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  • 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.
  • Neural Conference: on nervous system development and repair
    06 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.
  • 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.
  • Stem cell states and characteristics: furthering research into model systems
    24 October 2017
    Associate Professor Jose Polo and his team, led by PhD student Ethan Liu and senior Postdoc Christian Nefzger have findings published in the prestigious Nature Methods scientific journal.
  • Community Forum: Stem cells and the eye
    20 October 2017
    On 17 August, a packed house at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Melbourne heard marvellous presentations at the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) 2017 Stem Cells Community Information Forum, hosted by Associate Professor Alice Pébay.
  • World leading scientist receives Distinguished Researcher Award
    19 October 2017
    World leading reproductive researcher, Professor David Gardner, received the 2017 Distinguished Researcher Award from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) for his research and commitment to the field of reproductive biology.
  • New grants for Macular Degeneration research
    16 October 2017
    Professor Erica Fletcher and Associate Professor Alice Pébay were each awarded a Macular Disease Foundation Australia 2017 Research Grant. The University of Melbourne researchers were awarded $480,000 over 2 years for their research projects.
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