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  1. 31 July 2022 - Health & Wellbeing

    New stem cell models for ageing and eye diseases

    Using stem cell modelling, University of Melbourne researchers have developed genetic roadmaps for two of the world’s leading causes of irreversible blindness.

  2. 20 April 2021 - Health & Medicine

    The moral status of human-monkey chimeras

    As scientists create a human-monkey chimera, University of Melbourne experts say the research raises the ethical issue of how should we treat other life forms.

  3. 26 May 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Engineering cancer defence for the brain

    Brain cancer kills more Australian children than other cancers; University of Melbourne research finds genetically engineered killer T-cells could change that.

  4. 2 July 2018 - Science Matters

    All the forests in the world from a single layer of cells

    University of Melbourne researchers have discovered how wood-making cells inside trees work, settling a century-old debate about how plants make bark and wood

  5. 6 August 2017 - Science Matters

    Repairing brain injury by learning from a fish

    Zebrafish can regenerate nerve cells, but humans can't; University of Melbourne researchers are studying the tiny fish with the aim of replicating the process.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.