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Professor Colby Zaph

Molecular link uncovered between Vitamin A and intestinal health

New research from Monash University has found a signaling molecule that helps maintain intestinal health in mice. Published in PLoS Pathogens, these findings could provide new ways to fight disease.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 23 February, 2018
Monash BDI researchers Professor Ben Kile and Dr Kate McArthur. (Photo credit: Steve Morton)

DNA gets away: scientists catch the rogue molecule that can trigger autoimmunity

A research team has discovered the process – and filmed the actual moment – that can change the body’s response to a dying cell. Importantly – what they call the “Great Escape” moment may one day prove to be

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 23 February, 2018
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
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