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Key appointment for Kolling researcher

Key appointment for Kolling researcher

Congratulations to the Kolling’s Dr Ryan Davis following his appointment as president-elect of the Australian Society for Medical Research. (ASMR) Dr Davis is part of the Neurogenetics team, driving research into mitochondrial diseases and Parkinson’s disease. His work bridges basic and clinical research, while he also supports the Neurogenetics Clinic at Royal North Shore Hospital to im..... Read more

Category: Neuroscience and Pain Research

Kolling researchers to drive exciting new projects following funding success

Kolling researchers to drive exciting new projects following funding success

Professor Gemma Figtree has led a successful bid for a Cardiovascular Centre of Excellence, securing $2.5 million in funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council. (NHMRC) Around 20 national and international collaborators will be involved in the research, targeting the global heart disease epidemic through new diagnostic techniques and prevention strategies. Professor Fi..... Read more

Category: Cardiovascular and Renal Research, Funding support

Grieving couple contributes to new research into deadly bacteria in pregnancy

Grieving couple contributes to new research into deadly bacteria in pregnancy

The Women and Babies Research team is launching a study to look into the presence of bacteria in pregnancy which may be deadly if passed on to infants during birth. The research is being funded in part by Victoria and Danny Liston, who tragically lost their daughter at birth due to infection. Director of Women and Babies Research Professor Jonathan Morris said Group B Streptococcus (GBS)..... Read more

Category: Funding support

Executive Director joins elite group of Australian health professionals

Executive Director joins elite group of Australian health professionals

Congratulations to the Kolling’s Executive Director Professor Carolyn Sue, elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences for her outstanding contribution to health and medical research in Australia. Professor Sue is part of a distinguished group recognised for their personal achievement, outstanding leadership and continuing involvement in health and medi..... Read more

Category: Awards, Research Excellence

Exciting new research into Parkinson’s Disease

Exciting new research into Parkinson’s Disease

The Kolling Institute’s Executive Director Professor Carolyn Sue will help drive an exciting international project to identify the genetic links to Parkinson’s disease and new ways to treat the debilitating disorder. Read more

Category: Research Excellence

Kolling researchers join global search for new insights into Parkinson’s disease

Kolling researchers join global search for new insights into Parkinson’s disease

Kolling Institute researchers will help drive an exciting international project to identify the genetic links to Parkinson’s disease and new ways to treat the debilitating disorder. The program will bring together leading researchers from Sweden, the United States and Australia after a $12.5 million grant from the Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s initiative, which will be administered..... Read more

Category: Funding support

Researchers guide better use of medicines

Researchers guide better use of medicines

With the majority of older Australians taking five or more medications, a team from the Kolling Institute has developed a valuable tool to better understand adverse outcomes. The analytical resource has been developed by Professor Sarah Hilmer and Dr John Mach, after several years of research investigating the effects of using multiple medications. Previous studies have generally looked ..... Read more

Category: Research Excellence

New medication may offer long-acting relief for those with knee osteoarthritis

New medication may offer long-acting relief for those with knee osteoarthritis

A study has been launched to investigate the benefits of a new injectable medication for those with knee osteoarthritis. The condition can have a profound impact on a person’s life, leading to physical limitations, ongoing pain and joint instability. There are broader implications too which can make it difficult for those with the condition to engage in social, community and occupationa..... Read more

Category: Musculoskeletal Research, New Treatment

Researchers assess new approach to post-operative care

Researchers assess new approach to post-operative care

With increasing evidence around the benefits of physiotherapy after surgery, a project is set to get underway examining new ways to extend the support. The BOOST project will investigate how hospitals can deliver more frequent exercise programs for patients with hip fracture, through an innovative model of care involving physiotherapists and other healthcare workers. The program will be ..... Read more

Category: New Treatment

Technology to support new approach to back pain

Technology to support new approach to back pain

If you have low back pain, you could be the perfect candidate for a new study using text messages to support those with the condition. Named TEXT4myBACK, the University of Sydney and Kolling Institute study will compare two different formats of text message interventions to help people better manage their symptoms. Professor Manuela Ferreira would like to see broad participation in the s..... Read more

Category: New Treatment