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Research Excellence

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

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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

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Research may lead to early warning test for COVID-19

Research may lead to early warning test for COVID-19

Innovative research for 100 years At the Kolling Institute of Medical Research, we have brought together a talented, dedicated and experienced team to pioneer new treatments and improve the health of our community. As the longest-running research organisation in NSW, the institute is recognised as a world leading centre linking the Northern Sydney Local Health District with the Universit..... Read more

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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

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Important national COVID-19 study

Important national COVID-19 study

For many people with heart disease there’s an increased level of anxiety around the implications of COVID-19, but it’s hoped a new study led by Royal North Shore Hospital will guide future treatment and improve health outcomes. Head of cardiology Professor Ravinay Bhindi has launched the AUS-COVID study, which will involve more than 800 patients in over 20 hospitals across Australia. Th..... Read more

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Multiple medications cause frailty, but this can be reversed

Multiple medications cause frailty, but this can be reversed

A world-first study by a team from the Kolling Institute may inform the future use of multiple medications by older people, minimising adverse impacts including frailty. The longitudinal research is the first preclinical study to demonstrate that multiple medications can impair function in old age, and that stopping some can reduce harm. Research lead, Professor Sarah Hilmer said until ..... Read more

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Celebrating 100 years of research excellence

Celebrating 100 years of research excellence

2020 is an important year for the Kolling Institute as it marks the 100 year anniversary of the research organisation. As the longest-running medical research institute in New South Wales, the Kolling has a very rich history. Originally named the Institute of Pathological Research of NSW, the organisation was established in a cottage within the grounds of Royal North Shore Hospital in 1..... Read more

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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

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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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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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