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Associate Professor Zane Andrews and Monash BDI colleague

The end of yo-yo dieting? Monash researchers uncover brain switch that controls fat burning

Monash University scientists have discovered a molecular switch in the brain that regulates fat burning – and could provide a way to control weight gain following dieting.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 14 February, 2018

VCA grant enables research into lymphoma

Patients diagnosed with lymphoma are set to benefit from new research at Monash University thanks to a Victorian Cancer Agency grant.

Clinical Sciences 24 January, 2018

Monash’s life-changing medical research supported by new national funding

Monash Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences has attracted major new funding for life-changing medical research projects.

The Medical Research Future Fund is a new funding scheme that supports Australia’s leading medical researchers. Medicine 22 January, 2018

Associate Professor Helen Abud

Translating colorectal cancer organoids into patient care

Associate Professor Helen Abud is lead investigator on a grant funded by Cancer Australia to test how ‘organoids’ grown in a laboratory environment can be used to predict patient responses to therapy.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 19 January, 2018
Associate Professor Craig Harrison and Dr Kelly Walton

Myostatin discovery could lead to new treatments for ALS, muscular dystrophy

Associate Professor Craig Harrison, Dr Kelly Walton and a team of international researchers have identified how the inactive or latent form of myostatin (also known as GDF8), a signalling protein responsible for limiting muscle, is activated.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 19 January, 2018
Associate Professor Lee Wong

UK cancer charities join forces to help fund brain cancer research at Monash

The fund will support Associate Professor Lee Wong at the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute to search for weaknesses in brain tumours that could help develop new treatments.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 9 January, 2018
Professor Jamie Rossjohn

Monash extends collaboration with Janssen on psoriasis prevention

Monash University announced an extension of its collaboration with Janssen Biotech, Inc., one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, where researchers will investigate triggers of the immune-mediated disease, psoriasis,

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 8 January, 2018
From L-R:Dr Jasmine Li, Professor Stephen J Turner, Dr Moshe Olshansky, Dr Brendan Russ.

Key to immune system’s memory revealed

Monash BDI scientists have defined a novel molecular ‘blueprint’ that plays a pivotal part in the immune system’s ability to fight disease by ‘remembering’ infections.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 20 December, 2017