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Angiogenesis, the formation of new blood vessels from the existing vasculature, is essential for tumor growth and metastasis. In the last decade,...
Supervisor: Dr Katrina Colafella

The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is one of the most important hormonal systems regulating both acute and chronic blood pressure. The main effector...

This annual cross-sectional survey is run every year at Melbourne Sexual Health Centre through our computer-assisted self-interview (CASI) that all...
Supervisor: Dr Tiffany Phillips

The pathophysiologic progression to heart failure is a complex process. Initial insults such a myocardial infarction or chronic hypertension, trigger...

Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) are generated when patients develop autoimmunity to various proteins expressed in immune cells. These...

Anti-Sm antibodies are present in a proportion of patients with SLE. We have discovered novel mechanisms of disease linked to Sm autoimmunity and HLA...
Supervisor: Professor Eric Morand

Oxidative stress and inflammation are two significant drivers of Diabetic Complications such as cardiovascular disease. Type 2 Diabetes affects...
Supervisor: Dr Judy De Haan-Klein

Background: Mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSCs) are fibroblastic precursor cells that have the stem cell-like ability to expand in culture and...
Supervisor: Dr Tracy Heng

The growing enthusiasm for scalable e-health tools, together with the accessibility of app-based technologies (e.g., smartphones, tablets), have...
Supervisor: Professor Murat Yucel

The growing enthusiasm for scalable e-health tools, together with the accessibility of app-based technologies (e.g., smartphones, tablets), have...
Supervisor: Dr Rico Lee

Applicability and outcomes of peritoneal pull-through vaginoplasty in gender affirming surgery

MULTIPLE SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE 4-year Doctoral Program; Stipends: $33,413/year; Conference support: $5,000; Industry placement; Advanced...

Diagnosis of patients with neurological disorders such as stroke and non-stroke, seizure or no seizure and multiple sclerosis can be difficult for...
Supervisor: Professor Thanh Phan

Australian medical students and graduates have indicated that the preparation for their prescribing roles based on their pharmacology and...

This project investigates the novel architecture of the power system found in a bacterial flagellar motor specialised for locomotion in viscous...

It has become increasingly clear that immune cells can change their metabolic state in response to activation in order to meet their energy...

A particular phenomenon of the electroencephalography (EEG) wave form is the sleep spindle, believed to function as mechanism through which long-term...

Post-traumatic epilepsy (PTE) is a recurrent seizure disorder due to brain injury following physical trauma. PTE accounts for 20% of symptomatic...
Supervisor: Miss Rui Li

Primary aldosteronism (PA) is the most common and potentially curable cause of hypertension. We are part of a multidisciplinary NHMRC funded team...

Articular surface comparison second toe PIPJ and fingers

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