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Each year, more than 5000 Victorians present to emergency departments after sustaining burn injuries. The Victorian Adult Burns Service (VABS) admit...
Supervisor: Mr Cheng Hean Lo

Approximately 150,000 people are currently living with focal epilepsy in Australia, and over one third have seizures that cannot be controlled with...
Supervisor: Dr Andrew Neal

This project is based on the single-chain antibody (scFv) technology, an emerging class of biotechnologically produced therapeutics. ScFvs are...

Adult haematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) first develop in the early embryo from endothelial cells in the wall of the dorsal aorta in response to shear...

Urinary tract infections are a common cause of bacterial infection, especially in females. These infections are often chronic and can cause long-term...
Supervisor: Dr Malcolm Starkey

Background The concept of value-based healthcare emerged from the observations of spiralling costs in healthcare. In the commercial sector...

There are limited data on male sex workers in Australia. This project will examine sexual practices among male sex workers in Victoria, Australia as...
Supervisor: Dr Tiffany Phillips

This project is investigating the efficacy of an entirely novel physical exercise/rehabilitation approach for individuals with Parkinson's...
Supervisor: Dr Meaghan Clough

Atherosclerosis is characterized by a pathological build-up of plaque within arterial vessel walls and is a major contributor to cardiovascular...
Supervisor: Dr Waheed Khan

Atherosclerosis is characterised by a pathological build-up of plaque within arterial vessel walls and is a major contributor to cardiovascular...
Supervisor: Dr Waheed Khan

Description Brain inflammation appears to play a critical role in the pathogenesis of epilepsy. A major cell type involved in inflammatory cascades...
Supervisor: Mr Idrish Ali

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in many developing countries. Myocardial hypertrophy is an initiatory hallmark of cardiac failure,...
Supervisor: Professor Sam El-Osta

Stem cells has been previously isolated from the adipose layer of debrided skin in severely burned patients. It has been shown to contribute to wound...
Supervisor: Mr Cheng Hean Lo

Gastric cancer (GC) is the fourth most common cancer globally and 7th in incidence in Australia. It has a poor survival rate which can be attributed...
Supervisor: Prof Alex Boussioutas

Diabetic complications remain the major cause of morbidity and mortality and this is primarily attributed to the damaging effects of hyperglycaemia...
Supervisor: Professor Sam El-Osta

Stress and sex hormones are associated with cognitive changes throughout life. This project will explore sex and stress hormones in association with...

Group singing programs for people with chronic lung diseases have been shown to improve quality of life, be enjoyable experiences, reduce social...

This project aims to develop nanoparticle contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that selectively target molecular markers of...

Sleep disorders are common after traumatic brain injuries, regardless of injury severity, with disruption in quality, quantity, and patterns of sleep...
Supervisor: Dr Bridgette Semple

Social behaviour problems are a common and debilitating consequence of traumatic brain injury in children, and a key contributor to poor quality of...
Supervisor: Dr Bridgette Semple

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