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The eukaryotic genome consists of two classes of genes preceded by distinctly different promoter sequences. Housekeeping genes (90%) code for...
Supervisor: Dr Dominika Elmlund

This is a unique opportunity to look at an area of the brain whose function is almost completely unknown. This project will involve exploration of...
Supervisor: Dr David Reser

Social media has seen the proliferation of pages dedicated to health trends such as clean eating, fitspiration, paleo and detoxes. Some of these...
Supervisor: Dr Cassandra Wright

3D Printing For Patient Education and Teaching

We wish to revolutionise the treatment of autoimmune diseases. We are hoping to devise strategies to eliminate harmful auto reactive cells using...

Interventions for the prevention and treatment of hyperglycaemia in pregnancy Prof. Helena Teede and Dr Aya Mousa Gestational diabetes mellitus (...
Supervisor: Dr Aya Mousa

Current transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) protocols are designed based on abnormal activity of isolated brain regions. This notion is...

The academic research program within this laboratory is focused on defining the key molecular interactions underlying receptor recognition events...

A collaborative study with engineering assessing sitting with novel technology and its effect on spinal health

A comparison of the outcomes of the surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation utilising radiofrequency, cryotherapy or high intensity focused...

Shift workers by virtue of their profession are at a greater risk of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. It...

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) over one year. MND is a fatal neurodegenerative disease which affects motor neurones in the brain and spinal cord. People...
Supervisor: Dr Phyllis Chua

Good sleep is vital for good physical and mental health. The average Australian adult spends 8 hours a night sleeping, corresponding to ~30% of their...
Supervisor: Dr Rowan Ogeil

Influenza vaccine is one of the most cost-effective interventions to prevent disease, hospitalisation and death, yet coverage rates are variable...

Nausea and vomiting are common problems for patients in Emergency Departments (EDs). Our objective is to determine if Ondansetron 16mg and 8mg and...

A Multicentre comparison of techniques in collagenase in the management of Dupuytrens disease

Amyloid precursor protein (APP) plays key roles in apoptosis, synaptic plasticity, neurogenesis, learning, and memory, but its exact physiological...

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

Background: A novel class of agents, the Glucagon-like Peptide-1 Receptor (GLP-1R) agonists have recently been introduced to treat type 2 diabetes....

There are considerable safety issues in passing and confirming the correct placement of nasogastric tubes (NGT). Additionally studies have shown that...
Supervisor: Dr Gabriel Blecher

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