Around the Precinct – 14 April 2022

Alfred Health trauma specialists go trackside at the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix, a lymphoma expert joins the precinct, and the latest developments in epilepsy research – this week at the Alfred Research Alliance.

Around the Precinct will return on Thursday 28 April. Have a happy and safe Easter!

The Alfred Easter road safety

The Alfred’s acting director of trauma, A/Prof Joseph Mathew, is urging Melbourne drivers to stay safe on the roads this Easter.

Alfred Health

Arrive at your destination, not hospital this Easter
Over 1,000 people were injured as a result of motor vehicle accidents this summer, prompting an urgent warning by emergency and trauma specialists from The Alfred ahead of the Easter period.
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The Alfred pit crew providing lifesaving care
For over 20 years, emergency and trauma specialists from The Alfred have had a trackside ticket to the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix.
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Monash University – Central Clinical School

Leader in lymphoma bolsters Monash’s blood cancer research
When haematologist Professor Constantine (Con) Tam joined the Central Clinical School and The Alfred last month he brought with him a wealth of expertise in blood cancers, some Australia-firsts in treatments for them and a new vision for Monash University.
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Link between Alzheimer’s Disease and epilepsy explored
Neuroscience researchers have found genes in common involved in dysregulation in brain tissue samples of people with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE).
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Scientists expose lethal link between irregular heartbeats and epilepsy
A collaborative trial led by researchers at Monash University and Alfred Health, in collaboration with the Royal Melbourne Hospital has detected a high incidence of irregular heartbeats that can lead to cardiac arrest in people with chronic drug-resistant epilepsy, providing a new pathway for preventive treatment.
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Monash University – School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine

New transfusion dataset a first step in nationally streamlined blood use
Donated blood is a precious community resource which can help save lives. Each unit also represents the incredible generosity of volunteer donors, and hours of testing and processing by Lifeblood staff and pathology staff to get these gifts to patients who need them.
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Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

Fast Five with Dr Alin Rai
Dr Alin Rai is a new co-chair of our Early Career Scientist (ECS) Committee. Originally from Nepal, Alin was awarded his PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from La Trobe University in 2016. He joined the Baker Institute in 2019 and is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Molecular Proteomics laboratory.
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Burnet Institute

Proposal to end COVID daily death count
Will a bid to ‘live with’ the virus without scrutiny lead to more deaths? Professor Allan Saul spoke with RN Drive’s Andy Park.
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