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  • ARMI Opens the Vault, opening up a conversation on regenerative medicine
    17 May 2017
    Scientists in regenerative medicine have two choices: to champion the technology to the public, ensure an acknowledgement and public understanding of the risks and benefits that exist, to ultimately negotiate approval through constant and sincere public engagement – or not.
  • New series puts Australian health under the microscope
    16 May 2017
    Dr Shalin Naik from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute is co-hosting a new ABC health and medical science education series, Ask the Doctor, which premieres at 8pm on Tuesday 16 May.
  • Finding the back gate to schizophrenia
    15 May 2017
    Monash researcher Associate Professor Bourne has been awarded a prestigious grant to study how cognitive function is controlled in the brain and how these mechanisms may influence the development of schizophrenia.
  • Scientists discover new type of brain cell
    10 May 2017
    Australian and Japanese researchers have discovered a new type of brain cell by studying tropical freshwater zebrafish. These cells, which act as ‘scavengers’ in the brain mopping up potentially damaging cellular waste, are also found in humans and may provide protection against neurological diseases.
  • New online tool to accelerate development of new treatments for leukaemia
    10 May 2017
    Finding a more effective treatment for chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) has been aided by the development of a new virtual platform, LEUKomics. Launched by scientists at the University of Glasgow and the University of Melbourne, this new resource has been designed to allow researchers to more easily understand what is happening to CML patients’ white blood cells and is free for them to use and share.
  • Growing organs in a dish: From science fiction to reality?
    04 May 2017
    On Wednesday 3 May, 60 students from seven secondary schools attended an engaging program on stem cells and organoid research at the Gene Technology Access Centre (GTAC). GTAC partnered with Stem Cells Australia (SCA) and the Melbourne Neuroscience Institute at The University of Melbourne (UoM), to present this event as part of Melbourne Knowledge Week 2017.
  • Stem Cells Australia 2016 Annual Report now available
    24 April 2017
    During 2016 SCA’s research teams continued to expand their outstanding record of contributions to both basic and applied stem cell biology, including a remarkably diverse publications portfolio which included over 150 publications, a major collaborative initiative formed with Bioplatforms Australia and significant recognitions and honours from prestigious societies, to name a few. Click here to download our latest Annual Report.
  • Examining the dynamics that drive and sustain stem cell tourism
    20 April 2017
    A new book addressing the complex forces that shape and perpetuate a market for commercial stem cell treatments was launched at the Kathleen Syme Library in Carlton on 18 April. Entitled, Stem Cell Tourism and the Political Economy of Hope, and published by Palgrave MacMillan the book is a culmination of seven years of work undertaken by a team of interdisciplinary researchers from the University of Melbourne and Monash University.
  • Scientists create ‘beating’ human heart muscle for cardiac research
    17 March 2017
    Scientists at The University of Queensland have taken a significant step forward in cardiac disease research by creating a functional ‘beating’ human heart muscle from stem cells.
  • Newly developed breast 'organoid' system may improve cancer treatments
    15 March 2017
    Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have developed a new system for growing breast tissue in the laboratory, a development that has the potential to improve how the development and function of the breast can be studied.
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