Throughout life, our human bodies are vulnerable to disease, injury and, in some cases, congenital conditions that impair or shorten life...
Throughout life, our human bodies are vulnerable to disease, injury and, in some cases, congenital conditions that impair or shorten life. To tackle these challenges, the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) is focused on regaining the body’s remarkable regenerative capacity of damaged tissues and organs that all people have before birth. Investigating how the body repairs, replaces, restores or regenerates damaged tissues and organs could hold the key to help unlock the body’s own potential to heal and regenerate back to optimal health from an injury or disease. ARMI work with model organisms with regenerative capacilities, like zebrafish and axolotls, and study the underlying mechanisms that give stem cells their unique abilities. ARMI officially opened on April 2009. It is a $153 million medical research centre based at the Monash University Clayton, Melbourne, Australia.