Date published: 
6 August 2018
Intended audience: 
General public
Yve Rumble and Harry Feller holding Minister Hunt’s hand at the Stem Cell announcement on 31 July.

Stem Cells Australia will receive $3 million for projects to tackle congenital heart disease and genetic defects that cause blindness in kids. 

One project is searching for treatments for genetic causes of blindness, aiming to save the sight of children with this condition. Another aims to repair and reconstruct tissues for kids with heart defects. 

This cutting edge science offers new ways to repair parts of the body through stem cell therapy. It has now advanced to the stage where it can be used to develop and test the effectiveness of new therapies and medicines.

Minister Hunt announced the funding under the Medical Research Future Fund at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute on 31 July. He met Harry Feller and Yve Rumble who hope to benefit from the research.

Read more about the funding announcement in the media release