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  • 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.
  • Regulation of unproven stem cell therapies – medicinal product or medical procedure?
    30 July 2015
    This article is the second in a series of posts for EuroStemCell about unproven stem cell treatments by guest authors Casimir MacGregor, Alan Petersen and Megan Munsie. Their first post took a closer look at Germany's X-Cell Center and stem cell tourism. Here they consider the regulatory frameworks governing unproven stem cell treatments in Europe, the US and Australia.
  • Sydney researchers part of international collaboration to develop new approaches to treat heart disease
    12 June 2015
    Professors Robert Graham and Richard Harvey from the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute are part of an international research collaboration awarded a prestigious grant from the Fondation Leducq to improve our understanding and treatment of cardiovascular disease.
  • Stem cell tourism: selling hope through unproven stem cell treatments - lessons from the X-Cell Center controversy
    29 May 2015
    In recent years there has been a growing interest in so-called stem cell ‘tourism’ - where a person (often companied by their carer/family) travels to another country for a purported stem cell treatment that is not available in their home country. This is the first of three articles that draws on the findings from the 'High hopes, high risks: a sociological study of stem cell tourism' ARC funded research project.
  • 2015 Metcalf Prizes for Stem Cell Research Awarded to Brisbane and Perth researchers
    18 May 2015
    Stem Cells Australia members Christine Wells and Ryan Lister have been recognized for their contribution and leadership in stem cell research by a $50,000 prize from the National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia.
  • Australian researcher receives international funding
    29 April 2015
    Professor Trevor Kilpatrick has been awarded a prestigious research grant from the American National MS Society. The grant was announced as part of the 2015 funding round which awarded US$28 million across 84 new research projects and training awards.
  • Stem Cells Australia 2014 Annual Report now available
    21 April 2015
    Members of the Stem Cells Australia consortium continue to make a substantial contribution to stem cell science. Download our 2014 Annual Report to find out more about our scientific program, research findings, training and networking programs and educational activities.
  • Website brings stem cell science into focus
    21 April 2015
    Getting reliable information about stem cell research can be a challenge for anyone seeking a solution to troubling health problems, or even those simply interested in learning more about this exciting new area of medical research. To help patients, their families and the broader community better understand stem cell science and how to evaluate experimental treatments, The International Society for Stem Cell Research has expanded their ‘Closer Look at Stem Cells’ website.
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