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  • New Australian laws to regulate clinical use of stem cells
    26 October 2017
    Stem Cells Australia welcomes the announcement that the Australian Government will introduce regulatory changes to address the sale of unproven stem cell treatments, increasing safeguards to protect patients from harm and bringing Australia into alignment with international standards.
  • MCRI and KidGen: Meet the Scientists
    25 October 2017
    The "Meet the Scientists" event was held on the 21st September. The live event was a huge success as almost 60 people turned out to hear our scientists discuss their work and quiz them about future priorities.
  • Stem cell states and characteristics: furthering research into model systems
    24 October 2017
    Associate Professor Jose Polo and his team, led by PhD student Ethan Liu and senior Postdoc Christian Nefzger have findings published in the prestigious Nature Methods scientific journal.
  • Community Forum: Stem cells and the eye
    20 October 2017
    On 17 August, a packed house at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Melbourne heard marvellous presentations at the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) 2017 Stem Cells Community Information Forum, hosted by Associate Professor Alice Pébay.
  • World leading scientist receives Distinguished Researcher Award
    19 October 2017
    World leading reproductive researcher, Professor David Gardner, received the 2017 Distinguished Researcher Award from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) for his research and commitment to the field of reproductive biology.
  • New grants for Macular Degeneration research
    16 October 2017
    Professor Erica Fletcher and Associate Professor Alice Pébay were each awarded a Macular Disease Foundation Australia 2017 Research Grant. The University of Melbourne researchers were awarded $480,000 over 2 years for their research projects.
  • University of Queensland honours its outstanding alumni
    12 October 2017
    Professor Melissa Little was awarded a 2017 Vice-Chancellor’s Alumni Excellence Award from University of Queensland, to recognise her research in renal stem cell biology, including the breakthrough of growing ‘mini kidneys’ in a laboratory.
  • Professor Little awarded NHMRC Research Fellowship
    11 October 2017
    Professor Melissa Little, Program Leader of Stem Cells Australia, Theme Director of Cell Biology and head of the Kidney Research laboratory at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, was awarded a prestigious NHMRC Research Fellowship for her work in the molecular basis of kidney development.
  • NHMRC Research Fellow awarded to Director of Research
    11 October 2017
    Professor Peter Currie, Director of Research at Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) at Monash University, was awarded a NHMRC Research Fellowship for his work in developmental genetics.
  • Young researcher receives the Centenary Institute Medical Innovation Award
    15 September 2017
    The 2017 Centenary Institute Medical Innovation Award In Memory of Neil Lawrence was awarded to Dr James Hudson from the University of Queensland for his work in creating human heart tissue from stem cells for use in drug screening
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