Scientists in Melbourne presenting stem cell research

Stem cell research is underfunded, unlike the US and Korea. Image by U.S. Food and Drug Administration

This week, stem cells scientists are in Melbourne in the International Society of Stem Cell Research Annual Meeting, where around 2,500 scientists across Asia, Europe, and North America showcase their research and potential use of stem cells. Some of the discussion going amongst scientists is the therapeutic use of stem cells in damaged organs.

While stem cell research is stepping forward to bring great contributions to the population, countries such as Korea and the US are well-funded to continue investigating the area, but Australia is lagging behind, and its funding is critical to help Australians.

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