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A comparative review of the rate of wound dehiscence and perineal hernia in abdominoperineal resection surgery with and without myocutaneous flap...

Background As a part of the Australian Government’s Electromagnetic Energy action plan 2020-24, 1 the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear...
Supervisor: Dr Geza Benke

Immunology and Human Pathology are dynamic disciplines, with many inter-disciplinary alignments --in content, techniques and toolboxes. Face-to-face...
Supervisor: Dr Jessica Borger

Since the discovery of the “high-risk” genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 two decades ago, breast cancer susceptibility research has identified many additional...
Supervisor: Dr Tu Nguyen-Dumont

A major challenge in cancer therapeutics is to kill tumour cells without harming normal cells in the body. Traditional chemotherapy tries to do this...
Supervisor: Dr Lan Nguyen

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

A multicentre prospective registry for endoscopic skull base surgery for the management of pituitary and skull base tumours

Visual snow syndrome (VSS) is a recently defined chronic neurological condition characterised by a range of disabling visual symptoms that...

Friedreich Ataxia (FA) is a progressive neurodegenerative genetic disorder that results in a range of symptoms including incoordination, muscle...

Researchers from a number of universities, led by Monash University, are currently embarking on a four year NHMRC funded project to evaluate the...
Supervisor: Dr Camille La Brooy

• Lipids are key biological molecules essential to life. Lipidomics is the characterisation and study of the complete lipidome of a biological...

Preterm birth is a public health concern, and it has been listed as one of the focuses under the Good Health and Well-Being of The Sustainable...
Supervisor: Dr Jodi Law Woan-Fei

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

Women with endometriosis and adenomyosis suffer for up to 10 years in pain before a diagnosis is made. This is in part due to lack of a non-invasive...

The healthy intestine maintains a homeostatic equilibrium between epithelial integrity, a resident immune system and a symbiotic microbiome....
Supervisor: Dr Edward Giles

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

BACKGROUND Patients with seizures often present to emergency departments (ED) for acute care. Around 6% of the population is likely to experience...

This project will explore the perception of the roles of alcohol and other drugs on micro-mobility injuries. Micro-mobility involves using...
Supervisor: Lauren Pearson

This qualitative study aims to understand the multiple and intersecting barriers to sexual and reproductive health services during the COVID-19...
Supervisor: Dr Shelly Makleff

A randomised, unblinded multicentre trial. The effects of post-operative lumbar drainage on CSF leakage and meningitis following extended endoscopic...

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