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.
The ORS Annual Meeting attracts over 3,000 attendees with an interest in orthopaedic research including clinicians, surgeons, residents, veterinarians, basic scientists, and engineers.
The Faculty offers a range of awards to recognise and reward outstanding contributions in teaching and to further the development of scholarly practice in learning and teaching.
An innovative new spinal fusion device that is simpler and cheaper than existing technology and avoids the need for more invasive surgery and bone grafts will enter human trials next year, UNSW Australia researchers say.