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Dr Robin Hobbs and PhD student Mai La.

Stem cell findings raise hopes for male infertility therapies

Men are fertile throughout their lifespan because of the continual production of sperm in the testes, which is dependent on a small population of germline stem cells. But exactly which cells within the testes are functioning as stem cells has

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 6 August, 2018
Dr Greg Moseley with Dr Stephen Rawlinson and PhD student Tianyue Zhao.

Monash scientists show that highly lethal viruses hijack cellular defences against cancer

Henipaviruses are among the deadliest viruses known to man and have no effective treatments. The viruses include Hendra, lethal to humans and horses, and the Nipah virus, a serious threat in East and Southeast Asia.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 4 August, 2018
FusC crystal structure.

Mysterious mechanism of plant-rotting bacterium exposed

Monash University’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) researchers have made important – and fascinating – insights into a survival mechanism in a bacterium that causes rotting in certain plants, among them a highly

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 3 August, 2018
Associate Professor Fasséli Coulibaly.

Monash scientists find key piece in poxvirus puzzle

Researchers from the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) have solved a mystery that has been puzzling scientists for more than 50 years about the mechanism by which a clinically-used antibiotic – called rifampicin – acts

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 31 July, 2018
Professor Anton Peleg.

‘Superbug’ researcher honoured in prestigious microbiology award

Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) researcher Professor Anton Peleg has won the Australian Society of Microbiology’s (ASM) top research award for his contribution to the field, including his work on antimicrobial resistance.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 30 July, 2018
Prostate cancer is surprising difficult to keep alive outside the human body. Yet, like a greenhouse full of rare plants, the Melbourne Urological Research Alliance (MURAL) has cultivated a new collection of living patient tumours. By carefully

Experts band together to eradicate prostate cancer

A team of scientists and clinicians have developed a faster and more accurate way to test new treatments for the most aggressive form of prostate cancer.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 23 July, 2018
Professor Roger Daly and Dr Jiangning Song.

Bioinformatics tool to unearth new pointers to disease

An international collaboration, led by Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) researchers, has developed a novel bioinformatics tool that can expose hidden knowledge in data and potentially reveal mutations associated with specific diseases,

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 10 July, 2018
Dr Michael Zhu and Professor Roger Evans.

Oxygen may be crucial to preventing kidney disease after cardiac surgery

Nearly one in three patients having cardiac surgery develop acute kidney injury (AKI) afterwards, greatly increasing the chance of dying in hospital or the risk of developing chronic kidney disease later.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 3 July, 2018
Dr Eliana Marino.

Clinical trials to begin for Type 1 diabetes dietary supplement

Clinical trials will soon begin on a possible treatment for Type 1 diabetes. Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute’s (BDI) Dr Eliana Marino leads a team of researchers exploring

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 2 July, 2018