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  • Suite of papers shed light on decade-long stem cell mystery
    11 December 2017
    A series of studies led by Monash University researcher Associate Professor Jose Polo have this week shed light on vital, yet previously unclear, aspects of cell reprogramming.
  • FDA announces comprehensive regenerative medicine policy framework
    08 December 2017
    The U.S Food and Drug Administration recently announced a comprehensive policy framework for the development and oversight of regenerative medicine products, including novel cellular therapies.
  • Australian research advanced by NHMRC funding
    07 December 2017
    Australian researchers were awarded significant funding in the latest round of National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC) funding.
  • Growing human brain tissues to study rare disease
    01 December 2017
    Dr Sam Nayler used a human model system to investigate the role of genetic mutations in a rare neurodegenerative disease.
  • Epilepsy expert on 'The Project' for rare genetic disorder
    27 November 2017
    Professor Steve Petrou was recently invited to present on The Project, a national television show, to offer his expertise on a rare genetic disorder caused by a mutation in the SYNGAP1 gene.
  • The dynamics and destiny of corneal epithelial stem cells
    22 November 2017
    In a study led by Nick Di Girolamo, the dynamics and destiny of epithelial stem cells was observed in real-time in live animals using minimally invasive microscopy platforms, significantly improving our understanding of corneal development in humans.
  • Scientists recognised for leadership in stem cell research
    14 November 2017
    Associate Professor Jessica Mar of the University of Queensland and Professor Mark Dawson of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre have both received $50,000 Metcalf Prizes from the National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia in recognition of their leadership in stem cell research.
  • Top cardiac and vascular scientists come together
    13 November 2017
    The Australian Network of Cardiac and Vascular Developmental Biologists seeks to advance the disciplines of developmental and regeneration biology of the cardiac and vascular systems through leadership, good communication and education.
  • Early Career Researcher awarded ARC award
    10 November 2017
    Senior research officer, Dr Lincon Stamp, was awarded an Australian Research Council ‘Discovery Early Career Researcher Award’ (DECRA) for his work in understanding interactions between gut epithelial stem cells and neurons.
  • Australia joins world-first Human Cell Atlas effort
    09 November 2017
    Scientists from 14 of Australia’s biomedical centres have joined forces as part of a coordinated national approach to the Human Cell Atlas, an ambitious global initiative to create an ‘instruction manual for life itself.’
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