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Heart surgery carries a risk of death that can be calculated before the operation. This risk is dependent on patient factors (such as age and other...
Supervisor: Dr Tim Coulson

Developing parenting strategies to combat obesity. Assoc Prof Lisa Moran, Dr Siew Lim Up to 50% of Australian women are overweight or obese...
Supervisor: Dr Siew Lim

Vascular Biology Group (Haematology Micro-platforms) & Platelet & Thrombosis Laboratories The Australian Centre for Blood Diseases. 
 The...
Supervisor: Dr Warwick Nesbitt

Excess body weight is a major and leading factor in overall disease burden worldwide and if left unabated could lead to falls in overall life...

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) represents the gold standard for radiological diagnosis and monitoring of neurological diseases such as multiple...
Supervisor: Dr Scott Kolbe

Infectious diseases continue to be a major burden on global health. They contribute to global inequities, especially in low-middle income countries...
Supervisor: Dr Jack Richards

Drowsy driving is responsible for around 30% of all motor vehicle crashes, as reduced sleep results in drivers being inattentive and unresponsive to...

1.0 AUDIT SUMMARY Patients with refractory cancer-related pain administered continuous subcutaneous infusion (CSCI) ketamine in accordance with...

This project aims to examine the attitudes, beliefs and intention to engage in EBP by undergraduate/ graduate entry nursing students.
Supervisor: Dr Gulzar Malik

An exploratory safety study of 480 biomedical mometasone furoate sinus drug depot [MFSDD] in adult patients with chronic sinusitis

Tumor immune microenvironment can affect the response of tumor cells to immunotherapy, and the lack of tumor-infiltrating immune cells is highly...
Supervisor: Dr Dakang Xu

HCMV is a herpesvirus that infects over 60% of the adult population. HCMV is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in immuno-compromised...
Supervisor: Dr Rommel Mathias

The LCT-producing clostridia are an important group of pathogens that cause severe disease in both humans and animals. In most cases the diseases...
Supervisor: Professor Dena Lyras

Project Description: It has been shown that exosomes can modulate angiogenesis (formation of new capillaries from preexisting vasculature). This...
Supervisor: Dr Mirja Krause

The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is one of the most important hormonal systems regulating both acute and chronic blood pressure. The main effector...

The most common cause of mortality and disability in animals in captivity and domesticity is foot disease. The causes of foot pathologies are...

Oxidative stress and inflammation are two significant drivers of Diabetic Complications such as cardiovascular disease. Type 2 Diabetes affects...
Supervisor: Dr Judy De Haan-Klein

ANZSCTS Victorian Cardiac Surgery Database project - development of a risk adjustment model for outcomes of cardiac surgery and the assessment of...

Background: Mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSCs) are fibroblastic precursor cells that have the stem cell-like ability to expand in culture and...
Supervisor: Dr Tracy Heng

The Kile lab has a longstanding interest in the development, survival and function of blood cells. Using molecular approaches combined with state-of-...

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