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Researchers tackle one of the nation’s biggest health challenges

Researchers tackle one of the nation’s biggest health challenges

Researchers from the Kolling Institute will support an important, Australia-wide project to address the inappropriate use of medications in residential aged care. The initiative, to be co-ordinated by Monash University’s Centre for Medicine Use and Safety, has been awarded $2 million through the Medical Research Future Fund. It will see pharmacists embedded in residential aged care.....
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Category: Neuroscience and Pain Research, Research Excellence

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

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

Kolling joins alliance to offer greater support to women in science

Kolling joins alliance to offer greater support to women in science

The Kolling Institute is stepping up its efforts to foster gender equity in the research sector, joining nearly a dozen leading health and medical research organisations as academic partners of Franklin Women for 2021. Established in 2014, Franklin Women is a professional community dedicated to supporting the careers of women in the health and medical research industry. While more women .....
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Category: Research Excellence

Researchers to improve diagnosis for genetic disorders

Researchers to improve diagnosis for genetic disorders

Kolling researchers will drive a large, national research project to improve diagnostic rates for those with mitochondrial diseases and broaden treatment pathways. A $3 million grant from the Medical Research Future Fund is being invested in the project, which will involve clinicians, researchers and diagnostic scientists from a host of organisations including the Kolling and the Murdoch.....
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Category: Neuroscience and Pain Research, Research Excellence

Research to inform new guidelines on the safe use of medicines

Research to inform new guidelines on the safe use of medicines

Two Royal North Shore Hospital clinician researchers will play a key role in a national research project to improve the use of medications across the community. Head of the Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Kolling researcher Professor Sarah Hilmer and Head of the Department of General Practice Associate Professor Fiona Robinson will help drive the project which has been awarded mo.....
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Category: Funding support, Research Excellence

Recognition for a remarkable career

Recognition for a remarkable career

Kolling Institute researcher and Royal North Shore Hospital clinician Professor Carol Pollock has been recognised for her extraordinary contribution to healthcare in this year’s Queen’s birthday honour roll. Professor Pollock has been appointed an officer of the order of Australia for her distinguished service to medical research, education and science, nephrology, and clinical practice .....
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Category: Awards, Cardiovascular and Renal Research, Research Excellence

Researchers join celebrations for national award

Researchers join celebrations for national award

Kolling Institute researchers have been recognised with a prestigious award for an initiative to support people to return to work after injury. The project, named Early Matched Care at Australia Post, was named the 2021 Winner of Comcare’s national Recovery at and Return to Work Award. The research team was led by Professor Michael Nicholas, from the Pain Management Research Centre at RN.....
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Category: Awards, Research Excellence

Technology to bring relief to those with low back pain

Technology to bring relief to those with low back pain

With many of us looking to adopt a healthier lifestyle, researchers say a new approach may not only deliver benefits for your heart and waistline but may reduce low back pain as well. The condition affects one in six Australians or four million people and is the leading cause of adult musculoskeletal pain worldwide. Researchers from the University of Sydney and the Kolling Institute have.....
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Category: Musculoskeletal Research, Research Excellence

Research highlights the dangers of early births

Research highlights the dangers of early births

Doctors and researchers are increasingly concerned at the steady rise in premature twin births in New South Wales. Professor Jonathan Morris and his team from the Kolling’s Women and Babies Research group analysed over 14,000 twin pregnancies from 2003-2014, finding 49 per cent of twins were born premature before 37 weeks, and 69 per cent of all births were planned either by pre-labour c.....
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Category: Research Excellence