Title F1000Prime Recommended Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet Faculty of 1000Prime Media type Web Duration/Length/Size one page Country/Territory Australia Date 26/09/14 Description Recommended in F1000Prim as being of special significance in its field by F1000 Faculty Member Valerie Horsley.
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Producer/Author Valery Horsley, UK. URL f1000.com/prime/718535298?subscriptioncode=9a32a636-6975-4e36-a213-19c79acd4b4c Persons Ann Chidgey
Title Crucial stem cell discovery Degree of recognition National Media name/outlet Herald Sun Media type Duration/Length/Size Article Country/Territory Australia Date 18/08/14 Description Melbourne stem cell scientists have made a breakthrough discovery expected to improve the health of chemotherapy and HIV patients.
The Monash University stem cell researchers have found the "Holy Grail" of their field: a cell that can reinvigorate the thymus, which is the key organ in our immune system.
The discovery is likely to lead to improved health for patients with compromised immune systems such as those undergoing chemotherapy or with HIV, as well as the elderly.
The thymus sits just above the heart and is where infection-fighting T-cells are made.
Associate Professor Ann Chidgey, from the Monash School of Biomedical Sciences and her team isolated thymic epithelial stem cells which build the structural and functional framework of the thymus.
Prof Chidgey told the Herald Sun that without thymic epithelial cells, we would have no T-cells.
The new research is published in the latest issue of the scientific journal, Cell Reports.
Producer/Author Kathryn Powley Persons Ann Chidgey
- immune ageing
- thymus regeneration
- stem cells