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  • New leadership appointments to Stem Cells Australia initiative
    30 January 2017
    Professor Melissa Little has been named the new head of the Stem Cells Australia initiative. Professor Little is based at the Department of Pediatrics, University of Melbourne and the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and brings a wealth of experience to the role, with a strong vision for the future of Australian science in this important area of medical research. Professor Christine Wells, Director of the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Stem Cell Systems will be joining Professor Little as Deputy Program Leader of Stem Cells Australia.
  • A fond farewell to Professor Martin Pera
    30 January 2017
    Professor Martin Pera, inaugural Program Leader of the Stem Cells Australia initiative, will be returning to the USA to take-up a position at the The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbour, Maine where he will continue his research into the mechanisms that control the growth and fate of pluripotent stem cells.
  • Researcher Perry Bartlett finalist for the Senior Australian of the Year
    30 January 2017
    Stem Cells Australia researcher, Professor Perry Bartlett, was last week named as a finalist in the 2017 Senior Australian of the Year. We congratulate Professor Bartlett on this honour.
  • Shining a light on stem cell therapy to treat gut motility disorders
    30 January 2017
    A new study from the Departments of Anatomy & Neuroscience and Physiology at the University of Melbourne has shown that transplantation of stem cells into the bowel wall has the potential to treat some intestinal motility disorders.
  • The future of stem cells: tackling hype versus hope
    29 January 2017
    Keeping the balance between hope and hype is a difficult one, particularly when there are vulnerable and suffering people relying on the hope medical research offers. New Stem Cells Australia Program Leader Prof Melissa Little puts the future of stem cell research into context.
  • Organovo collaborates with Professor Melissa Little for kidney tissue research
    25 January 2017
    Organovo, a company focused on delivering scientific and medical breakthroughs using its 3D bioprinting technology, has announced a collaboration with Professor Melissa Little and the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia to develop an architecturally correct kidney for potential therapeutic applications.
  • Pioneer in developmental biology and stem cells visits Australia and SCA
    23 January 2017
    While in Melbourne Professor Hogan, world renowned developmental and stem cell biologist now based at Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina, graciously took time out of her busy schedule to meet and mentor a number of young and up-and-coming stem cell researchers.
  • 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).
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