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Examining the uptake and use of Medicare items in the long-term management of patients with stroke using linked data from 25,000 patients...

The regulatory CD4+ T cell is an anti-inflammatory immune cell with a critical role in preventing inappropriate inflammation in the skin. This is...

The Hazelwood Health Study was established to investigate long term health effects of the 2014 fire in an open cut brown coal mine. We conducted a...

The relationship between vocal load, inflammation and the development of benign laryngeal pathologies

Our mothers programed the first decisions of our lives by mRNA dumping: the regulated translation of this maternal transcriptome controls the first...

Cervical and endometrial cancers are major human diseases with unmet medical needs. We have recently discovered a new interferon designated...

The Metabolomics Laboratory uses state-of-the-art tandem mass spectrometry to obtain metabolic/lipid profiles from cell and animal models in addition...

Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) that block checkpoint inhibitory receptors including Programmed Death (PD)-1 act directly on T cells to overcome ‘...

The efficacy of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) in reducing depressive relapse is now well established however the overwhelming majority...
Supervisor: Dr Frances Shawyer

Abnormally reduced glutamate is associated with many symptoms in schizophrenia. Indeed, in both healthy humans and animal models, application of...
Supervisor: Dr Rachel Hill

The Role of IL37 in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease IL37 is a novel anti-inflammatory cytokine which is reduced in the circulation...
Supervisor: Dr Claudia Nold

Fatal influenza virus infections in humans and mice are associated with hyperinflammation and there are currently no effective treatments available....
Supervisor: Dr Michelle Tate

Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a major cause of pain and disability and accounts for approximately 90% of knee replacements. The prevalence of knee OA...
Supervisor: Dr Yuanyuan Wang

Brain inflammation appears to play a critical role in the pathogenesis of epilepsy. A major cell type involved in inflammatory cascades are the...

All living things respond to changes in their direct environment by evoking innate stress response mechanisms. Multiple factors, including those...
Supervisor: Dr Kylie Wagstaff

Oesophageal function is complex and various methods have been developed to assess this. Oesophageal manometry, which involves synchronous recording...
Supervisor: Dr Paul Burton

Chronic kidney disease CKD is an inflammatory condition that is increasing in prevalence around the world. Diabetes and obesity are the primary cause...

Poor sleep is linked to both poor physical and mental health, and can play a role in contributing to acute crisis events that are responded to by...
Supervisor: Dr Rowan Ogeil

This study investigates the role of Smad3 acetylation in the development and progression of organ/tissue fibrosis.

Small noncoding RNAs are increasingly recognised as important regulators of gene expression and genome integrity across all kingdoms of life. This is...
Supervisor: Dr Peter Boag

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