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Professor Mary Jane Black

Preterm babies at risk of developing kidney disease later in life, Monash research finds

How healthy we are in adulthood is, in many ways, determined while we are still in the womb. Babies born prematurely could be at greater risk of developing kidney disease later in life according to a landmark study investigating the impacts of pre

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Professor Michael Morgan, Dr Lucie Joschko, Dr Mike McDonald, Dr Caroline Gurvich, Professor John Carroll, Dr Aldeida Aleti, Dr Susie Ho

Athena SWAN is making a positive impact on gender equity

Last Tuesday, as part of Diversity and Inclusion Week, the Monash University Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team shared its prel

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Immunotherapy: looking for ways to enhance the immune system. Picture: Prima BioMed

Prima Biomed and Monash University receive funding grant for LAG-3 research project

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - Prima BioMed Ltd (ASX: PRR; NASDAQ: PBMD) (“Prima” or the “Company”) announces that the Australian Research Council (ARC) has awarded Prima and research partner Monash University a A$360,

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Associate Professor Helen Abud and Associate Professor Paul McMurrick

Bowel cancer ‘organoids’ research boosted by $300k grant

A generous philanthropic grant from The Collie Foundation will boost ground-breaking clinical and translational bowel cancer research being undertaken by a Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute and Cabrini Health collaborative team.

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Mouse miotic spindle showing chromosomes (blue) and spindle (red)

Protein discovery may boost egg quality and increase chances of a healthy pregnancy

Monash researchers have found the loss of a particular protein may be crucial in understanding why the eggs of some women fail to fertilise or, when they do, have a greater incidence of chromosomal abnormalities such as Down’s Syndrome.

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The Monash team (from left to right): Dr Kade Roberts, Dr Tony Velkov, Professor Jian Li, Professor Roger Nation (and Associate Professor Philip Thompson, absent due to business travel)

Monash scientists gain multimillion-dollar NIH grant for ‘superbug’ drug discovery program

A world-leading team, led by Professor Jian Li from the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI), has been awarded a multi-million dollar grant by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) to further its pioneering work on drug discovery,

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Dr Florian Wiede and Professor Tony Tiganis

Scientists make critical insights into T-cell development

In important fundamental research, Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute researchers have identified a crucial part of the enzyme’s role in early T-cell development, and have shown that decreased levels of this enzyme can lead to the type of T-

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Professor Trevor Lithgow

International award supports collaborative antimicrobial research

Monash University's Professor Trevor Lithgow has been awarded China’s ‘Foreign Expert Award’, given to engage top international talent from around the globe to drive key breakthroughs and advance emerging disciplines.

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Dr Tony Velkov and Professor Jian Li

'Superbug' battle bolstered by major US National Institutes of Health grant

Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI)scientists investigating antibiotic-resistant 'superbugs' have secured a highly competitive US National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to boost their internationally leading research. Led by Professor

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Professor Kate Denton

Monash scientist honoured by coveted US award for hypertension research

Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute’s (BDI) Professor Kate Denton has received the highly-regarded Harriet Dustan Award from the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Council for Hypertension Research.

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Dr David Stroud from Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute

New genetic analysis approach could improve diagnosis for mitochondrial disease

An international team of scientists, led by researchers at the  Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI), have shown a new approach to genetic analysis could greatly improve

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Dr Garron Dodd and Professor Tony Tiganis

Revealed: brain ‘switch’ tells body to burn fat after a meal

Scientists at Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute have found a mechanism by which the brain coordinates feeding with energy expenditure, solving a puzzle that has previously eluded researchers and offering a potential novel target for the

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From left to right: Dr Andrew Major, Dr Claire Hirst and Associate Professor Craig Smith

Discovery of why emus are grounded takes flight

Research led by Associate Professor Craig Smith, a group leader at the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, has helped solve the mystery of how emus became flightless, identifying a gene involved in the development and evolution of bird wings.

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Professor Anton Peleg

NHMRC fellowship to help Professor tackle antimicrobial resistant infections

Professor Anton Peleg, a Group Leader from the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute(BDI) and also the Director of the Department of Infectious Diseases at the Alfred Hospital and Monash University, has received a highly competitive Practitioner

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Associate Professor Max Cryle

Antibiotic insight may help in battle against bacterial resistance

Monash BDI researchers, as part of an international collaboration, have identified a key part of the process by which a common clinical antibiotic is formed – a finding that could potentially pave the way for novel compounds to tackle the problem

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Professor Jamie Rossjohn, Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute

Monash scientist honoured by prestigious UK Medical Fellowship

Monash University scientist, Professor Jamie Rossjohn, has been elected to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences in the UK. The Academy of Medical Sciences Fellows are considered the UK’s leading medical scientists, elected for their

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Associate Professor Helen Abud, Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute

Beating bowel cancer

It’s Australia's second biggest cancer killer, claiming the lives of 80 Australians each week.  As Bowel Cancer Awareness month comes to a close, we’re shining the light on the work of Associate Professor Helen Abud and her team &ndas

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Dr Craig Harrison and Dr Kelly Walton from the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute

Muscle growth finding may assist with cancer treatment

Monash University’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) researchers have collaboratively developed a therapeutic approach that dramatically promotes the growth of muscle mass, which could potentially prevent muscle wasting in diseases includin

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From left to right: Dr Jair Garcia (RMIT), A/Prof Adrian Dyer (RMIT and Monash University), Prof Marcello Rosa (Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute and ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function)

Seeing the coloured light: bee brains open way for better cameras

New research into the way that honeybees see colour could pave the way for more accurate cameras in phones, drones and robots. Identifying colour in complex outdoor environments is extremely difficult because the colour of light is continuously

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Monash University and Monash BDI PhD students at the launch event of Victoria’s MedTech-Pharma program of the Industry Mentoring Network in STEM. Not all mentees were able to attend [Image: Adrienne Bizzarri Photography].

Monash PhD students selected for industry mentoring program

IMNIS is an award-winning national initiative of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) that connects high profile industry leaders with motivated PhD students in a one year mentoring program. Thanks to funding from major

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