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  • Exploring exercise and the brain through clinical trial
    22 February 2018
    Building on forty years of existing research, University of Queensland neuroscientists Professor Bartlett, Dr Daniel Blackmore and Dr Mia Schaumberg are now conducting a clinical trial to explore whether exercise can prevent and reverse cognitive decline, such as dementia.
  • Department grant helps understand the role of macrophages in retinal disease
    16 February 2018
    Research Fellow Dr Matthew Rutar has been awarded a University of Melbourne Research Support grant of $20,000 for the generation of preliminary data to better understand the role of macrophages in the progression of retinal disease.
  • Stemformatics joins Google's Summer of Code
    14 February 2018
    Stemformatics has been accepted into the 2018 Google Summer of Code Program as a mentor organisation for the first time.
  • Frontiers of Medicine: Mini-kidney in a dish
    13 February 2018
    Professor Melissa Little is at the forefront of research to find new therapies for kidney disease, thanks to her tiny, lab-grown organoids.
  • Translating colorectal cancer organoids into patient care
    12 February 2018
    Associate Professor Helen Abud is lead investigator on a grant funded by Cancer Australia to test how ‘organoids’ grown in a laboratory environment can be used to predict patient responses to therapy.
  • Frontiers of Medicine: Making immune-boosting neutrophils
    06 February 2018
    Professor Lars Nielsen has developed a process to convert umbilical cord blood into life-saving neutrophils for chemotherapy patients.
  • The future of precision medicine in Australia
    31 January 2018
    A report released today by the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) sets the scene for a future where precision medicine transforms Australia’s healthcare system.
  • Precision Medicine: Better health outcomes for Australia
    31 January 2018
    Read an excerpt from a piece written by Professor Robert Williamson, Chair, ACOLA Precision Medicine Project.
  • Talking stem cells on the GP show
    30 January 2018
    Associate Professor Megan Munsie joined General Practitioner and medical educator Dr Sam Manger, to discuss stem cell research, potential therapeutic applications and challenges faced by patients looking for stem cell treatments and the role of GPs in helping their patients explore their options.
  • The need for monkey cloning requires careful consideration
    25 January 2018
    Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Neuroscience in Shanghai have cloned two genetically identical long-tailed macaques, the first primate clones made by somatic cell nuclear transfer are using the technique of somatic cell nuclear transfer.
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