Around the Precinct: 12 September 2019

Families say thanks, honours for researchers improving quality of life, drug developments and world firsts – this week at the Alfred Research Alliance.

Dr Jo-Anne Chan at Burnet Institute

Burnet researcher Dr Jo-Anne Chan has found a new platform for malaria vaccine research.

Alfred Health

Crash survivor’s community thanks The Alfred
Two months after a car crash nearly took the life of 18-year-old Harry, he’s back to visit the intensive care unit and trauma ward where he spent two weeks recovering.
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Monash University – Central Clinical School

BGRF honours for neurological researchers focussed on patient outcomes
The 2019 Bethlehem Griffiths Research Foundation honours have gone to researchers focussed on patients’ quality of life. One, Professor Malcolm Horne, has already contributed a lifetime to improving the lives of patients with neurological disease…
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Novel drug may transform epilepsy treatment
Monash University scientists have demonstrated that a novel drug can prevent the development of seizures in an animal model of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy (TLE), the most common type of epilepsy that develops after a brain injury.
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Monash University – SPHPM

Poor health a barrier to working for Newstart, disability pension recipients
People receiving the federal government’s main unemployment and disability benefits are more likely to have multiple health conditions and to be hospitalised, according to major national study.
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Congratulations to our August NHMRC grant recipients
Congratulations to our successful applicants in the August NHMRC grant round – with four of our researchers awarded Investigator Grants, one awarded a Partnership Project, and three awarded Centres of Research Excellence.
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Baker Heart & Diabetes Institute

World-first registry to tackle sudden cardiac death in Australia
A world-first registry and genetic database is being established in Australia to better understand and prevent sudden cardiac death in young people.
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Burnet Institute

New platform for malaria vaccine research
New research led by Burnet has demonstrated the effective use of novel virus-like particles for malaria vaccines.
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Burnet partners with Egypt for hepatitis workshop
Collaborators from Africa, Middle East convene to develop coordinated hepatitis elimination efforts.
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