Research Support » Paper of the Month

This award was instigated by the Research Support Committee in July 2004 to promote and reward quality research within SoMS, and to help advance the trajectory of SOMS students and staff. Staff are encouraged to send to the RSC all papers recently accepted for publication, and these will automatically be considered for the PoM. Publications will be considered for 3 months after being accepted for publication.

The PoM award is adjudicated by the Research Support Committee at their monthly meeting, who take into account the following selection criteria:

  • A member of staff or a student in the School of Medical Sciences being 1st author
  • Author affiliation with SoMS clearly identified
  • The extent to which the work was undertaken in SoMS
  • Whether the 1st author is a SOMS student or ECR whose career trajectory may benefit from the PoM award
  • Whether the 1st author has previously received a SOMS PoM
  • The standing of the journal in which the work was published, judged primarily by ranking in the discipline
  • Other measures of significance or impact
  • Whether the paper has further chances to be considered for the PoM award
  • Whether this represents a new research group, collaboration and/or new field
  • Whether the paper received additional accolades such as an editorial, commentary or front cover image

The submission should highlight how the publication addresses any of the criteria above, a brief summary, and any other points thought relevant to the merit and/or impact of the paper

Papers must be submitted to the SoMS Research Support Committee once accepted for publication and accessible on publication databases (ie appearing online or published)

Previous awardees:       

April 2022

'Protein-PAINT: Superresolution microscopy with signaling proteins' Journal: Science Signalling, doi: 10.1126/scisignal.abg9782 
Authors: Megan V Farrell, Andrea C Nunez, Zhengmin Yang, Pablo Pérez-Ferreros, Katharina Gaus, Jesse Goyette

March 2022

'Submillimeter lateral displacement enables friction sensing and awareness of surface slipperiness' Journal: IEEE Transaction on Haptics, doi: 10.1109/TOH.2021.3139890  
Authors: Naqash Afzal, Emma Stubbs, Heba Khamis, Alastair J. Loutit, Stephen J. Redmond, Richard M. Vickery, Michaël Wiertlewski and Ingvars Birznieks

February 2022

'Targeting Neurotrophic Factors for Low Back Pain and Sciatica: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis' Journal: Rheumatology (Oxford), doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/keab785  
Authors: Rodrigo R N Rizzo, Michael C Ferraro, Michael A Wewege, Aidan G Cashin, Hayley B Leake, Edel T O’Hagan, Matthew D Jones, Sylvia M Gustin, Andrew J McLachlan, Richard Day, James H McAuley

January 2022

'Chronic exposure to cafeteria-style diet in rats alters sweet taste preference and reduces motivation for, but not ‘liking’ of sucrose' Journal: Appetite , doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2021.105742   
Authors: Justine Fam, Kelly J Clemens, R Fred Westbrook, Margaret J Morris & Michael D Kendig



December 2021

'Global transgenic upregulation of KCC2 confers enhanced diazepam efficacy in treating sustained seizures' Journal: Epilepsia , doi:  10.1111/epi.17097
Authors: Dennis L. Cheung,Matthew J. Cooke,Chelsea S. Goulton,Chanchanok Chaichim,Louis F. Cheung,Ashor Khoshaba,Junichi Nabekura,Andrew J. Moorhouse

November 2021

'Effects of Micronutrient Supplementation on Glucose and Hepatic Lipid Metabolism in a Rat Model of Diet Induced Obesity' Journal: Cells, doi: 10.3390/cells10071751
Authors: Saroj Khatiwada, Virginie Lecomte, Michael F. Fenech, Margaret J. Morris and Christopher A. Maloney

October 2021 -  joint winners

‘Endothelial-transcytosed myeloperoxidase activates endothelial nitric oxide synthase via a phospholipase C-dependent calcium signaling pathwayEndothelial-transcytosed myeloperoxidase activates endothelial nitric oxide synthase via a phospholipase C-dependent calcium signaling pathway’ Journal: Free Radical Biology and Medicine, doi: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2020.12.448
Authors: Thuan Thai, Fei Zhong, Lei Dang, Enoch Chan, Jacqueline Ku, Ernst Malle, Carolyn L Geczy, John F Keaney Jr, Shane R Thomas.


‘P2X7 receptor blockade protects against acrolein-induced bladder damage: a potential new therapeutic approach for the treatment of bladder inflammatory diseases’ Journal: Frontiers in Pharmacology, doi:
Authors: Zhinoos Taidi, Tommy Zhou, Kate H Moore, Kylie J Mansfield and Lu Liu

September 2021

‘Cancer-Associated Fibroblasts in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma Determine Response to SLC7A11 Inhibition ’ Journal: Cancer Research , doi:10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-20-2496
Authors: George Sharbeen*, Joshua A. McCarroll*, Anouschka Akerman*, Chantal Kopecky, Janet Youkhana, John Kokkinos, Jeff Holst, Cyrille Boyer, Mert Erkan, David Goldstein, Paul Timpson, Thomas R. Cox, Brooke A. Pereira, Jessica L. Chitty, Sigrid K. Fey, Arafath K. Najumudeen, Andrew D. Campbell, Owen J. Sansom, Rosa Mistica C. Ignacio, Stephanie Naim, Jie Liu, Nelson Russia, Julia Lee, Angela Chou, Amber Johns, Anthony J. Gill, Estrella Gonzales-Aloy, Val Gebski, Yi Fang Guan, Marina Pajic, Nigel Turner, Minoti V. Apte, Thomas P. Davis, Jennifer P. Morton, Koroush S. Haghighi, Jorjina Kasparian, Benjamin J. McLean, Yordanos F. Setargew; Australian Pancreatic Cancer Genome Initiative and Phoebe A. Phillips. *first authors

August 2021

‘Neuronal-epithelial cell alignment: a determinant of health and disease status of the cornea’ Journal: The Ocular Surfacedoi/10.1016/j.jtos.2021.03.007
Authors: Hugh Tuck*, Mijeong Park*, Michael Carnell, Joshua Machet, Alexander Richardson, Marijan Jukic, Nick Di Girolamo. *first authors

July 2021

‘Human CD8 T‐stem cell memory subsets phenotypic and functional characterization are defined by expression of CD122 or CXCR3’ Journal: European Journal of
Authors: Yanran Zhao,  Curtis Cai,  Jerome Samir,  Jean‐Louis Palgen,  Elizabeth Keoshkerian,  Hui Li,  Rowena A. Bull,  Fabio Luciani,  Hongyan An,  Andrew R. Lloyd 

June 2021

‘Targeting the actin/tropomyosin cytoskeleton in epithelial ovarian cancer reveals multiple mechanisms of synergy with anti-microtubule agents’ Journal: British Journal of
Authors: Xing Xu, Yao Wang, Nicole S. Bryce, Katrina Tang, Nicola S. Meagher, Eun Young Kang, Linda E. Kelemen, Martin Köbel, Susan J. Ramus, Michael Friedlander, Caroline E. Ford, Edna C. Hardeman and Peter W. Gunning,  

May 2021

‘Label‐Free Isolation and Single Cell Biophysical Phenotyping Analysis of Primary Cardiomyocytes Using Inertial Microfluidics’ Journal:
Authors: Hossein Tavassoli, Prunella Rorimpandey, Young Chan Kang, Michael Carnell, Chris Brownlee, John E Pimanda, Peggy P.Y. Chan, Vashe Chandrakanthan

April 2021

‘Effect of β1/β2‐adrenoceptor blockade on β3‐adrenoceptor activity in the rat cremaster muscle artery’ Journal: British Journal of Pharmacologydoi:10.1111/bph.15398  
Authors: Samantha L Saunders, Dana S Hutchinson, Fiona C Britton, Lu Liu, Irit Markus, Shaun L Sandow, Timothy V Murphy  

March 2021

‘Colchicine Inhibits Neutrophil Extracellular Trap Formation in Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention’ Journal: Journal of the American Heart Associationdoi: 10.1161/JAHA.120.018993  
Authors: Bradley Tucker, Kaivan Vaidya, Rahul Kurup, Chinmay Khandkar, Elvis Pandzic, Jennifer Barraclough, Joshua Machet, Ashish Misra, Mary Kavurma, Gonzalo Martinez, Kerry‐Anne Rye, Blake J. Cochran, and Sanjay Patel.

February 2021

‘Induction of muscle-regenerative multipotent stem cells from human adipocytes by PDGF-AB and 5-azacytidine’ Journal: Science Advances, doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abd1929  
Authors: Avani Yeola, Shruthi Subramanian, Rema A. Oliver, Christine A. Lucas, Julie A. I. Thoms, Feng Yan, Jake Olivier, Diego Chacon, Melinda L. Tursky, Pallavi Srivastava, Jason R. Potas, Tzongtyng Hung, Carl Power, Philip Hardy, David D. Ma, Kristopher A. Kilian, Joshua McCarroll, Maria Kavallaris, Luke B. Hesson, Dominik Beck, David J. Curtis, Jason W. H. Wong, Edna C. Hardeman, William R. Walsh, Ralph Mobbs, Vashe Chandrakanthan, John E. Pimanda.

January 2021

‘Temporal patterns in electrical nerve stimulation: Burst gap code shapes tactile frequency perception’ Journal: PLOS ONE,
Authors: Kevin K. W. Ng, Christoffer Olausson, Richard M. Vickery, Ingvars Birznieks


Decmber 2020

'Single molecule, near full-length genome sequencing of dengue virus' Journal: Scientific Reports, 
Authors: Thiruni N. Adikari, Nasir Riaz, Chathurani Sigera, Preston Leung, Braulio M.Valencia, Kirston Barton, Martin A. Smith, Rowena A. Bull, Hui Li, Fabio Luciani, Praveen Weeratunga, Tun-Linn Thein, Vanessa W.X. Lim, Yee-Sin Leo, Senaka Rajapakse, Katja Fink, Andrew R. Lloyd, Deepika Fernando, Chaturaka Rodrigo

November 2020

'The Use of Activity Trackers in Interventions for Childhood Cancer Patients and Survivors: A Systematic Review', Journal: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, 
Authors: Lauren Ha, David Mizrahi, Claire E Wakefield, Richard J Cohn, David Simar, and Christina Signorelli

October 2020

'Evidence of Altered Peripheral Nerve Function in a Rodent Model of Diet-Induced Prediabetes', Journal: Biomedicines,   
Authors: Md Jakir Hossain, Michael D. Kendig, Brandon M. Wild, Tushar Issar, Arun V. Krishnan, Margaret J. Morris & Ria Arnold  

September 2020

'Thermostable small-molecule inhibitor of angiogenesis and vascular permeability that suppresses a pERK-FosB/ΔFosB–VCAM-1 axis' Journal: Science Advances, doi.10.1126/sciadv.aaz7815   
Authors: Li Y, Alhendi AMN, Yeh MC, Elahy M, Santiago FS, Deshpande NP, Wu B, Chan E, Inam S, Prado-Lourenco L, Marchand J, Joyce RD, Wilkinson-White LE, Raftery MJ, Zhu M, Adamson SJ, Barnat F, Viaud-Quentric K, Sockler J, Mackay JP, Chang A, Mitchell P, Marcuccio SM, Khachigian LM 

August 2020

'Intermittent cafeteria diet identifies fecal microbiome changes as a predictor of spatial recognition memory impairment in female rats' Journal: Translational Psychiatry        
Authors: Sarah-Jane Leigh, Nadeem O. Kaakoush, Michael J. Bertoldo, R. Frederick Westbrook, Margaret J. Morris  

July 2020

'TMEM87a/Elkin1, a component of a novel mechanoelectrical transduction pathway, modulates melanoma adhesion and migration' Journal: eLife,     
Authors: Amrutha Patkunarajah*, Jeffrey H Stear*, Mirko Moroni, Lioba Schroeter, Jedrzej Blaszkiewicz, Jacqueline LE Tearle, Charles D Cox, Carina Fürst, Oscar Sánchez-Carranza, María del Ángel Ocaña Fernández, Raluca Fleischer, Murat Eravci, Christoph Weise, Boris Martinac, Maté Biro, Gary R Lewin, Kate Poole

June 2020

'High-intensity interval training for reducing blood pressure: a randomized trial vs. moderate-intensity continuous training in males with overweight or obesity' Journal: Hypertension          
Authors: Tomasin Clark, Rob Morey, Matthew D. Jones, Lauren Marcos, Michael Ristov, Adrian Ram, Stefan Hakansson, Aysha Franklin, Chris McCarthy, Leal De Carli, Rachel Ward & Andrew Keech

May 2020

'Adaptation of Respiratory-Related Brain Regions to Long-Term Hypercapnia: Focus on Neuropeptides in the RTN' Journal: Frontiers in           
Authors: Ayse S. Dereli (PhD student), Zarwa Yaseen (Honours student), Pascal Carrive and Natasha N. Kumar

April 2020

'Relationship of fibroblast growth factor 21 levels with inflammation, lipoproteins and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease' Journal:            
Authors: Bradley Tucker, Robyn L. McClelland, Matthew A. Allison, Matthew J. Budoff, Ben J. Wu, Philip J. Barter, Kerry-Anne Rye, Kwok Leung Ong

March 2020

'Irradiation impairs mitochondrial function and skeletal muscle oxidative capacity: significance for metabolic complications in cancer survivors' Journal: Metabolism: Clinical and           
Authors: Nadia M.L. Amorim, Anthony Kee, Adelle C.F. Coster, Christine Lucas, Sarah Bould, Sara Daniel, Jacquelyn M. Weir, Natalie A. Mellett, Jayne Barbour, Peter J. Meikle, Richard J. Cohn, Nigel Turner, Edna C. Hardeman, David Simar

February 2020

'Dose-dependent benzalkonium chloride toxicity imparts ocular surface epithelial changes with features of dry eye diseaseJournal: The Ocular           
Authors: Richard ZhangMijeong ParkAlexander RichardsonNicodemus TedlaElvis PandzicCintia PaivaStephanie WatsonDenis WakefieldNick Di Girolamo

January 2020

'B cell immunodominance in primary hepatitis C virus infection' Journal: Journal of Hepatology
Authors: Nicholas Brasher, Auda Eltahla, Alexander Underwood, Irene Boo, Simone Rizzetto, Melanie Walker, Chaturaka Rodrigo, Fabio Luciani, Lisa Maher, Heidi Drummer, Nicodemus Tedla, Andrew Lloyd, Rowena Bull


December 2019

'Design and synthesis of pleated DNA origami nanotubes with adjustable diameters' Journal: Nucleic Acids Research  doi/10.1093/nar/gkz1056/5625926
Authors: Jonathan F. Berengut, Julian C. Berengut, Jonathan P.K. Doye, Domen Prešern, Akihiro Kawamoto, Juanfang Ruan, Madeleine J. Wainwright and Lawrence K. Lee

November 2019

'Tactile sensory channels over-ruled by frequency decoding system that utilizes spike pattern regardless of receptor type' Journal: eLife,
Authors: Ingvars Birznieks, Sarah McIntyre, Hanna M Nilsson, Saad S Nagi, Vaughan G Macefield, David A Mahns, Richard M Vickery

October 2019

'Fluorescence biosensor for real-time interaction dynamics of host proteins with HIV-1 capsid tubes' ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, doi/10.1021/acsami.9b08521
Authors: Derrick Lau, James Walsh, Wang Peng, Vaibhav B. Shah, Stuart Turville, David A. Jacques and Till Böcking

September 2019

'Cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator modulates enteric cholinergic activities and is abnormally expressed in the enteric ganglia of patients with slow transit constipation' Journal of Gastroenterology, doi:10.1007/s00535-019-01610-9
Authors:  Yeh KM, Johansson O,  Le H, Rao K, Markus I, Perera DS, Lubowski DZ, King DW, Zhang L, Chen H, Liu L

August 2019

'The Anthelmintic Flubendazole Blocks Human Melanoma Growth and Metastasis and Suppresses Programmed Cell Death Protein-1 and Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cell Accumulation'  Cancer 
Authors: Yue Li, Grishma Acharya, Mina Elahy, Hong Xin, Levon M. Khachigian

July 2019

'Snail-Overexpression Induces Epithelial-mesenchymal Transition and Metabolic Reprogramming in Human Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma and Non-tumorigenic Ductal Cells'  Journal of Clinical Medicine, doi: 10.3390/jcm8060822  
Authors: Menghan Liu, Sarah E Hancock, Ghazal Sultani, Brendan P Wilkins, Eileen Ding, Brenna Osborne, Lake-Ee Quek and Nigel Turner

June 2019

‘How physically active do Australian and New Zealander childhood cancer survivors perceive themselves? A report from the ANZCHOG survivorship study' Complementary Therapies in Medicine, doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2019.04.020
Authors: David Mizrahi, Joanna E. Fardell, Claire E. Wakefield, David Simar, Ann M. Maguire, Gill Hubbard, Richard J. Cohn.

May 2019

‘Resistance training as a treatment for older persons with peripheral arterial disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis' British Journal of Sports Medicine, doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2018-100205
Authors: Belinda J Parmenter, Yorgi Mavros, Raphael Ritti Dias, Stephanie King, Maria Fiatarone Singh

April 2019

‘Cardiovascular response of postmenopausal women to 8 weeks of sprint interval training’  European Journal of Applied Physiology, doi: 10.1007/s00421-019-04087-9
Authors: Daniel Zhang, Tornike Janjgava, Stephen H Boutcher, Yati N Boutcher

March 2019

‘Translocator protein localises to CD11b+ macrophages in atherosclerosis’  Atherosclerosis, doi:10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2019.03.011
Authors: Chantal Kopecky, Elvis Pandzic, Arvind Parmar, Jeremy Szajer, Victoria Lee, Alexander Dupuy, Andrew Arthur, Sandra Fok, Renee Whan, William J Ryder, Kerry-Anne Rye and Blake J Cochran

February 2019

'Pathological mutations differentially affect the self-assembly and polymerisation of the innate immune system signalling adaptor molecule MyD88'  BMC Biology, doi:org/10.1186/s12915-018-0611-7
Authors: Ailís O’Carroll, Brieuc Chauvin, James W. P. Brown, Ava Meagher, Joanne Coyle, Jurgen Schill, Akshay Bhumkhar, Dominic J. B. Hunter, Thomas Ve, Bostjan Kobe, Emma Sierecki, Yann Gambin

January 2019

‘Visualizing the Contribution of Keratin-14+ Limbal Epithelial Precursors in Corneal Wound Healing’  Stem Cell Reports,  doi:10.1016/j.stemcr.2018.11.014
Authors: Mijeong Park, Alexander Richardson, Elvis Pandzic, Erwin P. Lobo, Renee Whan, Stephanie L. Watson, J. Guy Lyons, Denis Wakefield, Nick Di Girolamo


December 2018 

‘Plau and Tgfbr3 are YAP-regulated genes that promote keratinocyte proliferation’  Cell Death & Disease,  doi: 10.1038/s41419-018-1141-5
Authors: Susan M. Corley*, Veronica Mendoza-Reinoso*, Nichole Giles, Emma Suwanun Singer, John E. Common, Marc R. Wilkins, Annemiek Beverdam

November 2018 

‘Homodimerization regulates an endothelial specific signature of the SOX18 transcription factor’  Nucleic Acids Research,  doi:10.1093/nar/gky897
Authors: Mehdi Moustaqil, Frank Fontaine, Jeroen Overman, Alex McCann, Timothy L. Bailey, Paulina Rudolffi Soto, Akshay Bhumkar, Nichole Giles, Dominic J.B. Hunter, Yann Gambin, Mathias Francois and Emma Sierecki

October 2018 

‘A selective inhibitor of ceramide synthase 1 reveals a novel role in fat metabolism’ Nature Communications, doi: s41467-018-05613-7
Authors: Nigel Turner, Xin-Ying Lim, Hamish D Toop, Brenna Osborne, Amanda E Brandon, Elysha N Taylor, Corrine E Fiveash, Hemna Govindaraju, Jonathan D Teo, Holly P McEwen, Timothy A Couttas, Stephen M Butler, Abhirup Das, Greg M Kowalski, Clinton R Bruce, Kyle L Hoehn, Thomas Fath, Carsten Schmitz-Peiffer, Gregory J Cooney, Magdalene K Montgomery, Jonathan C Morris, Anthony S Don

September 2018

'A unified model of the excitability of mouse sensory and motor axons' Journal of Peripheral Nervous System, doi: org/10.1111/jns.12278
Authors: Preet G.S. Makker, José Manuel Matamala, Susanna B Park, Justin G. Lees, Matthew C Kiernan, David Burke, Gila Moalem-Taylor, James Howells

August 2018

'Kinetics of HIV-1 capsid uncoating revealed by single-molecule analysis'  eLife , doi: 10.7554/eLife. 34772
Authors: Chantal L Márquez, Derrick Lau, James Walsh, Vaibhav Shah, Conall McGuinness, Andrew Wong, Anupriya Aggarwal, Michael W Parker, David A Jacques, Stuart Turville, Till Böcking

July 2018

'Impairment of an Endothelial NAD+-H2S Signaling Network Is a Reversible Cause of Vascular Aging'  Cell , doi: Vol173, Issue 1, Pages 74-89.e20 
Authors: Abhirup Das, George X. Huang, Michael S. Bonkowski, Alban Longchamp, Catherine Li, Michael B. Schultz, Lynn-Jee Kim, Brenna Osborne, Sanket Joshi, Yuancheng Lu, Jose Humberto Treviño-Villarreal, Myung-Jin Kang, Tzong-tyng Hung, Brendan Lee, Eric O. Williams, Masaki Igarashi, James R. Mitchell, Lindsay E. Wu, Nigel Turner, Zolt Arany, Leonard Guarente, David A. Sinclair

June 2018

'Co-polymers of actin and tropomyosin account for a major fraction of the human actin cytoskeleton' Current Biology, doi: org/10.1016/j.cub.2018.05.053
Authors: Joyce C.M. Meiring, Nicole S. Bryce, Yao Wang, Manuel H. Taft, Dietmar J. Manstein, Sydney Liu Lau, Jeffrey Stear, Edna C. Hardeman, Peter W. Gunning

May 2018

'B-cell receptor reconstruction from single-cell RNA-seq with VDJPuzzle' Bioinformatics, doi: org/10.1093/bioinformatics/bty203
 Authors: Simone Rizzetto, David NP Koppstein, Jerome Samir, Mandeep Singh, Joanne H Reed, Curtis H Cai, Andrew R Lloyd, Auda A Eltahla, Christopher C Goodnow, Fabio Luciani 

April 2018

'Focal Ischaemic Infarcts Expand Faster in Cerebellar Cortex than Cerebral Cortex in a Mouse Photothrombotic Stroke Model' Translational Stroke Research, doi: org/10.1007/s12975-018-0615-1
 Authors: Nagarajesh Gorlamandala, Jasneet Parmar, Amanda J. Craig, John M. Power, Andrew J. Moorhouse, Arun V. Krishnan, Gary D. Housley

March 2018

'Uncoupling N-acetylaspartate from brain pathology: implications for Canavan disease gene therapy' Acta Neuropathol, doi: org/10.1007/s00401-017-1784-9
 Authors: Georg von Jonquieres, H. T. Spencer, Benjamin D. Rowlands, Claudia B. Klugmann, Andre Bongers, Anne E. Harasta, Kristina E. Parley, Jennie Cederholm, Orla Teahan, Russell Pickford, Fabien Delerue, Lars M. Ittner, Dominik Fröhlich, Catriona A. McLean,   Anthony S. Don, Miriam Schneider, Gary D. Housley, Caroline D. Rae, Matthias Klugmann

February 2018

'Nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) supplementation ameliorates the impact of maternal obesity in mice: comparison with exercise' Scientific Reports,  doi:10.1038/s41598-017-14866-z
 Authors: Golam Mezbah Uddin, Neil A. Youngson, Bronte M. Doyle, David A. Sinclair & Margaret J. Morris

January 2018

'Oxaliplatin Induces Muscle Loss and Muscle-Specific Molecular Changes in Mice' Muscle Nerve, doi:10.1002/mus.25966
 Authors: Claire E. Feather, Justin G. Lees, Preet G. S. Makker, David Goldstein, John B. Kwok, Gila Moalem-Taylor, Patsie Polly


September 2017 
Tau exacerbates excitotoxic brain damage in an animal model of stroke Nature Communications, doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-00618-0.
Authors: Mian Bi, Amadeus Gladbach, Janet van Eersel, Arne Ittner, Magdalena Przybyla, Annika van Hummel, Sook Wern Chua, Julia van der Hoven, Wei S Lee, Julius Müller, Jasneet Parmar, Georg von Jonquieres, Holly Stefen, Ernesto Guccione, Thomas Fath, Gary D Housley, Matthias Klugmann, Yazi D Ke, Lars M Ittner

August 2017
Baseline Circulating FGF21 Concentrations and Increase after Fenofibrate Treatment Predict More Rapid Glycemic Progression in Type 2 Diabetes: Results from the FIELD Study Clinical Chemistry, doi:10.1373/clinchem.2016.270876.
Authors: Kwok-Leung Ong, Rachel O’Connell, Andrzej S Januszewski, Alicia J Jenkins, Aimin Xu, David R Sullivan, Philip J Barter, Russell S Scott, Marja-Riitta Taskinen, Boris Waldman, Peter G Colman, James D Best, John R Simes, Kerry-Anne Rye, and Anthony C Keech

July 2017
A FRET sensor enables quantitative measurements of membrane charges in live cells Nature Biotechnology, doi:10.1038/nbt.3828

Authors: Yuanqing Ma, Yui Yamamoto, Philip R Nicovich, Jesse Goyette, Jérémie Rossy, J Justin Gooding and Katharina Gaus

June 2017
Regulation of the nitric oxide oxidase activity of myeloperoxidase by pharmacological agents Biochemical Pharmacology,
Authors: Sophie L Maiocchi, Jonathan C Morris, Martin D Rees, Shane R Thomas

May 2017
The effects of high-intensity interval training vs. moderate-intensity continuous training on body composition in overweight and obese adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis Obesity Reviews, 18: 635–46. doi: 10.1111/obr.12532
Authors: Michael Wewege, Roanna van den Berg, Rachel E Ward and Andrew Keech

April 2017
An intermolecular FRET sensor detects the dynamics of T cell receptor clustering Nature Communications, doi:10.1038/ncomms15100
Authors: Yuanqing Ma, Elvis Pandzic, Philip R Nicovich, Yui Yamamoto, Joanna Kwiatek, Sophie V Pageon, Aleš Benda, Jérémie Rossy, Katharina Gaus

March 2017
Characterisation of Immune and Neuroinflammatory Changes Associated with Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy Plos ONE, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0170814
Authors: Preet GS Makker, Samuel S Duffy, Justin G Lees, Chamini J Perera, Ryan S Tonkin, Oleg Butovsky, Susanna B Park, David Goldstein, Gila Moalem-Taylor

February 2017
Cafeteria diet and probiotic therapy: Cross talk among memory, neuroplasticity, serotonin receptors, and gut microbiota in the rat Molecular Psychiatry doi:10.1038/mp.2017.38
Authors: Jessica Beilharz, Nadeem Kaakoush, Jayanthi Maniam, Margaret Morris

January 2017
Site-specific phosphorylation of tau inhibits amyloid-β toxicity in Alzheimer’s mice Science 354 (6314): 904-908. doi:10.1126/science.aah6205.
Authors: Arne Ittner, Sook Wern Chua, Josefine Bertz, Alexander Volkerling, Julia van der Hoven, Amadeus Gladbach, Magdalena Przybyla, Mian Bi, Annika van Hummel, Claire H Stevens, Stefania Ippati, Lisa S Suh, Alexander Macmillan, Greg Sutherland, Jillian J Kril, Ana PG Silva, Joel Mackay, Anne Poljak, Fabien Delerue, Yazi D Ke, Lars M Ittner


December 2016
Niclosamide reduces glucagon sensitivity via hepatic PKA inhibition in obese mice: Implications for glucose metabolism improvements in type 2 diabetes Scientific Reports, doi: 10.1038/srep40159
Authors: Md. Kamrul Hasan Chowdhury, Nigel Turner, Nicholas L Bentley, Abhirup Das, Lindsay E Wu, Dulama Richani, Sonia Bustamante, Robert B Gilchrist, Margaret J Morris, Peter R Shepherd and Greg C Smith

November 2016
Functional role of T-cell receptor nanoclusters in signal initiation and antigen discrimination Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA,113(37): E5454-E5463, doi:10.1073/pnas.1607436113
Authors: Sophie V Pageon, Thibault Tabarin, Yui Yamamoto, Yuanqing Ma, John S Bridgeman, André Cohnen, Carola Benzing, Yijun Gao, Michael D Crowther, Katie Tungatt, Garry Dolton, Andrew K Sewell, David A. Price, Oreste Acuto, Robert G Parton, J. Justin Gooding, Jérémie Rossy, Jamie Rossjohn, Katharina Gaus

October 2016
Historical trends in the hepatitis C virus epidemics in North America and Australia The Journal of Infectious Diseases, doi:10.1093/infdis/jiw389
Authors: Chaturaka Rodrigo, Auda A Eltahla, Rowena A Bull, Jason Grebely, Gregory J Dore, Tanya Applegate, Kimberly Page, Julie Bruneau, Meghan D Morris, Andrea L Cox, William Osburn, Arthur Y Kim, Janke Schinkel, Naglaa H Shoukry, Georg M Lauer, Lisa Maher, Margaret Hellard, Maria Prins, Chris Estes, Homie Razavi, Andrew R Lloyd, and Fabio Luciani, InC3 Study Group

September 2016 - joint winners
Leukocyte immunoglobulin-like receptor B4 regulates key signalling molecules involved in FcγRI-mediated clathrin-dependent endocytosis and phagocytosis Scientific Report, doi:10.1038/srep35085
Authors: Mijeong Park, Mark J Raftery, Paul S Thomas, Carolyn L Geczy, Katherine Bryant and Nicodemus Tedla

September 2016 - joint winners
Epidermal YAP2-5SA-ΔC Drives β-Catenin Activation to Promote Keratinocyte Proliferation in the Mouse Skin in Vivo Journal of Investigative Dermatology, doi:10.1016/j.jid.2016.10.029
Authors: Bassem Akladios, Veronica Mendoza-Reinoso, Michael S Samuel, Edna C Hardeman, Kiarash Khosrotehrani, Brian Key, Annemiek Beverdam

August 2016
Descending projections from the inferior colliculus to medial olivocochlear efferents: Mice with normal hearing, early onset hearing loss, and congenital deafness Hearing Research, doi:10.1016/j.heares.2016.06.014
Authors: Kirupa Suthakar, David Ryugo

July 2016
In vivo PET imaging with [18F]FDG to explain improved glucose uptake in an apolipoprotein A-I treated mouse model of diabetes Diabetologia (2016) 59: 1977–1984 
Authors: Blake J Cochran, William J Ryder, Arvind Parmar, Shudi Tang, Anthonin Reilhac, Andrew Arthur, Arnaud Charil, Hasar Hamze, Philip J Barter, Leonard Kritharides, Steven R Meikle, Marie-Claude Gregoire, Kerry-Anne Rye

June 2016
Prolonged Intake of Dietary Lipids Alters Membrane Structure and T Cell Responses in LDLr2/2 Mice Journal of Immunology, doi:10.4049/jimmunol.1501261
Authors: Abigail H Pollock, Nicodemus Tedla, Sarah E Hancock, Rhea Cornely, Todd W Mitchell, Zhengmin Yang, Maaike Kockx, Robert G Parton, Jeremie Rossy and Katharina Gaus

May 2016
Tropomyosin Promotes Lamellipodial Persistence by Collaborating with Arp2/3 at the Leading Edge Current Biology, doi:10.1016/j.cub.2016.03.028
Authors: Simon Brayford, Nicole S Bryce, Galina Schevzov, Elizabeth M Haynes, James E Bear, Edna C Hardeman and Peter W Gunning 

April 2016
Linking the T cell receptor to the single cell transcriptome in antigen-specific human T cells Immunology and Cell Biology, doi:10.1038/icb.2016.16
Authors: Auda A Eltahla, Simone Rizzetto, Mehdi R Pirozyan, Brigid D Betz-Stablein, Vanessa Venturi, Katherine Kedzierska, Andrew R Lloyd, Rowena A Bull and Fabio Luciani 

March 2016
Quantifying the dynamics of the oligomeric transcription factor STAT3 by pair correlation of molecular brightness Nature Communications, 7:11047, doi:10.1038/ncomms11047
Authors: Elizabeth Hinde, Elvis Pandzic, Zhengmin Yang, Ivan HW Ng, David A Jans, Marie A Bogoyevitch, Enrico Gratton and Katharina Gaus 

February 2016
Soluble LILRA3 promotes neurite outgrowth and synapses formation through high affinity interaction with Nogo 66 Journal of Cell Science 129:1198-1209, doi:10.1242/jcs.182006
Authors: Hongyan An, Merryn Brettle, Terry Lee, Benjamin Heng, Chai K Lim, Gilles J Guillemin, Megan S Lord, Enrico Klotzsch, Carolyn L Geczy, Katherine Bryant, Thomas Fath, Nicodemus Tedla

January 2016
Binding of transcription factor GabR to DNA requires recognition of DNA shape at a location distinct from its cognate binding site, Nucleic Acids Research doi: 10.1093/nar/gkv1466
Authors: Walid A Al-Zyoud, Robert MG Hynson, Lorraine A Ganuelas, Adelle CF Coster, Anthony P Duff, Matthew AB Baker, Alastair G Stewart, Eleni Giannoulatou, Joshua WK Ho, Katharina Gaus, Dali Liu, Lawrence K Lee and Till Böcking 


December 2015
Hyperuricaemia: contributions of urate transporter ABCG2 and the fractional renal clearance of urate Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2015-208111.
Authors: Diluk RW Kannangara, Amanda J Phipps-Green, Nicola Dalbeth, Lisa K Stamp, Kenneth M Williams, Garry G Graham, Richard O Day, Tony R Merriman

November 2015
Maternal obesity regulates gene expression in the hearts of offspring Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases, 25: 881-888.
Authors: Mukesh Raipuria, Georgia O Hardy, Hasnah Bahari, Margaret J Morris

October 2015
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis-associated mutant profilin 1 increases dendritic arborisation and spine formation in primary hippocampal neurons Neuroscience Letters 609 (2015) 223-228.
Authors: Merryn Brettle, Alexandra K Suchowerska, Sook W Chua, Lars M Ittner, Thomas Fath

September 2015
Short-term suppression of A315T mutant human TDP-43 expression improves functional deficits in a novel inducible transgenic mouse model of FTLD-TDP and ALS, Acta Neuropathologica, doi:10.1007/s00401-015-1486-0. 
Authors: Yazi D Ke, Annika van Hummel, Claire H Stevens, Amadeus Gladbach, Stefania Ippati, Mian Bi, Wei S Lee, Sarah Krüger, Julia van der Hoven, Alexander Volkerling, Andre Bongers, Glenda Halliday, Nikolas K Haass, Matthew Kiernan, Fabien Delerue, Lars M Ittner 

August 2015
The nuclear localization pattern and interaction partners of GTF2IRD1 demonstrate a role in chromatin regulation Human Genetics, doi:10.1007/s00439-015-1591-0 
Authors: Paulina Carmona‑Mora, Jocelyn Widagdo, Florence Tomasetig, Cesar P Canales, Yeojoon Cha, Wei Lee, Abdullah Alshawaf, Mirella Dottori, Renee M Whan, Edna C Hardeman, Stephen J Palmer   

July 2015
Clinical outcomes of xeno-free expansion and transplantation of autologous ocular surface epithelial stem cells via contact lens delivery: a prospective case series Stem Cell Research & Therapy, doi:10.1186/s13287-015-0009-1. 
Authors: Samantha Bobba, Sharron Chow, Stephanie Watson and Nick Di Girolamo

June 2015
Type II spiral ganglion afferent neurons drive medial olivocochlear reflex suppression of the cochlear amplifier Nature Communications 6:7115 doi:10.1038/ncomms8115. 
Authors: Kristina E Froud, Ann Chi Yan Wong, Jennie ME Cederholm, Matthias Klugmann, Shaun L Sandow, Jean-Pierre Julien, Allen F Ryan and Gary Housley

May 2015
Hypoxic postconditioning reduces microglial activation, astrocyte and caspase activity and inflammatory markers after hypoxia-ischaemia in the neonatal rat brain Pediatric Research doi:10.1038/pr.2015.47
Authors: Jonathan D Teo, Margaret J Morris and Nicole M Jones

April 2015
Transmission of Hepatitis C Virus among Prisoners, Australia, 2005-2012 Emerging Infectious Diseases 21(5): 765-74.
Authors: Neil Arvin Bretaña, Lies Boelen, Rowena Bull, Suzy Teutsch, Peter A White, Andrew R Lloyd, Fabio Luciani

March 2015
Active immunization with myelin-derived altered peptide ligand reduces mechanical pain hypersensitivity following peripheral nerve injury Journal of Neuroinflammation doi:10.1186/s12974-015-0253-4
Authors: Chamini J Perera, Samuel S Duffy, Justin G Lees, Cristina F Kim, Barbara Cameron, Vasso Apostolopoulos and Gila Moalem-Taylor

February 2015
Septal glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor expression determines suppression of cocaine-induced behavior Neuropsychopharmacology doi:10.1038/npp.2015.47
Authors: Anne E Harasta, John M Power, Georg von Jonquieres, Tim Karl, Daniel J Drucker, Gary D Housley, Miriam Schneider and Matthias Klugmann

January 2015
ISU201 enhances the resolution of airway inflammation in a mouse model of an acute exacerbation of asthma Mediators of Inflammation
Authors: Yuka Hiroshima, Linda Garthwaite, Kenneth Hsu, Hyouna Yoo, Sang-Ho Park, Carolyn L Geczy, Rakesh K Kumar, Cristan Herbert


December 2014
Spontaneously hypertensive rats have more orexin neurons in their medial hypothalamus than normotensive rats Experimental Physiology doi:10.1113/expphysiol.2014.084137
Authors: Liam Clifford, Bruno W Dampney and Pascal Carrive

November 2014
DNA methylation in the apolipoprotein-A1 gene is associated with episodic memory performance in healthy older individuals Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease 44(1): 175–182 doi:10.3233/JAD-141314
Authors: Jessica Lazarus, Karen A Mather, Nicola J Armstrong, Fei Song, Anne Poljak, Anbupalam Thalamuthu, Teresa Lee, Nicole A Kochan, Henry Brodaty, Margaret J Wright, David Ames, Perminder S Sachdevand John BJ Kwok

October 2014
Degradation of emotion processing ability in corticobasal syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease Brain 137 (Pt 11) 3061-72
Authors: Fiona Kumfor, Laurie-Anne Sapey-Triomphe, Cristian E Leyton, James R Burrell, John R Hodges and Olivier Piguet

September 2014
The role of GTF2IRD1 in the auditory pathology of Williams–Beuren Syndrome  European Journal of Human Genetics, doi:10.1038/ejhg.2014.188
Authors: Cesar P Canales, Ann CY Wong, Peter W Gunning, Gary D Housley, Edna C Hardeman and Stephen J Palmer

August 2014
Targeting the motor end plates in the mouse hindlimb gives access to a greater number of spinal cord motor neurons: an approach to maximize retrograde transport, Neuroscience 274: 318–330
Authors: Rahul Mohan, Andrew P Tosolini and Renee Morris

July 2014
Aerobic Training Increases Pain Tolerance in Healthy Individuals Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 46(8): 1640-7 doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000273
Authors: Matthew D Jones, John Booth, Janet L Taylor and Benjamin K Barry

June 2014
Online testable concept maps: benefits for learning about the pathogenesis of disease Medical Education 48: 687–697 doi:10.1111/medu.12422.
Authors: Veronica Ho, Rakesh K Kumar, Gary Velan

May 2014
The nucleotide exchange factor SIL1 is required for glucose-stimulated insulin secretion from mouse pancreatic beta cells in vivo Diabetologia 57: 1410–1419 doi:10.1007/s00125-014-3230-z
Authors: Arne A Ittner, Josefine Bertz, Tse Yan Becky Chan, Janet van Eersel, Patsie Polly, Lars M Ittner

April 2014
Close-Field Electroporation Gene Delivery Using the Cochlear Implant Electrode Array Enhances the Bionic Ear Science Translational Medicine 6(233): 233ra54  doi:10.1126/scitranslmed.3008177 
Authors: Jeremy L Pinyon, Sherif F Tadros, Kristina E Froud, Ann CY Wong, Isabella T Tompson, Edward N Crawford, Myungseo Ko, Renée Morris, Matthias Klugmann, Gary D Housley

March 2014
Acute resistance exercise and pressure pain sensitivity in knee osteoarthritis: a randomised crossover trial Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 22(3): 407-414 doi:10.1016/j.joca.2013.12.023
Authors: Nicholas J Burrows, John Booth, Daina L Sturnieks, Benjamin K Barry

February 2014
Resolvin E1 promotes resolution of inflammation in a mouse model of an acute exacerbation of allergic asthma, Clinical Science 126, 805-814 doi:10.1042/CS20130623
Authors: Rylie Flesher, Cristan Herbert and Ramesh Kumar

January 2014
Changes in Oxidative Damage, Inflammation and [NAD(H)] with Age in Cerebrospinal Fluid PLoS ONE, 9(1): e85335  doi.10.1371/journal.pone.0085335
Authors: Jade Guest, Ross Grant, Trevor A Mori, Kevin D Croft


December 2013
Long-Term Valproate Treatment Increases Brain Neuropeptide Y Expression and Decreases Seizure Expression in a Genetic Rat Model of Absence Epilepsy PLoS ONE, 8(9): e73505
Authors: Johanna Elms, Kim L Powell, Leena van Raay, Stefanie Dedeurwaerdere, Terence J O’Brien, Margaret J Morris

November 2013
Glycosylation in a mammalian expression system is critical for the production of functionally active leukocyte immunoglobulin-like receptor A3 protein Journal of Biological Chemistry, jbc.M113.478578 doi:10.1074/jbc.M113.478578
Authors: Terry HY Lee, Ainslie Mitchell, Sydney Liu Lau, Hongyan An, Poornima Rajeaskariah, Valerie Wasinger, Mark Raftery, Katherine Bryant, Nicodemus Tedla

October 2013
A Novel Class of Anticancer Compounds Targets the Actin Cytoskeleton in Tumor Cells Cancer Research, 73: 5169-5182
Authors: Justine R. Stehn, Nikolas K. Haass, Teresa Bonello, Melissa Desouza, Gregg Kottyan, Herbert Treutlein, Jun Zeng, Paula R.B.B. Nascimento, Vanessa B. Sequeira, Tanya L. Butler, Munif Allanson, Thomas Fath, Timothy A. Hill, Adam McCluskey, Galina Schevzov, Stephen J. Palmer, Edna C. Hardeman, David Winlaw, Vivienne E. Reeve, Ian Dixon, Wolfgang Weninger, Timothy P. Cripe and Peter W. Gunning

September 2013
5-HT1A receptor pharmacophores to screen for off-target activity of α1-adrenoceptor antagonists Journal of Computer-Aided Molecular Design, 27: 305-319
Authors: Tony Ngo, Timothy J Nicholas, Junli Chen, Angela M Finch, Renate Griffith

August 2013
Mast Cell–Restricted, Tetramer-Forming Tryptases Induce Aggrecanolysis in Articular Cartilage by Activating Matrix Metalloproteinase-3 and -13 Zymogens Journal of Immunology, 191: 1404-1412
Authors: Natalia J Magarinos, Katherine J Bryant, Amanda J Fosang, Roberto Adachi, Richard L Stevens and H Patrick McNeil

July 2013
The orbitofrontal cortex is involved in emotional enhancement of memory: evidence from the dementias Brain,
Authors: Fiona Kumfor, Muireann Irish, John R Hodges and Olivier Piguet 

June 2013
α1-Adrenoceptor and serotonin 5-HT(1A) receptor affinity of homobivalent 4-aminoquinoline compounds: An investigation of the effect of linker length Biochemical Pharmacology, 15; 85(10): 1534-41
Authors: Junli Chen, Ahsan K Murad, Laurence PG Wakelin, William A Denny, Renate Griffith, Angela M Finch

May 2013
ATP-gated ion channels mediate adaptation to elevated sound levels, P NATL ACAD SCI USA (PNAS) 110(18): 7494–99.
Authors: Gary D. Housley, Rachel Morton-Jones, Srdjan M. Vlajkovic, Ravindra S. Telang, Vinthiya Paramananthasivam, Sherif F. Tadros, Ann Chi Yan Wong, Kristina E. Froud, Jennie M.E. Cederholm, Yogeesan Sivakumaran, Peerawuth Snguanwongchai, Baljit S. Khakh, Debra A. Cockayne, Peter R. Thorneand Allen F. Ryan 

April 2013
Expression and localization of pannexin-1 hemichannels in human colon in health and disease Neurogastroenterology and Motility, doi:10.1111/nmo.12130
Authors: E F Diezmos, S L Sandow, I Markus, D Shevy Perera, D Z Lubowski, D W King, P P Bertrand, L Liu

March 2013
Effects of Axonal Ion-Channel Dysfunction on Quality of Life in Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes Care, doi:10.2337/dc12-1310
Authors: Natalie Kwai, Ria Arnold, Chathu Wikerema, Cindy Lin, Ann Poynten, Matthew Kiernan, Arun Krishnan

February 2013
Increasing Viral Dose Causes a Reversal in CD8+ T Cell Immunodominance during Primary Influenza Infection due to Differences in Antigen Presentation, T Cell Avidity, and Precursor Numbers Journal of Immunology, doi:10.4049/jimmunol.1200089
Authors: Fabio Luciani, Megan Sanders, Sara Oveissi, Ken Pang, Weisan Chen

January 2013
Bringing words back to mind – Improving word production in semantic dementia Cortex,
Authors: Sharon Savage, Kirrie Ballard, Olivier Piguet, John Hodges


December 2012
High-intensity intermittent exercise and cardiovascular and autonomic function Clinical Autonomic Research 23(1): 57-65
Authors: Mehrdad Heydari, Yati Boutcher, Stephen Boutcher

November 2012
SUMOylation of GTF2IRD1 Regulates Protein Partner Interactions and Ubiquitin-Mediated Degradation PLoS One 7(11): e49283. PMID: 23145142
Authors: Jocelyn Widagdo, Kylie M Taylor, Peter W Gunning, Edna C Hardeman, Stephen J Palmer

October 2012
Association Between Physical Activity and Risk of Bleeding in Children With Hemophilia, JAMA, 308(14): 1452-59
Authors: Carolyn Broderick, Robert Herbert, Jane Latimer, Chris Barnes, Julie Curtin, Erin Mathieu, Paul Monagle, Simon Brown

September 2012
Metformin therapy in patients with chronic kidney disease, Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, 14(10): 963-5
Authors: JK Duong, DM Roberts, TJ Furlong, SS Kumar, JR Greenfield, CM Kirkpatrick, GG Graham, KM Williams, RO Day

August 2012
Alternative Splicing of the TRPC3 Ion Channel Calmodulin/IP3 Receptor-Binding Domain in the Hindbrain Enhances Cation Flux Journal of Neuroscience, 32(33): 11414-23
Authors: Y Kim, AC Wong, JM Power, SF Tadros, M Klugmann, AJ Moorhouse, PP Bertrand, GD Housley

July 2012
Age-Associated Changes in Oxidative Stress and NAD+ Metabolism in Human Tissue PLoS ONE, 7(7): e42357
Authors: Hassina Massudi, Ross Grant, Nady Braidy, Jade Guest, Bruce Farnsworth, Gilles Guillemin

June 2012
Transient receptor potential canonical type 3 channels facilitate endothelium-derived hyperpolarization-mediated resistance artery vasodilator activity Cardiovascular Research, 95(4): 439-47
Authors: S Senadheera, Y Kim, TH Grayson, S Toemoe, MY Kochukov, J Abramowitz, GD Housley, RL Bertrand, PS Chadha, PP Bertrand, TV Murphy, M Tare, L Birnbaumer, SP Marrelli, SL Sandow

May 2012
Considering the role of semantic memory in episodic future thinking: evidence from semantic dementia Brain, 135(Pt 7): 2178-91
Authors: Muireann Irish, Donna Rose Addis, John Hodges, Olivier Piguet

April 2012
GIRK2 expression in dopamine neurons of the substantia nigra and ventral tegmental area Journal of Comparative Neurology, 520(12): 2591-607
Authors: Stefanie Reyes, Yuhong Fu, Kay Double, Lachlan Thompson, Deniz Kirik, George Paxinos, Glenda Halliday

March 2012
Disruption of MEF2C signaling and loss of sarcomeric and mitochondrial integrity in cancer-induced skeletal muscle wasting. Aging, 4(2): 133-143
Authors: Angie Shum, Theodore Mahendradatta, Ryland Taylor, Arran Painter, Melissa Moore, Maria Tsoli, Timothy Tan, Stephen Clarke, Graham Robertson, Patsie Polly

February 2012
Spatial characterization of the motor neuron columns supplying the rat forelimb. Neuroscience, 200:19-30
Authors: Andrew P Tosolini and Renee Morris

January 2012
Hypertrophy and dietary tyrosine ameliorate the phenotypes of a mouse model of severe nemaline myopathy Brain, 134; 3516–3529
Authors: Mai-Anh T Nguyen, Josephine E Joya, Anthony J Kee, Ana Domazetovska, Nan Yang, Jeff W.Hook, Frances A Lemckert, Emma Kettle, Valentina A Valova, Philip J Robinson, Kathryn N North, Peter W Gunning, Christina A Mitchell, Edna C Hardeman


December 2011
Early Hypothalamic FTO Overexpression in Response to Maternal Obesity – Potential Contribution to Postweaning Hyperphagia PLoS ONE 6(9): e25261. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0025261
Authors: Vanni Caruso, Hui Chen, Margaret J Morris

November 2011
Sequential Bottlenecks Drive Viral Evolution in Early Acute Hepatitis C Virus Infection PLoS Pathogen, 7(9): e1002243
Authors: Rowena Bull, Fabio Luciani, Kerensa McElroy, Silvana Gaudieri, Son Pham, Abha Chopra, Barbara Cameron, Lisa Maher, Gregory Dore, Peter White, Andrew Lloyd

October 2011
Neural basis of music knowledge: evidence from the dementias Brain, 134: 2523-2534
Authors: Sharpley Hsieh, Michael Hornberger, Olivier Piguet, John Hodges

September 2011 - joint winner
Hemokinin-1 stimulates prostaglandin E2 production in human colon through activation of cyclooxygenase-2 and inhibition of 15-hydroxyprostaglandin dehydrogenase Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (JPET), 340(1): 27-36
Authors: Liying Dai, D Shevy Perera, Denis King, Bridget Southwell, Elizabeth Burcher, Lu Liu

September 2011 - joint winner
Exploring DNA Topoisomerase I Ligand Space in Search of Novel Anticancer Agents PLoS ONE, 6(9): e25150
Authors: Malgorzata Drwal, Keli Agama, Laurence Wakelin, Yves Pommier, Renate Griffith

August 2011
Effect of alginate encapsulation on the cellular transcriptome of human islets Biomaterials, 32(33): 8416-25
Authors: Vijayaganapathy Vaithilingam, Nayeem Quayum, Mugdha Joglekar, Jan Jensen, Anandwardhan Hardikar, Jose Oberholzer, Gilles Guillemin, Bernard Tuch

July 2011
Tubuloglomerular feedback response in the prenatal and postnatal ovine kidney, Am J Physiol Renal Physiol; 300 F1368-F1374
Authors: Russell D Brown, Anita J Turner, Mattias Carlström, A Erik G Persson, Karen J Gibson

June 2011
A novel structural framework for α1A/D-adrenoceptor selective antagonists identified using subtype selective pharmacophores PLoS ONE, 6(5): e19695
Authors: Emily S Stoddart, Sevvandi Senadheera, Iain JA MacDougall, Renate Griffith, Angela M Finch

May 2011
Age related changes in NAD+ metabolism oxidative stress and sirt1 activity in Wistar rats PLoS ONE, 26; 6(4): e19194
Authors: Nady Braidy, Gilles J. Guillemin, Hussein Mansour, Tailoi Chan-Ling, Anne Poljak, Ross Grant

April 2011
A reassessment of stress-induced "analgesia" in the rat using an unbiased method Pain, 152: 676–686
Authors: Pascal Carrive, Maxim Churyukanov, Daniel Le Bars

March 2011
Ophthalmic pterygium - A stem cell disorder with premalignant features American Journal of Pathology, 178(2): 817–27
Authors: Jeanie Chui, Minas T Coroneo, Lien T Tat, Roger Crouch, Denis Wakefield, Nick Di Girolamo

February 2011
Interleukin-17 contributes to neuroinflammation and neuropathic pain following peripheral nerve injury in mice Journal of Pain, 12(3): 370-83
Authors: Cristina F Kim and Gila Moalem-Taylor

January 2011
Role of pancreatic stellate cells in pancreatic cancer metastasis, American Journal of Pathology 77(5): 2568-96
Authors: Zhihong Xu, Alain Vonlaufen, Phoebe Phillips, Eva Fiala-Beer, Xuguo Zhang, Lu Yang, Andrew Biankin, David Goldstein, Romano Pirola, Jeremy Wilson, Minoti Apte