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Autophagy is a homeostatic mechanism common to most cells involved in the degradation and recycling of cytosolic constituents, including...
Supervisor: Dr James Harris

In 2018 the Global Data Protection Regulation was introduced. It requires businesses to protect the personal data and privacy of EU citizens for...

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer affecting Australian men. The Prostate Cancer Outcome Registry was established in Victoria to monitor the...

Group B streptococcal (GBS) infection is an important cause of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. Treating women during labour with...

Broken ribs are a painful and potentially disabling injury. Patients with fractured ribs have been shown to have problems with chronic pain and...
Supervisor: Dr Silvana Marasco

Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading killers in the developed world. It is well accepted that growth restricted offspring have an increased...
Supervisor: Dr Beth Allison

This retrospective audit will examine the impact of drug withdrawals or deprescribing of certain medications on patients’ health outcomes in aged...
Supervisor: Dr Hanan Khalil

Well-performed randomised controlled trials are a robust design that can be used to evaluate the benefits and harms of the effects of different...
Supervisor: Dr Joshua Vogel

This project will identify the enablers-of and barriers-to uptake and maintenance of lifestyles which reduce dementia risk in older adults
Supervisor: Dr Joanne Ryan

Background: People with HIV experience heart disease at two times the rate of the general population. While some of this increased risk may be...
Supervisor: Dr Janine Trevillyan

Whole genome sequence data is available for the GAERS epilepsy rat model of idiopathic generalised epilepsy (IGE), and its sibling strain the NEC non...

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common psychiatric disorder in children, consisting of age-inappropriate symptoms of inattention...
Supervisor: Dr Joohyung Lee

Alcohol use is the strongest known modifiable determinant of HCV disease progression. Alcohol consumption has been found to raise the viral load and...
Supervisor: Dr Peter Higgs

The use of caesarean section for twin pregnancies in Australia has tripled over the past 20 years. Today, the majority of twins are born by caesarean...

Pregnancy and MS outcomes: The long-term disability outcomes of people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) vary greatly, ranging from little or no disease-...
Supervisor: Dr Vilija Jokubaitis

Background: Obesity during pregnancy is a serious health problem for women and their children. Despite the high prevalence of high body mass index (...
Supervisor: Dr Sara Holton

Liver injury due to medications is a serious problem and can lead to liver failure and/or interruption to other important therapies (such as cancer...

Safer Care Victoria is the state's lead agency for quality and safety improvement in healthcare. It is responsible for leading improvement in...

[TOPP] Tonsillectomy outcome measurement as standard of care in the paediatric population

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