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CTET CIs publish on role the microenvironment plays in shaping tumor growth and subsequent bone metastasis

CTET CIs Dr Jacqui McGovern, Prof. Gail Risbridger and Distinguished Prof. Dietmar W. Hutmacher have published a paper this week in Nature Communications Biology. In the work investigating the role the microenvironment plays in shaping tumor growth and subsequent bone metastasis, researchers used bioluminescent imaging, histology, and immunohistochemistry to study metastasis of human PC-3 and …

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CTET Deputy Director, Dr Laura Bray ARC 2021 Future Fellow

Minister for Education and Youth, Hon Alan Tudge announced funding for the ARC Future Fellowship projects, which focus on areas of national priority. A biologist and bioengineer Dr Laura Bray, from the QUT School of Mechanical, Medical and Process Engineering, received $934,478 to help improve our understanding of blood vessels. Dr Bray’s research will examine …

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Anti-androgen therapy can fuel spread of bone tumours in advanced prostate cancer

Anti-androgen therapy is commonly used to treat patients with advanced prostate cancer at stages where the disease has spread to the bones. However, new research reveals that anti-androgen treatment can actually facilitate prostate cancer cells to adapt and grow in the bone tumour microenvironment model, which has been developed by QUT biomedical scientists led by Dr Nathalie Bock. Dr. …

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3D printers that can see and learn to advance manufacture of precision body implants

A 3D printer with “eyes and brains” is being developed to print implants for regenerative medicine to repair damaged and/or lost body tissue. The addition of machine vision and artificial intelligence to fine tune medical 3D printers This will enable custom made tissue implants to suit the individual patient AI and machine learning would contribute …

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CIs find breast cancer survivors feel surgeons make decisions for them

Cancer research isn’t just about cancer. In a paper published this week, CTET CIs from various disciplines investigated a number of factors that influence decision-making in postmastectomy breast reconstruction. They examined level of knowledge of individuals involved, duration of consultation time and perception of patient involvement. Significant differences were found in the perception of patient …

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CTET Deputy Director awarded 2020 Young Tall Poppy

CTET’s Deputy Director, Dr Laura Bray, has been awarded a Young Tall Poppy award for 2020. The prestigious Young Tall Poppy Science Awards recognise achievements of Australia’s outstanding young scientific researchers and communicators. Dr Bray (QUT) co-founded the Mater-IHBI Breast Cancer Biobank to facilitate rapid access to patient breast cancer tissue for Brisbane-based researchers. Her …

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CI makes patient specific 3D printed chest implant

Chief Investigator, Distinguished Professor Dietmar W. Hutmacher has used 3D printing to create a chest implant using 90 per cent of the patient’s own tissue, in order to correct a birth defect called funnel or sunken chest. This condition causes the ribs and sternum to grow inwards. The 3D printed implant was made from porous, …

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