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Activation of the developing immune system in the fetus or newborn alters development and influences risk of diseases after birth. The cells that...

An audit of bile culture result from bile obtained at major HPB resections

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

An ERAS protocol for perforated duodenal ulcer - a prospective trial

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

An International, multicentre prospective registry for the management of metastatic spine tumours {MTRON]

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...

Pre-term birth is a major obstetric and neonatal problem. Pre-term birth is defined as birth < 37 weeks gestational age and is associated with...
Supervisor: Professor Ben Mol

Pre-term birth is a major obstetric and neonatal problem. Pre-term birth is defined as birth < 37 weeks gestational age and is associated with...

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease that causes multi-organ dysfunction, significant morbidity, and requires lifelong global...
Supervisor: Dr Joshua Ooi

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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