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New research challenges our understanding of tendon suitability for knee reconstructions.

With an increasing number of people suffering anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, researchers at the Kolling Institute say a broader range of tendon grafts could be successfully adopted by surgeons undertaking knee reconstructions. The research, which is the second-largest human tendon study ever published, is prompting calls for tissue banks to review current age restrictions and.....
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Category: Musculoskeletal Research, Research Excellence

New funding to help drive vital research into heart disease.

Congratulations to Kolling Institute researcher and Royal North Shore Hospital cardiologist Dr Steve Vernon who’s been awarded a highly sought-after postdoctoral fellowship by the Heart Foundation. The fellowship is designed to support talented early career researchers and emerging leaders. Dr Vernon has welcomed the award. “I am delighted to receive this postdoctoral funding from the He.....
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Category: Awards, Cardiovascular and Renal Research, Research Excellence

Kolling researcher recognised on the international stage.

Congratulations to research fellow Dr Lisa Kouladjian O’Donnell who has received a prestigious award for her contribution to pharmacology. Lisa was presented with the ASCEPT Early Achievement Award for Women during the annual meeting of the Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists. This year’s event was held in Perth in collaboration with the Au.....
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Category: Awards, 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

Study finds multiple medications impact how we age and the health of our gut.

A new study by researchers at the Kolling Institute, in collaboration with the Microbiome Research Centre, has shown that multiple medication use impacts gut microbiome, and may influence the ageing process. Gizem Gemikonakli, a PhD student at the University of Sydney, said their findings followed a longitudinal, in vivo study. “Interestingly, mice that were given a regimen of five thera.....
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Category: Neuroscience and Pain Research, Research Excellence

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

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