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$5.9 million research injection in leukaemia, Parkinson’s disease, AMD and epilepsy

Health Industry Hub | June 24, 2020 |

The Morrison Government is investing $5.9 million in eight vital medical research projects to find new and innovative treatments for incurable diseases.

The ground breaking research, funded through our Government’s landmark Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), aims to harness stem cells to apply personalised treatments for a range of diseases and conditions.

The University of Melbourne will receive $952,000 to investigate a promising experimental therapy for Parkinson’s disease using stem cells to replace the cells lost as the disease progresses.

This ground breaking research is about developing the optimum way of transplanting these cells into the brain.

Stem cells have the potential to treat many types of incurable diseases, bringing hope for new treatments and a cure where previously there was none.

The eight research projects (detailed below) will also help with the development of new practical treatments for Australians with other debilitating conditions including fatty liver disease, skin loss, muscle wasting disorders and age-related macular degeneration (AMD).


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