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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

One in six couples at reproductive age suffer from infertility. Optimising clinical managements for couples with infertility based on high-quality...
Supervisor: Professor Ben Mol

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

Understanding the comprehensive symptom profile of someone with a complex neurodegenerative disorder, and developing tools to actively monitor a...
Supervisor: Dr Ian Harding

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

Stroke is due to clot blocking a vessel in the brain. Recent clot retrieval trials have shown that this treatment is very effective and reduce...
Supervisor: Professor Thanh Phan

The adaptive arm of immune system uses lymphocytes to generate antibody and memory responses to challenges throughout life. Three lineages of...
Supervisor: Dr Martin Davey

Natural killer (NK) cells are effector lymphocytes of the innate immune system that are known for their ability to kill transformed and virus-...

Transcriptional regulators play a key role in activating oncogenic pathways that impinge on tumour growth, invasion and mestasasis. We have recently...
Supervisor: Dr Ron Firestein

The transition to life after birth is one of the greatest physiological challenges that humans face. At birth, the airways are cleared of liquid, to...
Supervisor: Dr Kelly Crossley

There is growing evidence that people with osteoarthritis (OA) are at a higher risk of falls and fall-related injuries. Those with newly diagnosed...
Supervisor: Dr Sze-Ee Soh

Translational projects looking at innate immunity and pancreatic cancer - animal modules, transgenic mice, organoids, patient derived xenografts

The subversion of host cell processes by microbial pathogens is an intrinsic part of the host-pathogen interaction. Many bacterial pathogens have the...

This project will require the student to examine self-esteem over time in a large sample of patients who have had a TBI. Data from the Rosenberg Self...
Supervisor: Dr Marina Downing

Confirmation of equity in disease management and outcomes is a cornerstone of quality of care. Inequitable outcomes are well recognised in cancer...

Epilepsy is one of the most common serious chronic neurological disorders and is estimated to affect approximately 68 million people worldwide....

Treatment outcomes for unruptured aneurysms in the elderly: a prospective single-centre study

Treatment outcomes for unruptured aneurysms in the elderly: a prospective single-centre study

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report has shown that there was a significant decline in the rate of teenage births in Australia from...

The Australian Study of Health and Relationships Surveys were the largest population-based survey on sexual health and relationships in Australia....

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