Mr Girish Nair and his team’s involvement in a Parkinson’s Disease stem cell breakthrough has featured in the media. It received TV coverage from Channel 9 News, Channel 10 News, Channel 7 News and Channel Ten’s The Project. The story also featured on radio stations such as ABC Radio, Gold FM Hourly News and many popular newspapers including the Herald Sun and the Geelong Advertiser.
In a world first, stem cells have been injected into the brain of a Parkinson’s disease sufferer as part of an experimental treatment in Melbourne.
Mr Girish Nair, Neurosurgeon & Dr Andrew Evans, Neurologist
Ch 9 – Nine News 3pm & 4pm (National)
Specialists at the Royal Melbourne Hospital have injected stem cells into the brain of a Parkinson’s disease sufferer, in a world-first experimental treatment. Doctors hope the bold procedure will help reverse the degenerative disease.
Ch 9 – National Nine News 6:14 pm
Neuroscientists in Melbourne have made a breakthrough in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease by injecting stem cells directly into a patient’s brain. Neurologist Dr Andrew Evans, says this aims to slow or even reverse the Parkinson’s process. Neurosurgeon Mr Girish Nair, says getting this procedure wrong can cause a stroke, or even death, in the patient. The final results of the transplant will not be known for at least two years.
Ch 10 – TEN Eyewitness News 5:11 pm
A team from the Royal Melbourne hospital have successfully completed a world-first, potentially revolutionary procedure for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. During the eight hour operation, surgeons injected stem cells into the patient’s brain.
Researchers at The Royal Melbourne Hospital have begun trialing a treatment for Parkinson’s disease which they say is the first of its kind in the world.
ABC Radio – The World Today (National)
The Royal Melbourne Hospital have conducted a trial experiment, by injecting stem cells into a brain to treat Parkinson’s disease.
ABC 774 Breakfast with Libbi Gorr 7:10 am
Surgeons at the Royal Melbourne Hospital have transplanted stem cells into the brain of a patient suffering from Parkinson’s disease.
ABC 774 News 9:00 am
Stem cells have been injected directly into the brain of a patient with Parkinson’s disease at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
Gold FM Hourly News
Herald Sun (Front page)
Neuroscientists and neurosurgeons at the Royal Melbourne Hospital have injected stem cells into a man’s head in a world-first trial to treat Parkinson’s disease. The experimental treatment used a 3D recreation of the patient’s skull to carry out the procedure.
Herald Sun (Editorial)
Melbourne hospitals, medical researchers and scientists have amazed the world with new technological advances in surgical techniques. The latest medical miracle now includes inserting stem cells deep into a patient’s brain in an experimental treatment for Parkinson’s disease.
In a world-first trial, stem cells have been injected into the brain of a Victorian patient in a bid to develop a treatment for Parkinson’s disease.
Fight Against Migraine Symposium 2018
In August 2018, Girish Nair was invited to speak at the Fight Against Migraines conference held in Melbourne.
Neuromodulation Society of Australia and New Zealand
In April 2018, Girish Nair was invited to speak at the annual scientific meeting in Sydney for the NSANZ. He spoke about stereotactically targeted stem cell therapy for Parkinson’s Disease.