212017Nov
Breakthrough Gene Therapy, Stem Cells

Breakthrough Gene Therapy, Stem Cells

Skin culture combined with gene therapy leads to a new treatment for Epidermolysis Bullosa patients. During my training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and University of Melbourne, I undertook a Master of Surgery degree which involved growing skin in Petri dishes (culturing skin). Cultured skin can be used to grow the patient’s own skin, taking…

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242017Sep

Important breast augmentation techniques to minimise the risk of Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL)

The discovery of the new disease, Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ACLC), has led to a major re-think regarding the operative techniques for breast augmentation. It is important to note BIA-ALCL is a very rare condition, affecting an estimated 1 out of every 100,000 women with textured breast implants. No women who have…

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302017Aug

Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma

The appearance of Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) has been a great shock to many caring plastic surgeons who are most concerned for their patients welfare. The TGA in Australia and the FDA in America are being kept appraised of the development of this new disease, and both of these government organisations…

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