stem cells

#352      33 min 29 sec
Cell sell: The ethics of the transnational human tissue market

Associate Prof Megan Munsie
Dr Dominique Martin

Stem cell expert Megan Munsie and bioethicist Dominique Martin discuss medical tourism and the hidden transnational trade in transplant organs and stem cells,and consider the ethics, legislative implications and what the future might hold. Presented by Elisabeth Lopez.

#208      28 min 32 sec
Stem cell therapy: The hope and the hype

Prof. Martin Pera

Pioneering stem cell researcher Prof Martin Pera discusses where stem cell research has been and where it’s going, the therapeutic potential of stem cell technologies, and what we should and shouldn’t expect from this fast-developing research field. With host Dr Shane Huntington.

Episode 132      31 min 56 sec
Adult stem cells and their potential in treating heritable diseases

Dr Mirella Dottori
Dr Alice Pébay

Cell biologist Dr Mirella Dottori and neuroscientist Dr Alice Pébay discuss how their work with induced pluripotent stem (IPS) cells, aka adult stem cells, may hold the key to a cure for Friedreich's ataxia and other genetically transmitted diseases. They also explain how adult stem cells differ from embryonic stem cells. With science host Dr Shane Huntington.

Episode 114      24 min 26 sec
Growing bodily tissues: An engineering perspective

Associate Professor Andrea O'Connor

Biomolecular engineer Associate Professor Andrea O'Connor discusses the engineering behind growing tissues and organs. With science host Dr Shane Huntington.

Episode 105      32 min 51 sec
Multiple Sclerosis: an Updated Look

Professor Trevor Kilpatrick

Neurologist Prof Trevor Kilpatrick unpacks the complexity of Multiple Sclerosis and outlines the latest research findings on its causes and treatment. With science host Dr Shane Huntington.

Episode 93      24 min 03 sec
What Role Stem Cells in Leukaemia?

Dr David Curtis

Physician and researcher David Curtis outlines current understanding of the complex relationship between stem cells and cancer -- in particular leukemia.

Episode 4      27 min 00 sec
Stem Cell Research

Professor Loane Skene
Professor Peter Rathjen
Professor Loane Skene and Professor Peter Rathjen discuss the debate on stem cell research with Jacky Angus

Guests:
Professor Loane Skene, President of the Academic Board of the University of Melbourne, a member of the Council of the University, and Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University.
Professor Peter Rathjen, Dean of Science

Topic: Stem Cell Research