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  • Placental stem cells may protect against effects of pre-term lung disease

    A team of researchers at The Ritchie Centre, Hudson Institute of Medical Research has published further evidence to support the use of stem cells derived from the placenta to protect newborn babies against the debilitating preterm lung disease, bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), and its severe lifelong impacts. In a first, the team, led by Associate Professor…  Read more

  • Renowned Professor receives international title

    Professor Kate Loveland has had her honorary title of Liebig Professor with the Justus-Liebig University (JLU) renewed, highlighting the importance of her work the German university. Prof Loveland, Research Centre Head, Centre for Reproductive Health (CRH), received the honour for her significant work in building the International PhD Research Training Group in the Molecular Pathogenesis…  Read more

  • Highly regarded reproductive specialist promoted

    Highly regarded reproductive specialist on uterine receptivity and placental development, Guiying Nie (Research Group Head, Implantation and Placental Development, Centre for Reproductive Health) has been promoted to Adjunct Professor. Prof Nie is a respected reproductive biologist and works closely with specialist clinicians to address key women’s health issues, with a current focus on the uterus and…  Read more

  • Research may lead to early detection of life-threatening pre-eclampsia

    Pre-eclampsia is one of the more common complications of pregnancy. Symptoms can include high blood pressure, protein in urine and sudden excessive swelling of the face, hands and feet in the third trimester. If left untreated, pre-eclampsia can affect fetal growth, and may lead to stroke and other life-threatening problems for the mother. One significant…  Read more

  • Professor Jock Findlay AO receives SSR Distinguished Service Award

    Professor Jock Findlay AO has been honoured for his service and leadership in reproductive biology research with the Society for the Study of Reproduction’s (SSR) 32nd Annual Distinguished Service Award, presented at the society’s recent annual meeting in Washington, D.C. This award recognises service to the discipline of reproductive biology, training postdoctoral fellows, leadership positions…  Read more

  • Research suggests porcine egg precursor cells have low mitochondrial variant load and come from same cell lineage as porcine eggs

    A research paper ‘The molecular characterisation of porcine egg precursor cells’, published in the journal, Oncotarget, offers further evidence for the use of egg precursor (EggPCSM) cell mitochondria for egg supplementation by demonstrating that EggPC cells carry low levels of mitochondrial DNA variants and appear to come from the same cell lineage as eggs. The…  Read more

  • ‘40 weeks’: Rethinking pregnancy length could help prevent stillbirth

    A mother’s ethnicity could influence gestational age her baby is born New research from Hudson Institute of Medical Research and Monash University is rapidly changing the way women of different ethnic backgrounds and countries of origin are monitored in the final weeks of their pregnancy to better prevent stillbirth. The retrospective cohort study of almost…  Read more

  • Precision medicine pipeline may improve drug treatment for pancreatic cancer

    A team of scientists and clinicians in Clayton, Melbourne, has optimised a non-invasive technique to screen pancreatic cancer patients for responsiveness to specific drugs, and has commenced a trial with a drug currently used to treat colon cancer in the hope it may be effective in treating up to 10 per cent of pancreatic cancer…  Read more

  • Launch of the Gandel Genomics Centre to enable next generation health care

    The new Gandel Genomics Centre, launched at Hudson Institute of Medical Research today (June 19) by Mr Frank McGuire, Parliamentary Secretary for Medical Research, will play a vital role in transforming the future of Victorian healthcare. The Gandel Genomics Centre will utilise world-leading technology capabilities at the Monash Health Translation Precinct and new scientific expertise…  Read more

  • $130,000 grant to tackle the challenges of female contraceptive drug discovery

    Hudson Institute of Medical Research scientists will investigate whether a menstruating species of desert rodent responds to ‘the pill’ in the same way that women do, in a project that will lay the foundation for accelerating the discovery of new safe and effective female contraceptives. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded an AU$130,000…  Read more