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New research to determine best practice for knee osteoarthritis.

Our researchers at the Kolling Institute are set to influence the delivery of osteoarthritis care across Australia following a significant funding announcement. More than $1.4 million has been awarded to internationally recognised rheumatologist and researcher Professor David Hunter as part of the NHMRC Partnership Project Grants Scheme. The scheme is designed to help researchers work di.....
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Category: Musculoskeletal Research, Research Excellence

Scholarship supports the next generation of top researchers.

We would like to congratulate Kolling Institute researcher Amanda Purcell who has received a Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation scholarship. Amanda is part of our Renal Research Laboratory, working to improve treatment for those with diabetes and kidney disease. She has been awarded a top-up scholarship aimed at supporting PhD students pursuing type 1 diabetes research in line with th.....
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Category: Awards, Cardiovascular and Renal Research, Research Excellence

Kolling researchers leading the fight against diabetes.

With a concerning rise in the number of people developing Type 2 diabetes, our researchers at the Kolling Institute are offering hope and an effective way forward to reduce the impact of the serious disease. Type 2 diabetes is the fastest growing chronic disease in the world, and if the current trend continues, it’s anticipated close to three million Australians will have the disease by .....
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Category: Cardiovascular and Renal Research, New Treatment, Research Excellence

Act of generosity continues to deliver hope for those with cancer.

The Kolling Institute hosted a special visit by the family of the late Bill Walsh who donated vital funds to establish a cancer laboratory within the Kolling. His family, including his wife, daughters and grandchildren visited the lab to maintain their strong ties with the research team and meet with Academic Director Professor Jim Elliott. Established in 1980, the Bill Walsh Cancer Rese.....
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Category: Funding support, Research Excellence

Technology delivering support to those with back pain anywhere, any time.

With the number of people living with low back pain escalating sharply, researchers are turning to widely-accessible technology to reduce the impact of the disabling condition. The team from the University of Sydney and the Kolling Institute has launched a study measuring the effectiveness of a mobile health program which offers self-management strategies via text messages. Study lead Pr.....
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Category: Musculoskeletal Research, New Treatment, Research Excellence

Australian researchers uniquely positioned to support upcoming space missions.

The expertise across Australia’s space medicine community was showcased during a special event co-ordinated by the Kolling Institute and the Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine. Staged over two days, the colloquium involved national and international experts including representatives from the Australian Space Agency, the CSIRO, Boeing and the Australian Antarctic Program. Presente.....
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Category: New Treatment, Research Excellence

New approach delivers breakthrough for pain researchers.

Researchers at the Kolling Institute have made important progress towards the development of new treatments for chronic pain by identifying a small group of cells which can control pain responses. The breakthrough comes as approximately 20 per cent of the world’s population suffers from chronic pain, including around 3.4 million Australians. Dr Neda Assareh, a neuroscientist research fel.....
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Category: Neuroscience and Pain Research, Research Excellence

Research questions the value of injectable medications for osteoarthritis.

Our researchers at the Kolling Institute are encouraging those with osteoarthritis to rely on treatments with a proven track record and avoid quick fixes without the data to show they work. The comments follow a steady rise in osteoarthritis cases nationally, with around three million Australians now living with the condition, and many forced to retire early. The rise in cases has coinci.....
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Category: Musculoskeletal Research, Research Excellence

Researchers call for a greater focus on the physical impact of whiplash injuries .

Researchers from the Kolling Institute have led an international study investigating why some people spontaneously recover from whiplash following a motor vehicle collision, while others don’t. Their work has uncovered new evidence indicating it may relate to the health of muscles and stress. More than 140 people were recruited to the longitudinal study, which involved research teams fro.....
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Category: Research Excellence, World-leading technology

A simple yet smart approach to spinal cord injuries may offer a new way forward.

Researchers based at Royal North Shore Hospital have launched the first study of its kind in the world to support those with a spinal cord injury. The team from the Kolling Institute’s John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Research is now seeking recruits for the clinical trial which is investigating the benefits of an approach combining breathing techniques with heart rate feedback. Stud.....
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Category: New Treatment, Research Excellence