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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....

The bladder is a unique and often forgotten mucosal organ. When the bladder is exposed to pathogens, one of its primary responses is to shed...
Supervisor: Dr Malcolm Starkey

Unconscious bias is described as unsupported stereotypes, feelings or opinions towards something or someone, which is preconceived and unintentional...
Supervisor: Miss Alison Hansen

Mouse testicular macrophages have several unique functional properties associated with testicular immune privilege. These cells have an...
Supervisor: Professor Mark Hedger

Iron is essential for bacterial growth, but it is severely limited in most environments. Bacteria have evolved clever systems to acquire this...
Supervisor: Dr Francesca Short

Schizophrenia is a severe psychiatric disorder that affects approximately 200,000 Australians, and strikes at a young age, crimpling people for life...
Supervisor: Dr Rachel Hill

Many strokes are preventable with the management of modifiable risk factors with lifestyle or pharmacological interventions. Overall, ten risk...

Trauma and uncontrolled bleeding is a major cause of morbidity worldwide. We have developed and structurally characterized potent monoclonal...

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a Gram-negative bacterium that is one of the most common pathogens of people with cystic fibrosis. This organism causes...

Bike riding has the potential to lead to huge gains in population health (such as through increased physical activity) and environmental health....
Supervisor: Dr Ben Beck

The majority of cancers initially respond very well to standard of care chemotherapeutics but invariably become resistant leading to cancer relapse...
Supervisor: Dr Ron Firestein

Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are one of the most effective forms of contraception, with high continuation rates and reports of method satisfaction by...

There is clear evidence for the value for all stakeholders of carer and family involvement in a service user's health care. A major gap in the...

DNA methylation is a key mechanism by which gene expression is regulated. Mutations in DNA methylation enzymes such as DNMT3A, TET2 and IDH1 and 2...

The neonatal lung is constantly exposed to countless environmental challenges, including respiratory pathogens. The lung has evolved a local immune...
Supervisor: Dr Malcolm Starkey

Emerging evidence has revealed that noradrenaline (NA), the main neurotransmitter of the sympathetic nervous system (SNS), regulates a variety of...
Supervisor: Dr Connie Wong

Understanding in-vivo histopathology of unruptured intracranial aneurysms using intra-operative Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy: Pilot study

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