Highlights from the Stem Cell Research - Now and in the Future public forum
The audience heard about the current state of play with research and treatments for eye, skin, heart, kidney and blood disorders. They also had the opportunity to ask the panel their own questions; from what inspired the panellists to become stem cell scientists (with one freaky sci-fi related answer), to the treatment options here and overseas for MS.
You can now watch the full event video recording on our website.
As host and organiser Megan Munsie says in the introduction, “We hope that after tonight’s presentations and the opportunity for you to ask questions, you’ll know a little bit more about what stem cell research is, what stem cells do in the body and possible the applications of stem cell science for the future.”
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In the past year Melissa Little has:
Between newsletters, we share stem cell news on social media:
Here are a few stories we’ve shared recently:
9News: Stem cell research given $3 million funding boost
ABC Science: These mice have brains that are part human. So are they mice, or men?
LA times: Angels pitcher Garrett Richards' stem cell treatment failed. That should help dispel the stem cell hype
The Conversation: CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing scissors are less accurate than we thought, but there are fixes
Eureka Alert: NYSCF researchers develop novel bioengineering technique for personalized bone grafts
MD Magazine: Characterizing dangerous, unregulated stem cell therapy for ocular disease
Eureka Alert: What's in an egg? Oocyte factors that can reprogram adult cells
The Guardian: Seven ways IVF changed the world – from Louise Brown to stem-cell research
ABC Radio National Science Friction: Elixir for everything? Private stem cell clinics, hope, hype, and horror
Johns Hopkins Medicine: Scientists create nano-size packets of genetic code aimed at brain cancer ‘seed’ cells
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