17 Feb 2020

In the media this week

The 17 Feb 2020 Herald Sun story
DITPA has MS model mice walking again

17/02/2020 Dr Steven Petratos's research, recently funded by Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia (see our story for detail), was profiled in the Herald Sun 17 Feb 2020. Dr Petratos says it's not quite a cure yet, but the drug he has been investigating, DITPA, shows promise for cell re-myelination. It's still in the pre-clinical phase of research; clinical trials with human participants are years away.

Dirty procedure of transrectal biopsy under scrutiny

17/02/2020 "First there was Brexit - now it's 'Trexit' for prostate biopsy". Professor Jeremy Grummet talks to Dr Norman Swan, ABC Health Report, about the risks of infection arising from the procedure of going through the rectum to get a sample, known as a 'transrectal' biopsy, and the alternative methods of MRI scanning and a different biopsy technique, of going in via the perineum. Follow Prof Grummet on Twitter, @JGrummet to see more discussion.

Transcript link: www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/healthreport/transperineal-or-transrectal-biopsy-of-prostate/11971574

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