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We have established a large cohort of patients with predominantly antibody deficiency (PAD), the most prevalent symptomatic form of primary...

Depression and anxiety are common, debilitating and chronic mental health conditions which can be difficult to effectively treat. We aim here to...

Project Aims: Identify genetic markers that predict the risk of valproate-induced birth defects. It is recognised that women with epilepsy who...

Heart failure occurs when the heart muscle weakens and is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs. It is a major public health issue,...
Supervisor: Dr Morag Young

Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients are 10 times more likely to develop epilepsy compared with age-matched controls. The treatment of recurrent...

Acute thrombosis causes vessel occlusion resulting in ischemic complications, such as myocardial infarction and stroke, and is a major cause of death...
Supervisor: Dr Xiaowei Wang

There have been very limited studies on examining how COVID-19 impacted on HIV patients accessing treatment and their adherence to treatment. The...

The JAK-STAT signalling pathway is critical for propagation of signals from the engagement of cytokines with receptors on the surface of blood cells...

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

In addition to living with this challenging neurological disorder, many people with epilepsy also suffer from mood disorders such as depression....

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

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the sixth most common cancer and incidence is increasing worldwide, including in Australia. Currently, people with...
Supervisor: Dr Joseph Doyle

A biomarker is an objectively measured characteristic of a normal or pathologic biological process. The development of novel interventions to treat,...

Haematology Micro-platforms & Platelet & Thrombosis Laboratories. The Australian Centre for Blood Diseases. Haematology Micro-platforms...
Supervisor: Dr Warwick Nesbitt

More than 20% of young Australians have an eating disorder. Social media has been identified as a major driving factor in the development of body...
Supervisor: Dr Gemma Sharp

Schizophrenia is a complex neuropsychiatric condition with a broad symptom profile, and current treatments are inadequate in many patients. In...

Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, and Spinocerebellar ataxias are progressive and terminal neurological disorders characterised by primary...
Supervisor: Dr Ian Harding

Over the past decade, a number of large EEG datasets have become available, containing both data across multiple cognitive tasks and from...
Supervisor: Dr Neil Bailey

Introduction: ACTIVE-MS is a highly innovative patient participation study that will be conducted in 300 people with relapsing MS at risk of...

Does the implementation of a care plan, for patients with rib fractures, improve patient outcomes. They project will be a prospective observational...
Supervisor: Dr Teresa Howard

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