Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub awarded Lister Medal on 28th October.

By: Peter Morris | Posted on 9th November 2015

Sir Magdi Yacoub gave the Lister Oration on October 28 at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, after which he was presented by the Acting President, Mr. Steve Cannon, with the Lister Medal. The oration was entitled “The Glory and Threat of Science and Medicine”. The Lister Medal is awarded every three to five […]

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DPhil for John O’Callaghan

By: Peter Morris | Posted on 23rd July 2014

John O’Callaghan has successfully defended his thesis entitled “Evidence based hypothermic preservation of the kidney and liver for transplantation” and has now been notified that he has been awarded the DPhil degree. His work in this area has been outstanding and he has produced a number of critically important papers arising from the work of […]

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Peter Morris Inducted into the Research Hall of Fame

By: Simon Knight | Posted on 10th July 2014

The Royal Melbourne Hospital is arguably the major teaching hospital of the University of Melbourne and Melbourne Health now forms a complex not only comprising the Royal Melbourne Hospital, but the Royal Children’s Hospital, the Royal Women’s hospital as well as a number of research institutes (e.g. Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, […]

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Opera music prolongs survival of heart transplants

By: Peter Morris | Posted on 3rd October 2013

Masanori Niimi, Teikyo University, Tokyo and his colleagues have been awarded the 2013 Ig Nobel Prize in Medicine for their work showing that cardiac allografts in mice survived very much longer if the mice were exposed to La Traviata for 7 days after transplantation. Grafts survived for 26.5 days whereas in the control group the […]

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Lasker Prize for transplantation

By: Peter Morris | Posted on 16th September 2012

Sir Roy Calne and Dr Tom Starzl have been awarded the 2012 Lasker Clinical Reserch Prize for their pioneering work in the developement of liver transplantation. This is a very well deserved, and perhaps overdue, award in the field of transplantation.

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