Nick Nicola, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (image) Walter and Eliza Hall Institute Share Print E-Mail Caption Professor Nick Nicola was appointed a new fellow of the AAHMS. The academy promotes medical research and its translation to enable a healthier community both in Australia and globally. Fellows are elected for outstanding leadership and distinguished professional achievement in their field. Professor Nicola was part of the team that discovered colony stimulating factors (CSFs) -hormones that stimulate the body to make life-saving cells that protect against infection. The discovery has helped more than 20 million people recover from chemotherapy and revolutionised blood stem cell transplants. Credit The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute Usage Restrictions Use with credit Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.