2017/01/10 - Landmark study unlocks secrets of aggressive prostate cancer
Description: A landmark study, led by Monash University's Biomedicine Discovery Institute with the involvement of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, has revealed the reason why men with a family history of prostate cancer who also carry the BRCA2 gene fault have a more aggressive form of prostate cancer.
2016/12/20 - Superbug fighting antibiotics
Description: Throughout 2016 Associate Professor Max Cryle and his collaborators, from the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, have used published molecular structures of antibiotic resistant golden staph (Staphylococcus aureus), to see how we might overcome the resistance with new super-antibiotics.
2016/12/13 - PhD candidates to study at largest Japanese research institute
Description: Two Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute PhD students will spend more than six months next year at Japan's largest and most comprehensive research institute, RIKEN. The students were successfully chosen to travel to the Japanese institute as part of a recently established PhD exchange program.
2016/12/12 - How HIV's evasion tactics could help fight the flu
Description: One vaccine. Lifetime immunity. This is the goal for thousands of researchers tackling one of the world's most evasive pathogens - human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
2016/12/12 - Heart Foundation boosts research
Description: Two Biomedicine Discovery Institute researchers have been successful in this year's round of Heart Foundation grants.
2016/12/08 - Nanoparticle breast cancer treatment buoyed by fellowship
Description: Laser-activated nanoparticles that destroy breast cancer cells sound like the fodder of science fiction - but this cutting-edge technology is exactly what Dr Kylie Wagstaff from the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute researches. To support this research, Dr Wagstaff has just been awarded a Career Development Fellowship from the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
2016/12/07 - Researcher awarded for significant Australian nerve research
Description: Dr Brent Neumann from the Biomedicine Discovery Institute's Neuroscience Program has been awarded for his significant contributions to understanding nerve degeneration and repair.
2016/12/05 - Physiology lecturer recognised for years of teaching excellence
Description: Physiology Senior Lecturer Dr Julia Choate has been recognised at the recent Monash Vice-Chancellor's Education and Research Awards Program awards for her teaching excellence.
2016/12/03 - Monash NHMRC win announced at Biomedicine Discovery Institute
Description: Monash University has topped the funding in this year's project grants awarded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), the Federal Minister for Health, The Hon Sussan Ley announced at the Biomedicine Discovery Institute today.
2016/12/01 - How our immune system targets tuberculosis
Description: Every 18 seconds someone dies from tuberculosis - it is the world's most deadly infectious disease. Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative agent of tuberculosis (TB), has infected more than one-third of the human population with an annual death toll of approximately 1.5 million people.
2016/11/30 - Victoria's status as biomedical research hub strengthened with major prize win for Monash
Description: Two of Victoria's leading research minds from Monash University and the University of Melbourne have received the state's most prestigious scientific award, the Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation, for world-leading research into how the immune system identifies and fights disease.
2016/11/25 - Researcher receives teaching award for third year running
Description: For the third year running Professor Ramesh Rajan has been recognised for his outstanding teaching methods.
2016/11/24 - Immunity researcher recognised with Young Tall Poppy Science Award
Description: Fighting infections relies on our immune system recognising microbes that cause disease, attacking the infection, and ‘remembering' that infection if we encounter it again.
2016/11/21 - Sparking imagination for science careers in schools: BioEYES
Description: The BioEYES outreach program - which the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute began delivering in 2010 - reaches out to schools to spark students' interest in science.
2016/11/18 - Monash researcher recognised for pioneering work in fight against superbugs
Description: A Monash University researcher has been awarded the prestigious Jacques Miller Medal in recognition of his pioneering work into understanding a family of antibiotics that are the last resort against the worst of the worst bacterial superbugs.
2016/11/18 - PhD mentoring taking science to industry
Description: Twelve PhD students have connected with industry leaders through the Industry mentoring network in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (IMNIS) program.
2016/11/14 - Monash grows mini tumours for bowel cancer therapy
Description: Monash University researchers are using cutting-edge techniques to grow a patient's three- dimensional tumour outside the body.
2016/11/14 - Creating next generation medicines: new industry collaboration announced
Description: Monash University and the Hudson Institute of Medical Research have announced a new research collaboration with the Swiss-based healthcare company Roche (F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd and Hoffmann-La Roche Inc.)
2016/11/14 - Monash researchers start company to reprogram human cells
Description: In what is likely to revolutionise the ability of doctors to turn cells from a patient into tissues and organs needed to treat disease, a technology called Mogrify, co-developed at Monash University, provides the template to turn cells into a heart, kidney or pancreas.
2016/11/07 - Another brick in the coeliac wall
Description: New research has added another brick to the wall in discovering the immune triggers for coeliac disease.
2016/11/04 - ARC funds capability in cryo-electron microscopy and protein structural biology
Description: A consortium of some of Australia's lead protein structural biologists, led by Professors Michael Parker and James Whisstock received $850,000 from the Australian Research Council to support the purchase of two new high resolution cryo-electron microscopes (cryo-EM).
2016/10/31 - Combined stem cell and drug therapy holds potential cure for asthma
Description: Asthma treatment has barely changed over 20 years, with those who cannot easily control their condition relying on inhalers or using steroids which carry a high risk of weight gain, diabetes, osteoporosis and high blood pressure.
2016/10/27 - Scientists develop world first 3D mammary gland model
Description: A team of researchers from Monash University and Cardiff University has succeeded in creating a three dimensional mammary gland model that will pave the way for a better understanding of the mechanisms of breast cancer.
2016/10/21 - Mobilising our immune system to fight flu
Description: Last week marked the 20th anniversary of Professors Doherty and Zinkernagel's Nobel Prize in Medicine for discoveries concerning the immune system. 20 years on, and Monash-based researchers are making fundamental advances in how our immune system functions.
2016/10/14 - Breakthrough on virus infecting rare and endangered parrots
Description: Australian researchers have unravelled the molecular makeup of a virus threatening some of the world's most endangered species, paving the way for the potential development of a vaccine to save dwindling populations of the Australian birds.
2016/10/13 - Monash PhD student scores her dream spot in AFL Women's League team
Description: A PhD student from the School of Biomedical Sciences has been selected to play for Carlton in the first ever NAB AFL Women's League draft, and whose research could significantly benefit football players.
2016/10/10 - Research into aggressive breast cancer buoyed by interdisciplinary grant
Description: Two School of Biomedical Science researchers have received funding to research new treatments for triple negative breast cancer, in conjunction with a scientist from the Faculty of Science.
2016/10/07 - Study challenges idea of mandatory water intake
Description: A multi-institute study led by Monash University has revealed for the first time the mechanism that regulates fluid intake in the human body and stops us from over-drinking, which can cause potentially fatal water intoxication.
2016/09/30 - Researchers awarded international collaborative grant
Description: Three of our researchers have been successful in the European Commission's Research and Innovation Staff Exchange grant program.
2016/09/28 - Breakthrough research spearheads highly effective malaria vaccine
Description: Australian researchers have discovered the secret behind stopping malaria parasites in the liver, uncovering a new vaccine strategy.
2016/09/23 - Redesigning drugs to fight superbugs
Description: Claiming the lives of an estimated 700,000 people each year - and predicted to kill 10 million people a year by 2050* - drug-resistant superbugs are a major threat to public health worldwide.
2016/09/20 - Collaborating across borders to enhance discoveries
Description: Seven of our researchers have been successful in gaining seed funding for establishing research collaborations with Monash's Faculty of Science.
2016/09/19 - Student recognised by "Junior Nobel Prize"
Description: Student Anoushka Lal has been named the regional winner of the Life Sciences category in the international Undergraduate Awards - often referred to as the "Junior Nobel Prizes" - for the Oceania region.
2016/09/16 - Unravelling the complexities of the brain - one immune cell at a time
Description: The brain is literally the last frontier for the human immune system - for the most part the brain and the immune system remain separate. Increasingly, however, we are learning new ways in which the immune system interacts with the brain, causing diseases such as multiple sclerosis.
2016/09/15 - Unravelling the genetic mystery behind mitochondrial disease
Description: Researchers from the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute in Melbourne have identified two new genes linked to a major cause of mitochondrial disease.
2016/09/08 - Monash ranks as innovation leader
Description: Monash has been ranked as the second most innovative university in Australia in the Reuters international rankings.
2016/09/02 - Researchers identify protein to prevent damage to donated vital organs
Description: Melbourne researchers have identified a protein that could prevent damage to donated organs before and after transplantation, and potentially stop the body rejecting them.
2016/08/30 - Students highly commended in international Undergraduate Awards
Description: Three of our students have received a highly commended in the Undergraduate Awards, placing them in the top 10 per cent of submissions worldwide.
2016/08/29 - Disarming the most dangerous of superbugs
Description: Among the six most deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the world, Acinetobacter baumannii targets the sick and elderly in hospitals.
2016/08/23 - Immune breakthrough: unscratching poison ivy's rash
Description: We all know that a brush with poison ivy leaves us with an itchy painful rash.
2016/08/23 - Biomedicine Discovery Institute to collaborate with Yale University
Description: The Biomedicine Discovery Institute has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with one of the oldest universities in the US, Yale.
2016/08/16 - Early Career Researchers honoured with publications prizes
Description: Two Early Career Researchers from the Biomedicine Discovery Institute have been honoured with publications prizes by the Monash Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences in a cermony held last night.
2016/08/09 - Potential new therapeutic target for drug-resistant cancer
Description: A group of international scientists, led by researchers from the Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Monash University, have discovered a way to target an active form of a protein called ADAM 10, which is associated with the initiation of cancer and its maintenance in humans and in mouse models.
2016/08/09 - Promising new treatment for lupus on the horizon
Description: A drug originally used to boost the immune system is showing promise as a potential new treatment for lupus, research published today shows.
2016/08/04 - Big step towards cure for lifelong viral infections
Description: New research has taken us a step closer to finding a cure for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), as well as other infections including the glandular fever virus, which is associated with the development of lymphoma.
2016/07/25 - David de Kretser award honours a lifetime of achievement
Description: The Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences presented the David de Kretser Lifetime Achievement Award to Sir John Monash Distinguished Professor David de Kretser on Friday.
2016/07/25 - Monash researcher awarded Metcalf Prize for Stem Cell Research
Description: Monash University researcher Dr Tracy Heng has been awarded the prestigious 2016 Metcalf Prize for Stem Cell Research, supported by the National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia.
2016/06/22 - Diet high in fibre and vitamin A key to preventing allergies
Description: Eating a diet rich in fibre can actually shape the immune system to reduce allergies to substances such as peanuts, new research shows.
2016/06/13 - Targeting pancreatic cancer through signalling
Description: Researchers have identified a new way to tailor treatments for patients with pancreatic cancer, one of the most deadly forms of cancer. Currently only five per cent of people with pancreatic cancer survive longer than five years after their diagnosis.
2016/06/08 - Simulation of open-heart surgery lends clues to kidney failure
Description: No one can deny that open-heart surgery, where the heart is exposed and the blood is made to bypass it, is one of the most invasive of all medical procedures.
2016/06/02 - Early career researcher wins Premier’s award for medical research
Description: Dr Stephanie Simonds, a researcher at the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, has been awarded the prestigious 2016 Premier’s Award for Health and Medical Research at a ceremony at Government House.
2016/05/23 - Watching stem cells repair muscle in real time - Clues to ageing, disease and sports in...
Description: Scientists from Monash University’s Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute ARMI, have found the first real evidence into how muscles may be triggered to regenerate or heal when damaged – in r...
2016/03/03 - Snake venom may hold key to breaking down plaques that cause Alzheimers disease
Description: A toxic protein called amyloid beta is thought to play a key role in the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. In healthy people, amyloid beta is degraded by enzymes as it forms.
2016/02/25 - Major breakthrough in fighting antibiotic resistance
Description: In what is being heralded as a groundbreaking discovery, scientists led by Monash University and Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers, Dr Thomas Naderer and Dr James Vince, have shown that drug...
2016/02/12 - Tiny worm opens big discovery on nerve degeneration
Description: A new discovery in a transparent roundworm brings scientists one step closer to understanding nerve degeneration.
2016/02/08 - Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute names new Director in Professor Peter Currie
Description: The new Director of the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) at Monash University has been announced as Professor Peter Currie.
2016/01/19 - Reprogramming human cells a breakthrough in disease treatment
Description: New research led by a team of scientists from Monash and the University of Bristol has resulted in the development of a blueprint that will eventually allow clinicians to routinely turn cells in the h...