Australian-led international research team generates the first model of early human embryos from skin cells
In a discovery that will revolutionise research into the causes of early miscarriage, infertility and the study of early human development - an international team of scientists led by Monash University in Melbourne, Australia has generated a model
Researchers have grown ‘human embryos’ from skin cells. What does that mean, and is it ethical?
Researchers have successfully grown model versions of early human embryos by “reprogramming” cells from human skin. The breakthrough potentially opens up new ways to study the earliest phases of human development, learn more about
Monash BDI community shines in tough times
It was a year like no other but members of Monash University’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) rose to the challenges of COVID-19, going above and beyond in their contributions and the sacrifices made to further biomedical science,
New plant-based gel to fast-track 'mini-organs' growth, improve cancer treatment
Monash University researchers have created the world's first bioactive plant-based nanocellulose hydrogel to support organoid growth for biomedical applications, including cancer treatment and COVID-19.
BDI stars celebrated in Vice-Chancellor's Awards (2020)
Last night, the Vice Chancellor's Education and Research Awards for 2020 were presented in a virtual ceremony.
Victoria’s most outstanding mid-career cancer researchers announced
Three Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) researchers have been recognised in the Monash Partners Comprehensive Cancer Consortium’s (MPCCC) inaugural State-wide search for Outstanding Cancer Research.
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.
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.
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