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Back pain cases to rise sharply.

A new study by researchers at the Kolling Institute estimates more than 800 million people will be living with low back pain by 2050, a 36 percent increase from 2020. The prediction follows an analysis of 30 years of global health data from over 200 countries. Modelling shows the number of back pain cases globally will rise to 843 million people by 2050, while in Australia, it’s expected.....
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Category: Musculoskeletal Research

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

Global recognition for one of our musculoskeletal researchers.

In a sign of the international impact of our research at the Kolling Institute, a prestigious award has been presented to Professor Chris Little during the World Congress on Osteoarthritis in Denver, Colorado. More than 700 researchers and clinicians attended the event where Professor Little was presented with the 2023 Basic Science Research Award by the Osteoarthritis Research Society I.....
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Category: Awards, Musculoskeletal Research, Research Excellence

Recognition of our impact on the world stage.

Kolling Institute Governance Committee Chair Michael Nugent said it is encouraging to see more than a dozen researchers from the Kolling have been profiled in an international study recognising the world’s best. Published by Stanford University, the study has identified the top two per cent of researchers in the world across individual fields. The study is based on metrics from Scopus, a.....
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Category: Research Excellence

Philanthropic funds creating travel opportunities  .

A collection of emerging research leaders will have the chance to broaden their research experience thanks to funding provided through the Skipper Jacobs Charitable Trust. Close to $40,000 will be shared amongst five early-to-mid career researchers, allowing them to travel nationally and internationally expanding their research and developing new skills. It’s anticipated the travel progr.....
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Category: Awards, Research Excellence

Kolling awards unveiled.

We are pleased to announce the successful recipients of our annual Kolling Institute awards program. Launched in 2021, the program has been expanded to acknowledge a greater number of researchers and their individual contribution to the Kolling. The awards aim to recognise the many outstanding achievements across education, clinical practice and service, publications, research, as well a.....
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Category: Awards, Cardiovascular and Renal Research, Musculoskeletal Research, Neuroscience and Pain Research

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

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

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

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