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Professor Gail Risbridger

Bold move to tackle prostate cancer

Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute’s (BDI) Professor Gail Risbridger has received a United States Department of Defense grant to participate in an ambitious project that aims to eradicate incurable prostate cancer.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 22 May, 2018
Professor Kieran Harvey and Dr Sam Manning.

Scientists shine light on how organ size is controlled

Melbourne scientists have for the first time filmed the process which determines how big our organs grow, yielding new insights into the “Hippo pathway”.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 11 May, 2018
Professor Dena Lyras, Dr Sarah Larcombe, Dr Rebecca Rabi and Dr Milena Awad.

Researchers expose lethal bacteria spore proteins

Bacterial spores are a dormant, resistant cell type that cause disease in hospitals, are problematic in the food industry and agriculture, and which can be used in bioterrorism.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 8 May, 2018
Credit: Dr Madhavi Maddugoda from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research.

Revealed: the ‘city’ of cells supporting prostate tumours

A study led by researchers at Monash University’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) and the Garvan Institute of Medical Research has shed light on the cells that surround and support prostate tumours.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 2 May, 2018

Bringing the magic of infection and immunity to the low vision community

Outreach programs at universities often involve displays, exhibitions, lectures and other forms of public engagement. The Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute is developing an innovative program targeted at those who have low vision or are blind

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 2 May, 2018
Monash BDI Day of Immunology 2018 trivia activity

Monash BDI’s Day of Immunology: Tours, talks and trivia

Did you know that Melbourne has an outstanding history of Immunology research, including two Nobel Prize winners, Professor Peter Doherty and Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet?

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 2 May, 2018
L-R: Dr Jiyoti Verma, Associate Professor Ana Traven, Dr Thomas Naderer and Dr Tim Tucey.

Monash study exposes key tactic used by deadly fungus

A multidisciplinary study by Monash University Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) researchers has revealed that a lethal fungus destroys the immune cell that would ordinarily kill it by stealing its source of nutrients.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 1 May, 2018
L-R: Director Research, Monash Library Administration, David Groenewegan, research fellow Dr Elizabeth Zavitz, Deputy Head Neuroscience Program, Dr Nicholas Price.

Digital exhibition shows how visual information makes sense

At first glance, neuroscience and art make odd bedfellows. What does art have to do with neural functions and the nervous system?

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 26 April, 2018