For the second year running UNSW researchers have topped the Cancer Institute NSW Research Equipment Grants, winning a combined $1.9 million in funding.
It's not every day a medical scientist wins four major research grants in as many weeks. But for Professor Peter Gunning, receiving the grants worth close to $2 million is fitting recognition of 25 years of research.
President Obama's decision to allow US experiments on embryonic stem cells will boost Australian research, according to UNSW's Professor Peter Gunning.
UNSW researchers have developed a world-first procedure to help stem cells regenerate damaged tissue, offering new hope to sufferers of muscle-wasting diseases.