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  • VCCRI 2016 Symposium: From cardiovascular development to regenerative medicine
    16 January 2017
    Each year the Faculty of the Victor Chang Institute Research Institute hold a symposium around a speciality discipline. The theme for 2016 symposium was From Cardiovascular Development to Regenerative Medicine and covered topics ranging from cardiac developmental biology, cardiogenomic and epigenetics to the potential of stem cell and regenerative medicine to treat cardiac diseases. The program also included a well attended public lecture on the them of 'Stem Cells - Hype and Hope'.
  • International deal brings new treatment for chemotherapy patients closer to the clinic
    06 December 2016
    UQ’s Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology’s Professor Lars Nielsen and his team have developed a method of producing a therapeutic dose of white blood cells in a typical transfusion bag which can be administered to patients immediately after chemotherapy.
  • Women in Stem Cell Science
    05 December 2016
    Stem Cells Australia joined forces with the Melbourne Neuroscience Institute and the Gene Technology Access Centre to host a program for high school students in years 8 and 9 to celebrate the achievements of women in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine).
  • High calibre research advanced by NHMRC funding
    03 December 2016
    WEHI has received $31.9 million in support of project grants and fellowships across a range of research areas including immunology, infectious diseases, cancer, systems biology, and personalised medicine. Among the grant recipients, Dr Samir Taoudi received $1 million that will support his team’s research into how blood cells are formed.
  • Brain research leader is Queensland’s Senior Australian of the Year
    28 November 2016
    The University of Queensland’s Professor Perry Bartlett has been named the 2017 Queensland Senior Australian of the Year in recognition of his work on the human brain, including dementia and depression.
  • Ramaciotti Medal for Excellence awarded to breast cancer researchers
    22 November 2016
    Breast cancer researchers Professor Geoff Lindeman and Professor Jane Visvader, who jointly lead the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute’s ACRF Stem Cells and Cancer Division, have been awarded the 2016 Ramaciotti Medal for Excellence in Biomedical Research.
  • Monash researchers start company to reprogram human cells
    14 November 2016
    In what is likely to revolutionise the ability of doctors to turn cells from a patient into tissues and organs needed to treat disease, a technology called Mogrify, co-developed at Monash University, provides the template to turn cells into a heart, kidney or pancreas.
  • Research hits the sweet spot for healthy brains
    24 October 2016
    The University of Queensland has launched a world-first clinical trial to determine the exact amount of exercise which can reverse the effects of ageing on the brain. The trial will monitor 300 people over 65 to determine the “sweet spot” – the amount, intensity, and type of exercise which leads to cognitive improvement in the ageing brain.
  • Stem cell breakthrough towards treating childhood cancers
    18 October 2016
    Scientists from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI) are one step closer to understanding how to create blood stem cells in the laboratory to treat blood disorders and childhood cancers like leukaemia.
  • Ageing research centre launched at AIBN
    17 October 2016
    The University of Queensland today launched a new $7 million regenerative medicine research centre to improve older Australians’ quality of life and increase their participation and productivity.
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