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Australian medical students and graduates have indicated that the preparation for their prescribing roles based on their pharmacology and...

People who inject drugs (PWIDs) are at risk of acute infectious diseases requiring hospital admission for intravenous antibiotics and/or surgical...
Supervisor: Dr Andrew Stewardson

This project investigates the novel architecture of the power system found in a bacterial flagellar motor specialised for locomotion in viscous...

Research project comparing the use of a single dose of intravenous antibiotics versus a longer course following laparoscopic appendicectomy in simple...
Supervisor: Dr Ram Nataraja

It is common practice for sick, preterm babies receiving intensive care to sleep on both their front (prone) and back (supine) alternatively while in...

A particular phenomenon of the electroencephalography (EEG) wave form is the sleep spindle, believed to function as mechanism through which long-term...
Supervisor: Dr Lisa Walter

Patients with suspected cervical spine injury (CSI) caused by blunt trauma present commonly to Emergency Departments. All patients with suspected CSI...

Lung cancer is the biggest cause of cancer deaths in Australia and despite improvements in diagnosis and treatment, 5-year survival remains very low...
Supervisor: Dr Ri Scarborough

Studies in the Ryan lab involve understanding how protein complexes are built and how mutations in proteins cause defects in assembly. Our models are...
Supervisor: Professor Mike Ryan

Obese older adults generally have reduced risk of fracture which is often attributed to stronger bones. However, we have demonstrated that those with...
Supervisor: Dr David Scott

Up to 50% of Australian women are overweight or obese which is associated with elevated risk of diseases including heart disease, diabetes and poor...

The glymphatic pathway has been proposed as a key contributor to the clearance of fluid and metabolic waste products, such as amyloid beta and tau,...
Supervisor: Mr David Wright

Early in pregnancy, the maternal vasculature undergoes dramatic adaptations to help support both the mother and the developing baby throughout...
Supervisor: Dr Sarah Marshall

Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is the most common pathological problem of breathing in sleep and has significant adverse effects on health, alertness...

Epilepsy is one of the most common and serious brain condition characterized by recurrent unprovoked seizures. In most cases (about 70%) epilepsy can...
Supervisor: Dr Ana Antonic-Baker

Genetic testing for breast cancer susceptibility can identify pathogenic variants associated with increased risk of breast cancer. It is now...
Supervisor: Dr Tu Nguyen-Dumont

Antiretroviral therapy (ART) improves life expectancy of people living with HIV (PLHIV) and prevents onward HIV transmission. Despite this HIV...
Supervisor: Dr James McMahon

Multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune, neurodegenerative condition, is the most common cause of non-traumatic neurological disability in young adults....
Supervisor: Dr Vilija Jokubaitis

Excess gestational weight gain is associated with worsened maternal, fetal and infant outcomes and optimising weight gain, diet and physical activity...

Asthma affects approximately one in nine Australians and is one of the most common conditions treated in General Practice. In January 2018 a new...
Supervisor: Dr Chris Barton

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