Building tools for brain repair

Professor James Bourne and Dr Jihane Homman-Ludiye

Professor James Bourne is a group head at the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute at Monash University.

James and his team are laying the groundwork for using stem cell transplants to treat brain trauma with the discovery of an anti-scarring agent and new biomaterials to support transplanted cells.

Read more about his research in Building tools for brain repair.

Listen to James and Post-doctoral Fellow Dr Jihane Homman-Ludiye share an insight into their research and the importance of looking at neurological diseases from the cell to the system: from a lab dish through into an animal model. They also speak on the regulations around animal work in science.

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