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Collaboration driving research impact.

The strength of interdisciplinary research across the Northern Sydney (Arabanoo) Precinct was highlighted during a dynamic showcase at the Kolling Institute. The annual event, which has been steadily lifting its profile, featured the latest research progress across allied health, nursing, medicine, as well as pharmacy, dentistry and public health. More than a hundred people attended this.....
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Category: Research Excellence, World-leading technology

Most people with knee pain receive low-value, inappropriate care.

With knee pain affecting a large share of the community, our researchers at the Kolling Institute are calling for clinicians and GPs to avoid delays in adopting the most up to date, evidenced-based guidelines. Investigators from the Kolling’s Osteoarthritis Research Team report that knee pain is particularly disabling, accounting for five per cent of all visits to a GP. The most common c.....
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Category: Musculoskeletal Research, Research Excellence

Combined digital interventions improve recovery following knee replacement surgery.

For the thousands of people who undergo a total knee replacement each year, a new technological approach may hold the key to a better recovery following surgery. Researchers from the Kolling Institute conducted a randomized clinical trial, investigating whether a digital technology package delivered remotely was effective in reducing pain and improving mobility after a knee replacement. .....
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Category: Musculoskeletal Research, New Treatment, Research Excellence

Philanthropy supporting our emerging leaders .

Funding from the Skipper Jacobs Charitable Trust has helped a group of our young research leaders broaden their experience and establish new collaborations. Close to $40,000 was shared amongst five early-to-mid career researchers, allowing them to travel nationally and internationally to progress their research and develop new skills. One of those to receive funding is Dr Kenji Fujita, a.....
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Category: Awards, Funding support, Research Excellence

Significant investment in our research announced.

A large collection of research projects will get off the ground following generous funding through the Ramsay Research and Teaching Fund Scheme. The scheme has directed more than $10 million to research on the Royal North Shore Hospital campus over the last 20 years, and this year a further $850,000 will be shared across 17 projects. A diverse range of studies will be supported, strength.....
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Category: Awards, Funding support, Research Excellence

Researchers saving those with silent heart disease.

For many years we’ve understood that heart disease is linked to unhealthy habits and underlying health issues, but our researchers at the Kolling Institute are pioneering a new approach to identify and treat those with the disease without the traditional risk factors. In Australia, a heart attack occurs every nine minutes, often with a tragic outcome or lifelong consequences. Many of the.....
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Category: Cardiovascular and Renal Research, Research Excellence

Crucial funds strengthening our research expertise.

A group of young researchers will have the chance to broaden their skills and establish new collaborations following a funding boost from the Royal North Shore Hospital Scientific Staff Council. The council has awarded 12 travel grants to scientists working within the district and the Kolling Institute. The diverse group of young leaders is driving research progress into heart and kidney.....
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Category: Funding support, Research Excellence

Researchers offer the latest evidence around supplements for osteoarthritis.

With a large number of people relying on supplements to reduce their osteoarthritis pain, our researchers at the Kolling Institute have conducted a much-needed review of the most popular ones. The condition is impacting an increasing number of people, with many experiencing joint pain and functional impairment due to the disabling disease. Sadly, there is a lack of effective drugs to tre.....
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Category: Musculoskeletal Research, Research Excellence

Kolling Institute NEWS.

The latest Kolling Institute NEWS is out ... providing a snapshot of the wonderful research activity across our institute from our work into heart disease, pain, diabetes, cancer and musculoskeletal conditions. Check it out.
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Category: Newsletters, Research Excellence

First of its kind tool providing support for people with spinal cord injuries.

A valuable digital resource has been launched to help people with spinal cord injuries troubleshoot some of the complex health challenges that can arise after injury. The Spinal Cord Injury Health Maintenance Tool, which includes a website, smartphone app and hardcopy booklets, has been designed to empower people to self-manage their health-related needs and maintain a high quality of li.....
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Category: Musculoskeletal Research, Neuroscience and Pain Research, Research Excellence