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World Spine Day: Kolling researchers challenging old concepts to improve care

World Spine Day: Kolling researchers challenging old concepts to improve care

To mark World Spine Day on October 16, the Back Pain Research team at the Kolling Institute is urging those who experience the condition to adopt the latest advice and keep moving. Spinal pain is extremely common, affecting around 800 million people globally. The condition compromises social, family and work activities, and is the main reason Australians retire involuntarily. The lower b.....
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Category: Musculoskeletal Research, New Treatment, Research Excellence

Kolling researchers to lead national project for better back pain care

Kolling researchers to lead national project for better back pain care

Researchers from the Kolling Institute will strengthen their expertise in the management of low back pain following a significant funding announcement by the Federal Government. Health minister Greg Hunt revealed the latest round of National Health and Medical Research Investigator Grants, which will see $2.5 million directed to a five-year program of research led by Professor Manuela Fe.....
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Category: Funding support, Musculoskeletal Research

New technology holds the key to better care for whiplash injuries

New technology holds the key to better care for whiplash injuries

New research is set to revolutionise the diagnosis and treatment of whiplash injuries, one of the most common and challenging injuries following a non-catastrophic motor vehicle collision. The longitudinal study, conducted over more than five years, involved researchers from the Kolling Institute along with scientists from Northwestern University, University of Colorado and Stanford Univ.....
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Category: Musculoskeletal Research, Research Excellence, World-leading technology

New fellowship to strengthen commercial research opportunities

New fellowship to strengthen commercial research opportunities

Dr Cindy Shu will have a key role in building commercial capabilities at the Kolling after receiving a fellowship from the REDI (Researcher Exchange and Development within Industry) program. The program provides financial support to Australian and international medical technology and pharmaceutical companies to bring the best talent in-house to work on priority medical research projects......
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Category: Musculoskeletal Research, Research Excellence, World-leading technology

Technology to deliver support to those with back pain during the pandemic

Technology to deliver support to those with back pain during the pandemic

While the COVID-19 pandemic is interrupting access to some healthcare services, an innovative approach may hold the key to support for those with low back pain. Researchers at the University of Sydney and the Kolling Institute have launched a study to measure the effectiveness of a mobile health program which offers self-management strategies via text messages. Study lead Professor Manue.....
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Category: Musculoskeletal Research, New Treatment

Researchers partner with industry for innovative study into osteoarthritis

Researchers partner with industry for innovative study into osteoarthritis

Regeneus, a clinical-stage regenerative medicine company, has announced an exciting research collaboration with Professor Christopher Little and the Raymond Purves Bone and Joint Research Laboratory at the Kolling Institute. The study will further explore the disease modifying effects of Progenza™ and assess its effect in modulating the inflammatory and immune responses in a pre-cl.....
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Category: Musculoskeletal Research, Research Excellence

Expertise at the Kolling recognised

Expertise at the Kolling recognised

Congratulations to Professor David Hunter who’s been announced as a finalist for Research Australia’s annual Health and Medical Research Awards. The prestigious awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of individuals and teams who drive innovative health and medical research. They aim to recognise excellence across the sector, and encourage future generations of researchers. Profess.....
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Category: Awards, Musculoskeletal Research

Research directs spotlight onto the effectiveness of spinal surgery

Research directs spotlight onto the effectiveness of spinal surgery

New research has found that while the majority of Australian spinal surgeons expect large improvements from common spinal procedures, they say there is only poor quality scientific evidence demonstrating the effectiveness of surgery compared with non-surgical approaches like physiotherapy. A team from the Kolling Institute’s Back Pain Research group and the University of Sydney sur.....
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Category: Musculoskeletal Research, Research Excellence

Global focus on musculoskeletal health

Global focus on musculoskeletal health

Kolling researchers are part of an international team calling for musculoskeletal health to become a global priority, addressing a current lack of funding for the world’s leading cause of pain. The project team found the management of musculoskeletal health is under-prioritised despite its impact on the community, and devised an action plan to address this gap. Led by Professors An.....
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Category: Musculoskeletal Research

International knee transplant study to inform future care

International knee transplant study to inform future care

New funding announced by the Federal Government will see researchers from the Kolling Institute and the University of Sydney drive an international study to determine the best treatment for those with knee cartilage damage. More than $1 million dollars has been awarded through a collaborative research grant scheme involving Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council and the.....
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Category: Funding support, Musculoskeletal Research