Stories of Australian Stem Cell Science

The National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia is celebrating local research with a new publication Stories of Australian Stem Cell Science – a collection of highlights and interesting case studies selected from the diverse research happening around the country. Written for a general audience, it’s part of our on-going commitment to community education.

Australian researchers are working to understand and develop the potential of stem cell medicine, building the evidence, testing the safety, and translating the findings into practical outcomes. With stem cells, Australians are finding ways to bioengineer eardrums, treat eye diseases, reverse injuries, and heal the brain.

In this collection of stories you’ll hear about local research in action—from fundamental research that will underpin future regenerative medicine, to ‘in vitro’ studies and animal tests, to clinical trials with human volunteers. You’ll also hear about projects that are refining or improving current treatment regimes, such as bone marrow transplants.

If you would like to find out more about local stem cell research, you can also download and read our Snapshot of Stem Cell Research in Australia


We aim to:

  • Promote the study and use of stem cells

  • Prevent or control diseases or illness

  • Enhance public education about stem cells