Recently the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) ACT Research Symposium was held, on Saturday 10th September at the University of Canberra. The conference is a full day program showcasing current and emerging physiotherapy research from speakers all around Australia.
An exquisite example of research in action, orthopaedic researcher and surgeon Bill Walsh and his team are inventing the biomedical devices of the future.
Professor Bill Walsh is a dynamo. His energy and passion are so vibrant, I swear I can see lightbulbs popping out of his head every few seconds as we talk.
Australian cancer researchers have developed a highly promising technology to deliver gene-silencing drugs to treat pancreatic cancer – the most chemo-resistant and deadly cancer in Australia.
When tested in mice, the new nanomedicine resulted in a 50 per cent reduction in the growth of tumours and reduced the spread of pancreatic cancer.
Understanding how chemotherapy-induced nerve damage impacts on the quality of life of Australia’s cancer survivors is the goal of a new survey launched by UNSW.
Researchers at UNSW Australia are seeking volunteers who have received neurotoxic chemotherapy (i.e. chemotherapy that can cause damage to the nerves) as a treatment for cancer to complete an online survey. Through this survey, we hope to better understand the impact of side effects of chemotherapy on the lives of Australian cancer survivors.
The receipt of the 2000th HSA Biobank patient consent form this month marks a significant milestone for the biobank project, reaffirming the bank as one of the most valuable translational research resources in NSW.
UNSW medical scientists have discovered that DNA repair is compromised at important regions of our genome, shedding new light on how cancers develop in the human body.
Repairing damage in DNA from anything that causes a mutation, such as UV radiation and tobacco smoke, is a fundamental process that protects our cells from becoming cancerous.
In a remarkable medical advance Australian doctors believe they are close to regrowing human bone and tissue damaged by injury, illness – even old age. Dr Andrew Rochford reports. Find the original story here.
Regenerating body parts: how we can transform fat cells into stem cells to repair spinal disc injuries
OPINION: We often hear about the next big thing in stem cell therapy, though few of these promises eventuate or are backed up by evidence.
Well, we think we’re close to a genuine breakthrough in stem cell therapy, based on new research published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
OPINION: Discoveries in stem cell science over the past decade are finally starting to reach the clinic. Current clinical trials are evaluating stem cell therapies for conditions ranging from eye disease to AIDS.