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Miracle Elixirs

A long way into the quest to vanquish cancer, our ears strain to hear the words, “Cancer is cured”- a yearning that can cloud our judgment.

The Scientist

Apr 1, 2019

BOB GRANT Editor-in-Chief

Cancer has bedeviled humankind since long before scientists even had a word to describe the dread disease. It is therefore understandable that our ears […]

2019-04-04T03:27:36+00:00 April 4th, 2019|

It’s time for a worldwide moratorium on editing human embryos

by Alan Trounson

Hear Alan Trounson discuss the issue Saturday 6 April at 12 noon on ABC Radio National’s The Science Show.

A few weeks ago, 18 scientists from seven countries took me back forty years to a time when I was involved with the first IVF birth in Australia. Why? The scientists, writing in the journal […]

2019-04-04T02:18:14+00:00 April 2nd, 2019|

Australia is handicapped in the delivery of cell therapies, says Alan Trounson

THE promise is remarkable: a new class of affordable, effective cancer treatments beyond surgery, chemotherapy, biologicals and radiation. Imagine cancer specialists being able to select from a range of treatments to supercharge a patient’s immune system, helping it eliminate cancer.

This is not a distant vision. It is happening right here, right now. A research team, […]

2019-03-21T01:00:32+00:00 March 21st, 2019|

Safer cells for immunotherapy

Cartherics Pty Ltd teams up with Canada’s panCELLa Inc to bring the power of safe cell therapy to a greater number of patients.

Cartherics and panCELLa announce collaborative agreement to develop pluripotent cell lines for cell therapy. Melbourne, Australia and Toronto, Canada – 13 February 2019

Cartherics Pty Ltd (“Cartherics”) and panCELLa Inc. (“panCELLa”) are pleased to announce […]

2019-02-13T05:02:22+00:00 February 13th, 2019|

Eradicate Cancer 2020 – How well is immunotherapy winning ?

25-27 March 2020 Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

“Success Breeds Success”

The field of immunotherapy against cancers is making unprecedented progress. The Eradicate Cancer Conference “Can advanced immunotherapy make it possible?” held in March 2018 was a resounding success.

It made a great […]

2019-01-29T23:25:31+00:00 January 29th, 2019|

Meet our newest recruit

Research Assistant Callum Docherty explains why immunology is his passion and advancing cancer therapy is his goal.

I’ve always had an insatiable curiosity and a passion for big-picture ideas.  Growing up both my mother and grandmother had cancer.  After such an early confrontation with the absence of health — something most of us take for granted […]

2018-12-18T02:01:36+00:00 December 18th, 2018|

Cartherics Corporate Adviser Dr Ian Nisbet talks about ‘what pisses him off’

WHAT PISSES ME OFF

When it comes to taking ideas to market, Corporate Advisor Ian Nisbet says America’s entrepreneurial ethos leaves risk-averse Australia in the innovation dust.

I’VE WORKED my whole career in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry.  Sometimes in business development, sometimes in drug development, sometimes in project management, sometimes in […]

2018-12-10T01:04:58+00:00 November 22nd, 2018|

Next Big Idea Award winners announced

Photograph: L-R: Dr Michael Gantier, Stuart Emmerson, Dr Nick Boyd and Dr Shivani Pasricha

Researchers and students have pitched their innovative ‘Big Ideas’ tackling health conditions ranging from tackling Legionnaires disease to improving exercise science to a panel of research and commercialisation experts.

It was all part of the Next Big Idea […]

2018-09-07T02:00:15+00:00 September 7th, 2018|