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NZ Researcher wins L’Oréal Women in Science Fellowship

John Kerr posted in on August 22nd, 2012.

Dr Suetonia Palmer, a senior lecturer at  University of Otago, Christchurch, has  been recognised with a A$25,000 (NZ$32,480) Fellowship award for her dedication to improving the treatment of people with chronic kidney disease. Suetonia is one of three Australasian women who have each gained a For Women in Science 2012 Fellowship awarded by L’Oréal Australia […]

NZ Herald: Stem cell hope for kidney patients

Peter Griffin posted in on February 7th, 2011.

Martin Johnston writes in the New Zealand Herald about research, led by New Zealand scientists Alan Davidson, which has found that stem cell treatment for kidney disease may be possible. The research found that adult stem cells capable of generating new nephrons (the functional units of the kidney) exist in zebrafish. An excerpt: (read in […]

ODT: NZ breakthrough in transplant test

Peter Griffin posted in on February 18th, 2010.

Allison Rudd reports in the Otago Daily Times that University of Otago researchers have developed a simple urine test which is able to tell if transplanted kidneys are failing. The test – the first of its kind in the world – would cost only a few cents once commercialised, but it could take 5-10 years […]

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