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  • The dynamics and destiny of corneal epithelial stem cells
    22 November 2017
    In a study lead by Nick Di Girolamo, the dynamics and destiny of epithelial stem cells was observed in real-time in live animals using minimally invasive microscopy platforms, significantly improving our understanding of corneal development in humans.
  • Neural Conference: on nervous system development and repair
    20 November 2017
    The International Symposium on Neural Transplantation and Repair is held every 2-3 years to bring together an international community of basic scientists and clinicians sharing a common interest in central nervous system development and repair.
  • Scientists recognised for leadership in stem cell research
    14 November 2017
    Associate Professor Jessica Mar of the University of Queensland and Professor Mark Dawson of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre have both received $50,000 Metcalf Prizes from the National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia in recognition of their leadership in stem cell research.
  • Early Career Researcher awarded ARC award
    10 November 2017
    Senior research officer, Dr Lincon Stamp, was awarded an Australian Research Council ‘Discovery Early Career Researcher Award’ (DECRA) for his work in understanding interactions between gut epithelial stem cells and neurons.
  • Australia joins world-first Human Cell Atlas effort
    09 November 2017
    Scientists from 14 of Australia’s biomedical centres have joined forces as part of a coordinated national approach to the Human Cell Atlas, an ambitious global initiative to create an ‘instruction manual for life itself.’
  • Positioning Australian stem cell research for the future
    08 November 2017
    Stem Cells Australia will receive additional funding from the Australian Government through the Australian Research Council to keep Australian science at the forefront of stem cell medicine internationally. This support will allow collaborative stem cell research across more than a dozen Australian universities and medical institutes to extend our fundamental understanding of stem cell science, ultimately leading to new ways to diagnose, understand and treat disease.
  • Hope, hype and reality behind stem cell treatments
    03 November 2017
    A/Prof Megan Munsie presented the MOVE 2017 Public Lecture, on the hope, hype and reality behind stem cells treatments for muscle, bone and joint health.
  • Breast cancer pioneers win Victoria Prize
    27 October 2017
    Breast cancer researchers Professors Jane Visvader and Geoff Lindeman, who jointly lead the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute’s ACRF Stem Cells and Cancer division, have been awarded the 2017 Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation in the Life Sciences.
  • 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.
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