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The CLIP health economics program is evaluating the cryopreserved platelets for routine use. Platelet transfusions can be life-saving in trauma,...
Supervisor: Dr Lisa Higgins

Workers' compensation is a form of insurance to cover employees if they are injured at work or become sick due to their work. A key goal of...
Supervisor: Dr Shannon Gray

Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) that block checkpoint inhibitory receptors including Programmed Death (PD)-1 act directly on T cells to overcome ‘...

Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a major cause of pain and disability and accounts for approximately 90% of knee replacements. The prevalence of knee OA...
Supervisor: Dr Yuanyuan Wang

The Mediator complex with its catalytic subunit the Mediator kinase module, composed of CDK8/19 and other members, is multimeric complex regulating...
Supervisor: Dr Marius Dannappel

Brain inflammation appears to play a critical role in the pathogenesis of epilepsy. A major cell type involved in inflammatory cascades are the...

All living things respond to changes in their direct environment by evoking innate stress response mechanisms. Multiple factors, including those...
Supervisor: Dr Kylie Wagstaff

Oesophageal function is complex and various methods have been developed to assess this. Oesophageal manometry, which involves synchronous recording...
Supervisor: Dr Paul Burton

Background: The role of patients is becoming increasingly valued in health professions education. The importance of patient-centred care (PCC) for...
Supervisor: A/Prof Simone Gibson

The development of diabetic complications including vascular and renal disease is enhanced in diabetic patients. However, the underlying mechanism as...
Supervisor: Dr Jay C. Jha

Chronic kidney disease CKD is an inflammatory condition that is increasing in prevalence around the world. Diabetes and obesity are the primary cause...

Poor sleep is linked to both poor physical and mental health, and can play a role in contributing to acute crisis events that are responded to by...
Supervisor: Dr Rowan Ogeil

This study investigates the role of Smad3 acetylation in the development and progression of organ/tissue fibrosis.

Small noncoding RNAs are increasingly recognised as important regulators of gene expression and genome integrity across all kingdoms of life. This is...
Supervisor: Dr Peter Boag

Opiate substitution therapy is an evidence based intervention for reducing the health risks of addiction to opiates. Among people who inject drugs,...

During cell division, bacteria remodel their cell walls, resulting in the release of low molecular weight fragments of peptidoglycan, known as...

The tyrosine kinase Src was the first proto-oncogene to be identified, and it is now known that Src plays an important role in several human cancers...
Supervisor: Professor Roger Daly

Under recently approved legislation, the state of Victoria will introduce the practice of Voluntary Assisted Dying in 2019. The legislation carefully...
Supervisor: Ms Katrina Recoche

Heme is an essential nutrient for the bacterial pathogen Haemophilus influenzae, which causes serious respiratory infections, otitis media and...
Supervisor: Dr Rhys Grinter

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