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Research to help reduce smoking in pregnancy

Research to help reduce smoking in pregnancy

A large scale review has found the number of women smoking during pregnancy in NSW has halved, and yet there are still some concerning trends prompting calls for targeted campaigns. Researchers from the Kolling Institute and the University of Sydney, analysed smoking rates in all pregnancies in New South Wales over a 22 year period from 1994 to 2016. The Women and Babies Research team fo..... Read more

Category: Research Excellence

Which jobs put you at risk of developing a disabling knee condition?

Which jobs put you at risk of developing a disabling knee condition?

A global review has identified the jobs most likely to lead to knee osteoarthritis, prompting calls for greater measures to reduce the painful condition. More than 70 studies, involving nearly a million people were analysed as part of the biggest review of the knee condition. The international study brought together teams from the Universities of Sydney, Oxford and Southampton. Researche..... Read more

Category: Research Excellence

Research to look at the link between osteoarthritis and heart disease

Research to look at the link between osteoarthritis and heart disease

Generous funding from the Raymond E Purves Foundation will support innovative research to identify how osteoarthritis causes cardiovascular disease. $100,000 will go towards Dr Cindy Shu to continue her valuable project to better define the link between osteoarthritis and heart disease, and inform improved treatment. Nearly 2.5 million Australians currently suffer from osteoarthritis, wi..... Read more

Category: Funding support

Common, easily accessible medication could reduce severe COVID-19 symptoms

Common, easily accessible medication could reduce severe COVID-19 symptoms

A group of blood pressure medications may hold the key to better outcomes for those with COVID-19, marking a significant breakthrough in the treatment of the virus. An exciting new study, involving researchers from across Australia and India, will investigate whether existing blood pressure medications can reduce the risk of severe disease as well as the duration of severe symptoms. Rese..... Read more

Category: New Treatment

New research challenges long-held views about high heels and joint pain

New research challenges long-held views about high heels and joint pain

New research has produced a surprising result, indicating high heel shoes may not be a problem for those with hip osteoarthritis. The condition is a very common joint disorder, contributing to tremendous pain for many older people and significant disability. Researchers from the Kolling Institute and the University of Sydney adopted an innovative approach, and evaluated the link between ..... Read more

Category: Research Excellence

Congratulations Professor Rob Baxter

Congratulations Professor Rob Baxter

Former Kolling Institute director Professor Rob Baxter received an Order of Australia medal in the Queen’s Birthday honour roll for his significant service to medical research, endocrinology and tertiary education. Professor Baxter has more than 20 years experience in breast cancer research, with expertise in cell biology, endocrinology and metabolic regulation. He has been a Professor i..... Read more

Category: Awards

New investment in innovative approach to osteoarthritis treatment

New investment in innovative approach to osteoarthritis treatment

Key research into the treatment of osteoarthritis is set to be strengthened with the Kolling’s Professor David Hunter receiving a large NHMRC investigator grant. The highly competitive grant was awarded to the Florance and Cope Chair of Rheumatology for a five-year project to transform treatment options and delivery of care for osteoarthritis. Professor Hunter welcomed the grant, saying ..... Read more

Category: Funding support

Professor Carolyn Sue discusses the Kolling’s COVID-19 research program

Professor Carolyn Sue discusses the Kolling’s COVID-19 research program

At a time when the world is looking to medical research for answers, the Kolling Institute is directing its resources and expertise to broaden our understanding of the COVID-19 virus and improve treatments. Executive Director Professor Carolyn Sue discusses the valuable research efforts across the Kolling to support the community through this pandemic. Read more

Category: Research Excellence

Research may lead to early warning test for COVID-19

Research may lead to early warning test for COVID-19

For many people with COVID-19, the first sign they had the virus was a loss in their sense of smell. Now a team from the Kolling Institute and Royal North Shore Hospital will investigate the correlation between the virus and early symptoms. Study lead Associate Professor Rory Clifton-Bligh said a loss of smell has emerged as a common symptom of COVID-19 infection, but the current data is..... Read more

Category: Research Excellence

Co-ordinated COVID-19 Research Response

Co-ordinated COVID-19 Research Response

Kolling Institute researchers are a key part of a new Northern Sydney Local Health District COVID-19 Clinical Research Group. All major specialist disciplines are represented in the group, taking advantage of the breadth of knowledge across the health campus. Kolling researcher Associate Professor Clifton-Bligh said we formed the group because we saw a clear need to co-ordinate our clin..... Read more

Category: Research Excellence