Professor Ryan Lister and Associate Professor Christine Wells formally received their Metcalf Prizes from Professor David de Kretser at a recent VIP breakfast at Club Melbourne. At the same event, Dr Kathryn Davidson shared her science with a member of parliament.
National Science Week stem cell roundup
National Science Week is Australia’s annual opportunity to meet scientists, discuss the hot topics, do science and celebrate its cultural and economic impact on society.
The 2015 program features a handful of stem cell science-related activities:
National Science Week 2015 will run from 15-23 August. Event details can be found at www.scienceweek.net.au.
Between newsletters, we share stem cell news on social media:
Here are a few of the stories we’ve shared recently.
Daily Mail: Four-year-old is set to save her big brother's life by donating her stem cells to help treat his rare blood disorder
Business Insider: Scientists are finding ways to reprogram cells and reverse some of our deadliest diseases
Medical Xpress: Dental pulp cell transplants help regenerate peripheral nerves
Newswise: Regenerative Medicine Biologists Discover a Cellular Structure That Explains Fate of Stem Cells
Herald Sun: Health authorities target Melbourne clinics’ unproven stem cell treatments
University of Adelaide: Supercharging stem cells to create new therapies
ABC News: Stem cell therapy dilemma pits patient outcomes against quest for innovation
The Tribune India: Give in to the lure to cure
Cornell University News: Stem cell technology could lead to ailing heart mending itself
Asian Scientist: Cytokine Cocktail Recipe For Muscle Stem Cells; and the Nature paper
Phys.org: KeyGenes can predict future identity of human fetal stem cells
Gizmodo: Scientists are Growing Tiny Cerebral Cortexes in Petri Dishes
The National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia is an ATO-registered tax-deductible Health Promotion Charity dedicated to promoting the study and responsible use of stem cells to reduce the burden of disease.
The Foundation’s activities include:
Promote the study and use of stem cells
Prevent or control diseases or illness
Enhance public education about stem cells