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Bernard O'Brien Institute of Microsurgery

http://www.bobim.unimelb.edu.au
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The Bernard O'Brien Institute of Microsurgery undertakes clinical and experimental research in the field of reconstructive surgery, and especially microsurgery, for the betterment of the health of those afflicted by injury, disease or abnormality.

The Institute's objectives are to maintain international leadership by advancing knowledge through basic research and strong clinical programs in reconstructive microsurgery.

The Institute specialises in trauma and its effects on tissues, cancer, nerve and muscle regeneration, wound healing, tissue engineering, vascular biology and its role in skin, muscle and bone circulation and inflammation.

 

[ Australian Science at Work Entry ]

Engineering tissues and organs in vivo from stem cells
Chief Researchers: Morrison Prof W A, Messina Dr A, Knight Dr K R, Penington A J
Duration: 2002 - 2006
Descriptors: ANIMAL MODEL-MOUSE; CARDIOVASCULAR; STEM CELL--DIFFERENTIATION
Research Field Classification: 291599 Biomedical Engineering nec


Tissue engineering approach to islet cell transplantation
Chief Researcher: Morrison Prof W A
Duration: 2001 - 2005
Descriptors: ANIMAL MODEL-RAT; CELL--DIFFERENTIATION; DISEASE--CONGENTIAL
Research Field Classification: 291599 Biomedical Engineering nec


Generation of vascularised, bioengineered soft tissues
Chief Researchers: Morrison Prof W A, Knight Dr K R, Messina Dr A, Penington A J
Duration: 2001 - 2003
Descriptors: ANIMAL MODEL--RAT; CELL--DIFFERENTIATION
Research Field Classification: 291599 Biomedical Engineering nec


Role of nitric oxide in angiogenesis
Chief Researchers: Stewart Assoc Prof A G, Morrison Prof W A, Mitchell Dr G M, Vadiveloo Dr P K
Duration: -2001
Descriptor: CARDIOVASCULAR
Research Field Classification: 320307 Medical Biochemistry: Other


Blood vessel growth and repair: Implications for the treatment of breast cancer and road/industrial injury patients
Chief Researcher: Morrison Prof W A
Duration: 1998 - 2002
Descriptors: CANCER-TUMOUR; DISEASE-INFLAMMATION
Research Field Classification: 320307 Medical Biochemistry: Other

 


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