratory a step closer after discovery using zebrafish at Monash University

In this article, written by Lucie Van Den Berg about stem cell research, it discusses how Australian scientists had made a discovery when studying zebrafish that may lead them in making self-renewing stem cells that could be created to treat  blood disorders and diseases.  Professor Peter Currie and Dr Phong Dang Nguyen were referenced about their work with zebrafish.