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  1. 11 May 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    A trade in desperation: The rise of stem cell tourism

    Stem cell tourism sees patients travel overseas for treatment unavailable at home, but University of Melbourne research finds it comes at great risk.

  2. 28 March 2017 - Health & Medicine

    Guiding gut nerves home

    Transplanting stem cells into the bowel to replace missing gut nerves may offer a promising treatment for Hirschprung's Disease.

  3. 28 January 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Caught! The cell behind a lung cancer

    Painstaking laboratory work and genetic analysis has uncovered error-prone basal stem cells as the likely culprits at the root of a major lung cancer.

  4. 23 December 2016 - Go Figure

    Goosebumps can give us more than the shivers

    Goosebumps are not just your body's way of reacting to emotion. They could hold the key to stopping skin cancer, treating burns and even curing baldness.

  5. Podcast6 November 2015 - Up Close

    Brain in a dish: the therapeutic potential of stem cells and organoids

    On the Up Close podcast: epilepsy researcher Steve Petrou and developmental neuroscientist Miranda Dottori discuss the therapeutic potential of organoids.

  6. 14 October 2015 - Health & Wellbeing

    Organoids: the next revolution in human biology has begun

    Researchers are growing miniature immature organs in dishes, creating new opportunities for research into diseases like epilepsy and autism and Alzheimer's.

  7. Podcast9 October 2015 - Up Close

    Cell sell: The ethics of the transnational human tissue market

    Megan Munsie and Dominique Martin discuss medical tourism and the hidden transnational trade in stem cells and transplant organs on this Up Close podcast.