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How to repair your gut

In a world first, Monash University researchers have identified a key biomolecule that enhances the repair of your gut lining by prompting stem cells to regenerate damaged tissue.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 21 July, 2020

Study points to new gut repair therapy

A world-first discovery by Monash BDI researchers that points to a way to repair the gut has attracted the attention of a number of media outlets.

In the Press 20 July, 2020
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Monash BDI staff acknowledged in recent University promotions

Recognising excellence in research, education and engagement, a huge congratulations to each of the 17 Monash BDI staff who were successful with their recent academic promotions! We’ve recently added six new Professors to the institute, and

News 22 June, 2020
Professor Helen Abud

MPCCC research partnership with Monash BDI to improve future accuracy of precision medicine

A new MPCCC partnership with Monash University’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute will investigate whether innovative research technologies, including multi-omic and organoid profiling, can improve the future accuracy of precision

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 28 May, 2020
Two Monash BDI teams successfully secured funding in the 2019 National Health and Medical Research Council Equipment Grants round.

New equipment a welcome boost for biomedical research at Monash

Future drug discovery and chemical biology research at the Monash BDI has been given a welcome boost as two teams successfully secured funding in the 2019 National Health and Medical Research Council Equipment Grants round.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 9 March, 2020
Clockwise: Professor Helen Abud, Professor Roger Daly, Dr Ralf Schittenhelm and Dr Lan Nguyen.

Innovative research projects funded by Cancer Council Victoria

Two Monash BDI teams led by Dr Lan Nguyen and Professor Jose Polo received Cancer Council Victoria Venture Grant, which are designed to support bold ideas in cancer research that would be unlikely to attract conventional, more risk-averse funding.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 9 March, 2020
Dr Rebekah Engel riding to beat bowel cancer.

Ride for bowel cancer research

Dr Rebekah Engel from the Abud lab recently took part in the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race People’s Ride, raising money for the Let's Beat Bowel Cancer initiative.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 11 February, 2020
Associate Professor Helen Abud.

Mini organs grown from tumour cells can help us choose the best chemo

Associate Professor Helen Abud provided expert commentary in The New Scientist on research published in Science Translational Medicine.

In the Press 9 October, 2019
L-R: Michael Bullen, Dr Partha Das and Dr Pratibha Tripathi.

Study reveals factors behind embryonic stem cell state

An international collaboration, led by Monash BDI’s Dr Partha Das, has found for the first time that two new epigenetic regulators, TAF5L and TAF6L, maintain self-renewal of embryonic stem cells. The scientists also found that these

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 18 April, 2019