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Valuable biobanking resource improving health outcomes and strengthening research

Valuable biobanking resource improving health outcomes and strengthening research

For nearly three decades, the Kolling Institute Tumour Bank has been quietly and consistently building a large state resource. It was established in 1992 with a small number of endocrine tumours. Today, it also has breast, colorectal and gynaecological tumour collections, as well as neurological and gastrointestinal samples. The significance of the resource has been recognised in recent..... Read more

Category: Research Excellence

New funding to help reduce Australia’s bowel cancer rates

New funding to help reduce Australia’s bowel cancer rates

Professor Mark Molloy’s ground-breaking bowel cancer research has received a boost, with the Cancer Council NSW awarding the Kolling Institute researcher a three-year $450,000 grant. Professor Molloy has welcomed the funding, saying bowel cancer claims more lives each year than breast, prostate or skin cancer. “It is now Australia’s second biggest cancer killer, with more than 300 Austra..... Read more

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International focus on our ovarian cancer research

International focus on our ovarian cancer research

In an exciting breakthrough, researchers from the Kolling Institute’s Bill Walsh Lab have identified new genes involved in the spread of ovarian cancer. Tragically, it is the deadliest female cancer, claiming more than 900 lives in Australia each year. Most women are diagnosed relatively late, when the cancer has spread, significantly reducing their chances of survival. The ovarian cance..... Read more

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Home grown ideas place physio in patients' hands

Home grown ideas place physio in patients' hands

New research is testing a new way to meet the rapidly growing demand for physiotherapy in our public hospitals. A clinical trial at four hospitals, including Hornsby and Royal North Shore, is studying whether some patients can successfully undertake physiotherapy exercises at home and still experience the same benefit provided by attending a hospital clinic. “Demand for physio is increa..... Read more

Category: New Treatment

Common medication may lower risk of “heartbreak”

Common medication may lower risk of “heartbreak”

RNSH cardiologist Professor Geoffrey Tofler has led a world-first study which found that common medications can reduce the risk of heart attack in those grieving a loved one. Professor Tofler said while most people gradually adjust to the loss of a loved one, there is an increase in heart attacks and death among bereaved people, particularly those grieving a spouse or child. “This risk ..... Read more

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Research spotlight on specialist NICU team

Research spotlight on specialist NICU team

Celebrity couple Hayden James and Jennifer Luby shared their emotional journey following the premature birth of their son during the inaugural Women and Babies Research team seminar at the Kolling. Hayden, an award winning Australian musician and DJ, and his wife Jennifer, a Sydney-based artist, spent 87 days in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at RNSH last year. Their son James was bor..... Read more

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World-first discovery

World-first discovery

Kolling Institute scientist Dr Yo Otsu and a team of researchers have discovered a unique receptor in the brain which can regulate negative moods. The finding is the culmination of eight years of painstaking investigation, involving Dr Otsu and researchers from France, Canada and Hungary. The research has been published in the top academic journal Science, highlighting the discovery of ..... Read more

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