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Anxiety in later life is a common and debilitating, though treatable, mental health issue in older people. Australian and international research,...
Supervisor: Dr Danny Hills

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 growing enthusiasm for scalable e-health tools, together with the accessibility of app-based technologies (e.g., smartphones, tablets), have...
Supervisor: Professor Murat Yucel

The growing enthusiasm for scalable e-health tools, together with the accessibility of app-based technologies (e.g., smartphones, tablets), have...
Supervisor: Dr Rico Lee

Influenza is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in humans and animals, with an estimated one billion cases of seasonal influenza globally each...

Project/ Study: The study was a clinical pilot of an evidence-based, manualised group program developed and evaluated to be effective in reducing...
Supervisor: Dr Alison Crichton

Diagnosis of patients with neurological disorders such as stroke and non-stroke, seizure or no seizure and multiple sclerosis can be difficult for...
Supervisor: Professor Thanh Phan

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

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

The development of clinical guidelines is an important leadership role in clinical medicine and public health. Guideline panels are typically...
Supervisor: Dr Joshua Vogel

It has become increasingly clear that immune cells can change their metabolic state in response to activation in order to meet their energy...

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

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: Ms Jennifer Holland

Primary aldosteronism (PA) is the most common and potentially curable cause of hypertension. We are part of a multidisciplinary NHMRC funded team...

Are younger diverticulitis patients more likely to require bowel resections?

The ASPREE clinical trial commenced in 2010 and finished in 2017, was a multi-centre clinical trial looking at whether low dose aspirin could prolong...
Supervisor: Dr Suzanne Orchard

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

Preeclampsia is a pregnancy disorder characterised by hypertension with proteinuria, maternal organ dysfunction or fetal growth restriction. Each...
Supervisor: Dr Sarah Marshall

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

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