Molecular Medicine

Disease AreaLabMolecular MedicineMuscular DystrophyNeurogenetic DiseasesNews & EventsResearchResearch Area

Changing view of Muscular Dystrophy

By | Disease Area, Lab, Molecular Medicine, Muscular Dystrophy, Neurogenetic Diseases, News & Events, Research, Research Area

Perkins PhD student, Dr Macarena Cabrera-Serrano, from the Laboratory for Neurogenetic Diseases, was lead author on the paper, Expanding the phenotype of GMPPB mutations. Although Congenital Muscular Dystrophy has several…

CellsDisease AreaLabMolecular MedicineNews & EventsResearchResearch AreaSynthetic Biology and Drug Discovery

Molecular machines stop cancer’s clock

By | Cells, Disease Area, Lab, Molecular Medicine, News & Events, Research, Research Area, Synthetic Biology and Drug Discovery

Head of the laboratory for Synthetic Biology and Drug Discovery, Associate Professor Oliver Rackham, says cancer cells grow uncontrollably whereas normal cells limit their growth. “A normal cell grows for just the…

CellsDisease AreaEpigenetics and Genomics LaboratoryLabMolecular MedicineNews & EventsResearchResearch Area

Stem cell reprogramming mystery clarified by new findings

By | Cells, Disease Area, Epigenetics and Genomics Laboratory, Lab, Molecular Medicine, News & Events, Research, Research Area

In a study, published in Cell Stem Cell, researchers from the University of Western Australia, the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, and Monash University describe key drivers of the process…

Cardiovascular DiseaseDisease AreaLabMitochondrial Medicine and BiologyMolecular MedicineNews & EventsResearchResearch Area

Faulty gene linked to obesity in adults

By | Cardiovascular Disease, Disease Area, Lab, Mitochondrial Medicine and Biology, Molecular Medicine, News & Events, Research, Research Area

The study, published in Science Advances, found that reduced function of a gene that impacts the breakdown of fats resulted in adult-onset obesity and fatty liver. Head of the Mitochondrial…