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Technology giving our researchers the edge.

Impressive new infrastructure at the Kolling Institute is set to drive progress with our research into cancer and neuroscience. The equipment includes a digital spatial profiling system, which is regarded as one of the most exciting technological advances globally in the investigation of tissues. The $525,000 instrument has been made possible following a LIEF grant through the Australian Research C.....
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Category: Funding support

Act of generosity continues to deliver hope for those with cancer.

The Kolling Institute hosted a special visit by the family of the late Bill Walsh who donated vital funds to establish a cancer laboratory within the Kolling. His family, including his wife, daughters and grandchildren visited the lab to maintain their strong ties with the research team and meet with Academic Director Professor Jim Elliott. Established in 1980, the Bill Walsh Cancer Research Labora.....
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Category: Funding support, Research Excellence

Technology delivering support to those with back pain anywhere, any time.

With the number of people living with low back pain escalating sharply, researchers are turning to widely-accessible technology to reduce the impact of the disabling condition. The team from the University of Sydney and the Kolling Institute has launched a study measuring the effectiveness of a mobile health program which offers self-management strategies via text messages. Study lead Professor Man.....
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Category: Musculoskeletal Research, New Treatment, Research Excellence

Australian researchers uniquely positioned to support upcoming space missions.

The expertise across Australia’s space medicine community was showcased during a special event co-ordinated by the Kolling Institute and the Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine. Staged over two days, the colloquium involved national and international experts including representatives from the Australian Space Agency, the CSIRO, Boeing and the Australian Antarctic Program. Presenters discusse.....
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Category: New Treatment, Research Excellence

Kolling Institute Year in Review 2022 .

Check out our Kolling Institute Year in Review 2022 celebrating our research success. It highlights our world-leading translational research and our impact across our priority research areas. Click on the link here.
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Category: Cardiovascular and Renal Research, Musculoskeletal Research, Neuroscience and Pain Research

New approach delivers breakthrough for pain researchers.

Researchers at the Kolling Institute have made important progress towards the development of new treatments for chronic pain by identifying a small group of cells which can control pain responses. The breakthrough comes as approximately 20 per cent of the world’s population suffers from chronic pain, including around 3.4 million Australians. Dr Neda Assareh, a neuroscientist research fellow from th.....
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Category: Neuroscience and Pain Research, Research Excellence

Research questions the value of injectable medications for osteoarthritis.

Our researchers at the Kolling Institute are encouraging those with osteoarthritis to rely on treatments with a proven track record and avoid quick fixes without the data to show they work. The comments follow a steady rise in osteoarthritis cases nationally, with around three million Australians now living with the condition, and many forced to retire early. The rise in cases has coincided with st.....
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Category: Musculoskeletal Research, Research Excellence

Back pain cases to rise sharply.

A new study by researchers at the Kolling Institute estimates more than 800 million people will be living with low back pain by 2050, a 36 percent increase from 2020. The prediction follows an analysis of 30 years of global health data from over 200 countries. Modelling shows the number of back pain cases globally will rise to 843 million people by 2050, while in Australia, it’s expected there will.....
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Category: Musculoskeletal Research

Researchers call for a greater focus on the physical impact of whiplash injuries .

Researchers from the Kolling Institute have led an international study investigating why some people spontaneously recover from whiplash following a motor vehicle collision, while others don’t. Their work has uncovered new evidence indicating it may relate to the health of muscles and stress. More than 140 people were recruited to the longitudinal study, which involved research teams from the Unite.....
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Category: Research Excellence, World-leading technology

A simple yet smart approach to spinal cord injuries may offer a new way forward.

Researchers based at Royal North Shore Hospital have launched the first study of its kind in the world to support those with a spinal cord injury. The team from the Kolling Institute’s John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Research is now seeking recruits for the clinical trial which is investigating the benefits of an approach combining breathing techniques with heart rate feedback. Study lead Prof.....
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Category: New Treatment, Research Excellence