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Oesophageal adenocarcinoma is one the cancers most closely associated with obesity and has demonstrated a 400% increase over the past 30 years. The...
Supervisor: Dr Paul Burton

People with pulmonary fibrosis are often required to use ambulatory oxygen therapy to maintain their blood oxygen levels during everyday activities....

Background: Advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs), formed via the processing of foods, are a major constituent of our modern convenience diet....

Visual Snow (VS) is a persistent visual experience described as similar to watching the world through a haze of tiny flickering dots. Unfortunately,...

Project Description: Gastric cancer (GC) is the fourth most common cancer globally. It has defined premalignant stages and progresses through...
Supervisor: Prof Alex Boussioutas

Electroencephalographic (EEG) activity measures changes in electrical voltages coming from the brain. Up until recently, EEG activity was typically...
Supervisor: Dr Neil Bailey

Acquired epilepsy is the most common form of drug resistant acquired epilepsy in adults, where seizures continue to occur despite antiepileptic drug...

Background: Acute Erythroleukemia (AEL) is an aggressive and poor outcome subtype of AML that is largely resistant to standard treatments. Unlike...

Erythroleukaemia is a relatively rare type of acute myeloid leukaemia. The genetics which underpin the disease have recently been discovered in large...

Type one diabetes (T1D) has reached epidemic proportions and people living with the disease are dependent on insulin therapy to help keep their blood...

Kidney stones are a common urinary tract problem that disproportionally affects men. Stones can cause obstructions in the urinary system and are a...
Supervisor: Dr Malcolm Starkey

In light of rising rates of oropharyngeal gonorrhoea in recent years, this observational case-control study aims to determine the risk factors for...
Supervisor: Dr Tiffany Phillips

Epilepsy is a severe neurological disorder characterized by recurrent seizures that affect 1% of the population worldwide. Traumatic brain injury (...
Supervisor: Miss Rui Li

The mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) is a ligand activated transcription factor that is best known for the physiological control of blood pressure and...
Supervisor: Dr Morag Young

In mid-2017, the Victorian Government funded a free time-limited human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination catch-up program for gay and bisexual men who...

Background: Changes in energy metabolism within cells are one of the hallmarks of carcinogenesis. Metabolic profiling in cancer has therefore...

We are studying mouse models of T cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (T-ALL), a common paediatric leukaemia. T-ALL is commonly caused by...

Project Aims: To link databases of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program of Melbourne Epilepsy Centres with the National Death Index and National...

Neuroimaging provides a multitude of non-invasive methods to better understand the pathology and pathogenesis of neurological and neuropsychiatric...
Supervisor: Dr Lucy Vivash

Allergies are an increasingly common group of chronic diseases that affect >20% of Australians. The clinical picture varies depending on...

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