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Viruses and pathogens are part of day-to-day encounters that the immune system needs to deal with. How the immune system “sees”, recognises and...

The type I interferons (IFNs) are cytokines pivotal to the host innate immune response, which protects against viral and bacterial infections and...
Supervisor: Dr Nicole De Weerd

The mineralcorticoid receptor (MR) is an important therapeutic target in cardiovascular disease. We have identified interactions of the receptor that...

The type I interferons (IFNs) are important in regulating host defence against cancer infectious and inflammatory disease. However, if signaling...

The Australian Longitudinal Study of Older Persons (ALSOP) has completed data collection on many aspects of the health and social circumstances of 15...
Supervisor: Professor John McNeil

The Myeloma and Related Diseases Registry (MRDR) is an internationally-recognised clinical quality database holding demographic, diagnostic,...
Supervisor: Ms Elizabeth Moore

There is a need to identify WHY fall and fracture risk is increased among Indigenous Australians. Indigenous Australians have a substantially...
Supervisor: Dr Ayse Zengin

SAGA’s many functions are essential for normal embryo development in flies and mice. Mutation or altered expression of SAGA subunits are associated...
Supervisor: Dr Hans Elmlund

How do muscle stem cells form in the first place and what signals and cues coordinate their formation.

This project will use a large database of older people living in the community at risk of falls with a personal emergency alarm system. This project...

Lymphoedema is a common, distressing issue in palliative oncology patients which is further compounded by the resultant immobility . It is often...

Subdural haematoma is a common and life-threatening condition affecting older Australians. The collection of blood in the subdural space can cause...
Supervisor: Professor Kate Leslie

Many individuals with an acquired brain injury, such as a stroke or ‎traumatic brain injury, experience significant and long lasting ‎physical,...

Surgical and quality of life outcomes for outcomes for endoscopic cricopharyngeal myotomy and pouch repair

Surgical training and assessment has changed significantly over the last few years. Previous with the Halstedian technique of an apprenticeship style...
Supervisor: Dr Ram Nataraja

Surgical simulation: workshops improve medical student confidence in surgical skills and increase surgical career interest

Background: With improvements in management and care, people with HIV now have a life expectancy approaching that of the general population....
Supervisor: Dr Janine Trevillyan

Systemic effects of laryngeal serial intra-lesional steroid injections [SILSI] in subglottic stenosis

In the process of studying the complexities of signal transduction, we generate copious data from microarray and next generation sequencing of the...

Like many developed countries, the population of Australia is ageing; with 13.8% of the population currently over the age of 65 and predictions this...

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