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Innovative trial aims to reduce the impact of serious spinal cord injuries.

A simple yet smart approach may hold the key to greatly improved health for those with life-changing spinal cord injuries. Researchers from the Kolling Institute’s John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Research are launching a project to assess whether a specific breathing technique can improve many of the challenges faced by people with a spinal cord injury, like chronic pain, life threa.....
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Category: Neuroscience and Pain Research, Research Excellence

Philanthropic support helping women with gestational diabetes and their babies.

Generous funding provided through the Douglas and Lola Douglas scholarship is strengthening evidence around the long term impacts on children born to mothers with obesity and gestational diabetes. Endocrinologist and Kolling Institute researcher Dr Tessa Weir has been able to continue her valuable research as a result of being awarded the scholarship. “I am incredibly grateful for t.....
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Category: Cardiovascular and Renal Research, New Treatment, Research Excellence

Transforming treatments for those with diabetes .

Kolling researcher and Royal North Shore Hospital endocrinologist Associate Professor Sarah Glastras will have a key role in a national effort to improve long-term outcomes for those with diabetes. The initiative has brought dozens of experts from across the country together under the banner of the Australian Centre for Accelerating Diabetes Innovations Research. International collaborat.....
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Category: Cardiovascular and Renal Research, New Treatment, Research Excellence

Research expertise on show.

The diverse range of exciting research underway across the Northern Health Precinct was profiled during a recent showcase, highlighting the impact of research throughout Northern Sydney Local Health District. The event directed the spotlight to a range of disciplines driving research including nursing, midwifery, and pharmacy, as well as allied health and public health. Precinct Academic.....
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Category: Presentations, Research Excellence

Kolling researcher among hypertension thought leaders at international meeting .

Kolling Institute researcher and RNSH Senior Hospital Scientist Dr Anastasia Mihailidou says she was delighted to showcase the district’s work in blood pressure management on the world stage. Dr Mihailidou, who is head of the Kolling’s Cardiovascular and Hormonal Research Lab, presented at the recent International Society of Hypertension Scientific Meeting in Japan. Globally renowned aca.....
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Category: Cardiovascular and Renal Research, Research Excellence

Our research expertise recognised with multi-million dollar grants.

We would like to congratulate Professors Carol Pollock and Gemma Figtree who have received significant National Health and Medical Research Council Investigator Grants. Despite a tremendously competitive field, both clinician/researchers have been awarded $2 million to progress their world-leading research and improve long-term patient outcomes. The announcement highlights the experience.....
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Category: Cardiovascular and Renal Research, Research Excellence

Outstanding career recognised with national accolade .

We would like to congratulate Kolling Institute researcher Professor Sarah Hilmer who has been elected a Fellow of the prestigious Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. Professor Hilmer is part of a select group of researchers who have been admitted to the academy, which works to advance health and medical research across Australia. She has joined the highly-respected organi.....
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Category: Awards, Research Excellence

World Arthritis Day directs focus to the latest research and clinical trial opportunities .

Arthritis is the third most prevalent long-term health condition in Australia affecting more than 12 per cent of Australians. There is no cure for arthritis, with treatment options largely focused on alleviating pain, including pain relief medication, arthroscopy or joint replacement. Australia is at the forefront of clinical research and trials, which is helping the community better man.....
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Category: Musculoskeletal Research, Research Excellence

Researchers closer to better pain management strategies.

Researchers at the Kolling Institute have taken an important step towards the development of safer, non-addictive pain medications by increasing our understanding of spinal cord pain signalling. This valuable progress has been recognised internationally with publication in the Journal of Physiology, a leading scientific journal. The findings follow the latest figures indicating more than.....
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Category: Neuroscience and Pain Research, Research Excellence

Kolling researcher recognised with prestigious international award.

We would like to congratulate Professor Chris Little who has received a highly coveted award for his outstanding commitment to orthopaedic research. Professor Little has been elected a Fellow of International Orthopaedic Research at a key international conference in Edinburgh Scotland. The award is only presented every three years, with around 20 people across the globe receiving the acc.....
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Category: Musculoskeletal Research, Presentations, Research Excellence