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• Background: Residents of aged care homes represent one of the sickest and most vulnerable members of the community. One third of residents of ACH...
Supervisor: Dr Shiva Vasi

Are you interesting in improving outcomes for the most vulnerable in the community? Would you like to undertake research in an area concerning: low...
Supervisor: Dr Joanne Enticott

Organic bioelectronics studies the development of devices that translate an electrical signal into a physiological response from cells, tissues or...
Supervisor: Dr Mark Del Borgo

This project explores: (1) the physical and mental health needs of paramedic students to function safely in the paramedic industry, and (2) methods...
Supervisor: Dr Simon Sawyer

Little is known about the effects of lifelong brain infections on the neurological health of the host. Toxoplasma gondii is a parasite infects...

Cancer patients who participate in clinical trials tend to do better than those who do not. This benefit may have more to do with the additional...
Supervisor: Dr Ri Scarborough

Cancer patients who participate in clinical trials tend to do better than those who do not. This benefit may have more to do with the additional...
Supervisor: Ms Jennifer Holland

BACKGROUND Excessive daily sitting time (of which 60% is accrued at the workplace) is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease and type...
Supervisor: Dr David Dunstan

Epigenetics describes dynamic molecular modifications ‘above the level of the DNA’ which do not alter the genetic code but influence the way the...
Supervisor: Dr Joanne Ryan

Intrauterine growth restriction complicates 8% of pregnancies and increases risk for preterm birth and adverse brain development. Although there is...
Supervisor: Dr Beth Allison

Epilepsy is associated with an increased risk of sudden unexplained death (SUDEP), possibly due to cardiac arrhythmias, although the precise...
Supervisor: Dr Kim Powell

Does the implementation of a care plan, for patients with rib fractures, improve patient outcomes. They project will be a prospective observational...
Supervisor: Dr Teresa Howard

Caspases are critical mediators of programmed cell death. We recently demonstrated that they are not only involved in killing cells, but in...

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a common and costly cause of chronic morbidity in the developed world, which currently affects 85,000 Australians...
Supervisor: Dr Rimma Goldberg

Many bacterial pathogens have acquired the capacity to replicate inside human cells by avoiding cell intrinsic innate immune pathways. Pathogens such...

Injuries to the nervous system can cause lifelong disabilities due to ineffective repair of the damaged nerve fibres and thus, understanding the...
Supervisor: Dr Brent Neumann

Central neural circuits subserving nutrient–activated thermogenesis - the basis of post prandial energy expenditure The ability to treat overweight...

The risk of persistent Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection, cervical dysplasia and HPV-related cancers is unknown in women with multiple sclerosis (...

Knee osteoarthritis is a major public health problem. The role of bone, integral to the pathogenesis of knee OA, is receiving increasing attention as...

We have discovered a new cytokine exclusively expressed in the female reproductive tract, which is essential for the optimal response to Sexually...

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