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  • Melbourne To Host Major International Stem Cell Meeting
    10 November 2015
    The International Society for Stem Cell Research has announced that their 2018 Annual Meeting will be held in Melbourne and is expected to draw approximately 3,000 stem cell researchers and professionals from around the globe.
  • Melissa Little inducted into Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences
    23 October 2015
    Professor Melissa Little from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute was inducted into the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences during its inaugural Scientific Meeting held at the Australian National University in early October.
  • Frontiers of single cell genomics medicine at Monash Health Translation Precinct
    14 October 2015
    Internationally-renowned biotechnology company Fluidigm have named the Monash Health Translation Precinct’s Single Cell Genomics Centre Australia’s first Single Cell Centre of Excellence, making it the first centre of its kind in the southern hemisphere.
  • Student Elizabeth Mason awarded Donald Tugby Prize in Nanotechnology
    13 October 2015
    In recognition of her contribution to the field, The University of Queensland PhD student Elizabeth Mason has been awarded the 2014 Donald Tugby Prize in Nanotechnology.
  • Mini-kidneys successfully grown from stem cells
    08 October 2015
    Professor Melissa Little and her colleagues from Murdoch Childrens Research Institute have perfected a method of turning stem cells into mini-kidneys for use in drug screening, disease modelling and cell therapy.
  • PUBLIC FORUM - Selling stem cells: the need to reconcile hype, hope & evidence
    29 September 2015
    Were you unable to attend our recent public forum exploring the complex role hope, hype, risk and evidence play in patient’s choice and the business of selling stem cells? Download recording here to learn more.
  • Realising high hopes for the new wave of medicine
    21 September 2015
    Regenerative medicine represents a new paradigm in healthcare, but with mini kidneys being grown in labs and titanium body parts being created with 3D printers, how close are we really to accessing ‘made to order’ body parts or combatting cancers in a significant way in Australia?
  • Making blood on demand with stem cells: Monash research team receives Eureka Award
    27 August 2015
    At the ‘Oscars’ for Australian science, Melbourne and Sydney researchers were awarded this year's Eureka Prize for scientific research in recognition of their discovery that revealed a mechanism that triggers stem cell production in blood, making the production of blood cells in the laboratory more achievable.
  • Stem cell research: promise, progress and hype
    03 August 2015
    The melting pot of expectations, hope, responsibility, idealism and realism in the field of stem cell research were the subject of a panel discussion for media representatives at the recent International Society for Stem Cell Research Conference in Stockholm titled ‘Stem cell research: promise, progress and hype’.
  • Different populations of cells in the brain may regulate memory and mood
    03 August 2015
    Queensland researchers have identified two distinct types of cells that give rise to new neurons in a region of the brain known as the hippocampus, which may have implications for the treatment of learning- and mood-related disorders.
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