You can help medical research at Monash win a cash prize by voting for it in the Thinkable 'Inspire Australia' competition.
New skin substitutes tailor-made for severe burns victims could become a reality through the work of a group of scientists led by Dr Shiva Akbarzadeh, and a boost from crowdfunding site, Thinkable.
Dr Akbarzadeh, a skin biologist at The Alfred hospital and Monash University, researches growing artificial skin in the laboratory using patients’ own cells that can be applied instead of skin grafts.
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(To support the work of Dr Azbarkadeh and her team, visit their Thinkable ‘Tissue engineering for burns treatment’ video page to vote and contribute (you'll need to create a login). Voting ends 30 July 2015. To find out more about how Thinkable works, visit the Thinkable.org website.)