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We are performing in-depth characterization of the microenvironment of human tumours, and discovering new mechanisms used by these cells to influence...
Supervisor: Dr Anne Fletcher

The National Centre for Healthy Ageing Smart Ward is a new and unique concept being implemented within a Geriatric Evaluation and Management ward at...
Supervisor: Dr Christina Ekegren

Background Appendicitis is one of the most common surgical emergencies in children. The incidence is estimated at 25 per 10,000 (age 10-17), 1-2 per...
Supervisor: Dr Maurizio Pacilli

There has been a substantial increase in the use of administrative data in health services studies. Administrative data enables studies to use large...
Supervisor: Dr Michael Di Donato

Zemiotics, or zemiology, deriving from the classical Greek word zemia, is a new body of research which focuses on social harm and loss. As Boukli and...

Background: Paracetamol is a relatively safe & common analgesic used for many types of pain in the emergency department (ED). Current dosing...

Development of therapeutic antibodies to treat human diseases

The oocyte-secreted TGF-beta proteins, BMP15 and GDF9, are essential for the acquisition of oocyte developmental competence during folliculogenesis....

The oocyte-secreted factors, bone morphogenetic protein 15 (BMP15) and growth differentiation factor 9 (GDF9), are essential for the acquisition of...
Supervisor: Dr Kelly Walton

Rapid advances in virtual reality (VR) technologies have created the means to immerse people in safe, highly realistic, personally designed,...
Supervisor: Dr Rebecca Segrave

Many rehabilitation professionals are starting to use web-based applications to create and monitor exercise programs for their patients. These...

The thymus is primarily responsible for generating naïve, self-tolerant T cells from hematopoietic precursors. However, deterioration of thymic...

This project seeks to further improve the behavior of our prototype peptide inhibitor CHA-061 against the profibrotic effect of CDA1. CHA-061 is a...
Supervisor: Dr Zhong-Lin Chai

Single cell technologies are being rapidly adopted and accordingly, there is a high demand for intuitive tools and software that help with the...

People with traumatic brain injury (TBI) have complex health needs, not only following their injury, but throughout their life, and these are made...
Supervisor: Dr Christina Ekegren

Background: Our understanding of early hominin diets is usually based on a limited number of fossil specimens. One way to address the fragmentary...
Supervisor: A/Prof Luca Fiorenza

The Australian Synchrotron is aiming to be a world leader at 3D x-ray imaging of breast cancer patients by performing in-vivo scans by 2021. The...
Supervisor: Dr Matthew Dimmock

Occupational voice users rely on vocal stability and endurance to meet job expectations yet vocal fatigue is a common occurrence. This can lead to...

Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is due to bleeding in the brain and occurs in 15% of stroke. The Glasgow Coma Score is often used to monitor the...
Supervisor: Professor Thanh Phan

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