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Philanthropic funding brings new hope to those with chronic pain.

Some of the nation’s leading pain experts are set to embark on research which they believe will change the way chronic pain is managed. The program of research will be carried out by the team from the Pain Management Research Institute after generous funding from the Ernest Heine Family Foundation. Located within the Kolling Institute and Royal North Shore Hospital, the Pain Management R.....
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Category: Funding support, Neuroscience and Pain Research, New Treatment

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.....
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Category: Neuroscience and Pain Research

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.....
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Category: Cardiovascular and Renal Research, Funding support

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).....
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Category: Funding support

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.....
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Category: Awards, Research Excellence

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.
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Category: Research Excellence

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.....
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Category: Funding support

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 .....
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Category: Research Excellence

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.....
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Category: Musculoskeletal Research, New Treatment

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 .....
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Category: New Treatment