Could stem cell therapy replace a patient’s dependence on pharmaceutical drugs following an organ transplant? It could be possible, thanks to the work of researchers all over the globe, including local Adelaide researcher, Ms Kisha Sivanathan.
Dr Shilpa Jesudason is dedicated to providing young women living with kidney disease the best guidance and support available to them when it comes to starting a family.
Adelaide researchers at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) are in the process of developing an implantable ‘SIM card’ that if successful will become a drug-free cure for type 1 diabetes.
In an Australian medical first, Australia’s first paediatric islet auto transplant procedure has been performed successfully at the Adelaide Women’s and Children’s Hospital (WCH).
Dedicated to his studies, Sebastian Stead is taking an alternative pathway into a medical degree by currently completing a PhD within the School of Medicine at the University of Adelaide.
Type 1 diabetes sufferers may have a new more accessible treatment option in the future thanks to a recent grant awarded by Kidney, Transplant and Diabetes Research Australia, in collaboration with The Hospital Research Foundation.
2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the first successful kidney transplant in Australia.