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Professor Cameron Simmons appointed head of Institute of Vector-Borne Disease

Professor Cameron Simmons has been appointed Director of the Institute of Vector-Borne Disease (IVBD).

Research 26 February, 2018
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

Monash study reveals how kidney disease happens

Monash researchers have solved a mystery—revealing how certain immune cells work together to instigate autoimmune kidney disease.

Research 22 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

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