Professor Melissa Little, Theme Director of Cell Biology at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, has been elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, one of the highest honours an Australian scientist can receive
New research led by the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI), has combined gene editing technology with stem cell kidney regeneration to correct a patient’s gene mutation. This is the first time a patient has had kidney regenerated from their stem cells in Australia.
Researchers from the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI), University of Melbourne and Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC) in The Netherlands have made an important step towards making human kidneys from stem cells that they one day hope can be used to treat kidney disease.
Two MCRI researchers have been recognised by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) with prestigious research excellence awards. Professor Melissa Little, Director of MCRI’s Cell Biology theme, was presented with the Elizabeth Blackburn Fellowship, Australia’s top award for a woman in biomedical science.
Organovo Holdings, Inc., a three-dimensional biology company focused on delivering scientific and medical breakthroughs using its 3D bioprinting technology, today announced a collaboration with Professor Melissa Little and the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, to develop an architecturally correct kidney for potential therapeutic applications.
Programs to improve the health and prospects of kids in detention are also more likely to reduce reoffending than “getting tough on crime”, according to Murdoch Children’s Research Institute Senior Research Fellow and the Society for Mental Health Research’s 2018 Rising Star Dr Rohan Borschmann.