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

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

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

Gliomas are the most common type of intrinsic brain tumour and a major cause of morbidity and mortality for those afflicted by these highly invasive...
Supervisor: Dr Mastura Monif

Compromised antioxidant defences, together with increased production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), drives the oxidative stress that accompanies...
Supervisor: Dr Judy De Haan-Klein

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

This project will explore the hypothesis that people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) have an altered immune cell response to Vitamin D compared to...

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

The glymphatic pathway has been proposed as a key contributor to the clearance of fluid and metabolic waste products, such as amyloid beta and tau,...
Supervisor: Mr David Wright

Epilepsy is one of the most common and serious brain condition characterized by recurrent unprovoked seizures. In most cases (about 70%) epilepsy can...
Supervisor: Dr Ana Antonic-Baker

Antiretroviral therapy (ART) improves life expectancy of people living with HIV (PLHIV) and prevents onward HIV transmission. Despite this HIV...
Supervisor: Dr James McMahon

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

Ageing affects everyone and everything. It is now recognised that reactive intermediates generated by metabolism contribute to biological ageing and...

Crohn’s disease is a debilitating chronic auto-inflammatory disorder that affects the intestinal tract with a peak onset in young people. Australia...

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

Binocular rivalry refers to the perceptual alternation that occurs every few seconds when conflicting visual stimuli are presented, one to each eye....
Supervisor: Dr Steven Miller

Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is a serious medical and societal issue. Of particular concern are individuals at high risk of suffering...

Blurred vision is a common complaint in the community, occurring in patients with no discernible ophthalmic abnormality, sometimes in older people...

Fibromyalgia is a complex chronic disorder, characterised primarily by musculoskeletal pain and additional health complaints including, such as...

Little is known about the effects of lifelong brain infections on the neurological health of the host. Toxoplasma gondii is a parasite infects...

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