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The current clinical management of mTBI, including return-to-play decisions, is based on assessing for the resolution of neurocognitive impairments,...

NMDA receptors are brain ion channels involved in a range of cognitive functions. NMDA receptor antagonists block the opening of these channels, and...

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been widespread adoption of public health measures, including social distancing and wearing of face...
Supervisor: Dr Arwel Jones

Inflammatory pathways are a key contributor to diabetic vascular disease, including atherosclerosis. Underlying the development of vascular disease...

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are a major threat to public health and result in an extensive global burden of disease, including in...

Self-reactive T cells cause many autoimmune diseases, and can also trigger serious autoimmune side-effects in cancer patients undergoing...

Nuclear receptors associate with co-regulatory proteins in order to modulate gene transcription: These co-regulators can have profound effects on...
Supervisor: Dr Morag Young

Non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFLD) disease effects more than 80% of obese patients. This disease is gaining increasing attention as independent driver...
Supervisor: Dr Paul Burton

Autoimmune encephalitides are a diverse yet rare group of neurological conditions presenting with acute or subacute confusion, behavioural change,...
Supervisor: Dr Mastura Monif

Cancers of the oesophagus and stomach are common malignancies. Adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus and oesophago-gastric junction is one of the most...
Supervisor: Dr Paul Burton

Bariatric surgery has been a defined surgical speciality for nearly fifty years. However, the number of weight loss procedures performed over the...
Supervisor: Dr Paul Burton

The development of diabetes involves pathogenetic processes that either destroy the β-cells of the pancreas or result in resistance to insulin action...
Supervisor: Professor Sam El-Osta

Many survivors of traumatic brain injury sustain long-term problems with cognitive function and social behaviours. In the laboratory, we study the...
Supervisor: Dr Bridgette Semple

Over 2.4 million surgeries are performed annually in Australia and up to 15% of these procedures are complicated by infections involving the wound (...
Supervisor: Dr Trisha Peel

Epilepsy is a brain disorder affecting 1% of population. Patients can acquire post-traumatic epilepsy from a traumatic brain injury after a latent...
Supervisor: Mr Idrish Ali

Multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune, neurodegenerative condition, is the most common cause of non-traumatic neurological disability in young adults....
Supervisor: Dr Vilija Jokubaitis

- The Reviver device was designed to improve balance and mobility in patients who have difficulty exercising, and allows people to exercise far...
Supervisor: Dr Ben Sinclair

Women with Type 1 (T1) or Type 2 (T2) diabetes mellitus (DM) who become pregnant are at a higher risk of developing sight threatening diabetic...

Mainstream anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) that are used to treat epilepsy and some other conditions are associated with a range of cutaneous side...

Activated T cells express cytokines with a determined probability. Whether one or two alleles of a cytokine gene are expressed is a function of...
Supervisor: Dr Marcus Robinson

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