Around the Precinct: 17 October 2019

Developments in gene therapy, world-first trials, prestigious fellowships and more – this week at the Alfred Research Alliance.

Dr Hannah Pearce and Christoph Hagemeyer, Monash University

PhD student Dr Hannah Pearce and Assoc Prof Christoph Hagemeyer from Monash CCS

Monash University – Central Clinical School

Monash researchers develop new gene therapy tool
Gene therapy – the insertion of genes into cells to treat disease – holds great potential for conditions such as cardiovascular disease and cancers. Yet efficient and safe delivery of the genes to the right cells remains a significant, longstanding challenge.
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Body clock linked to healthy ticker
While many innovations improve our health, our tech-heavy lifestyles can have unintended side effects. Academy Fellow Professor Paul Zimmet AO has suggested that modern disruption of our ‘body clocks’ may increase rates of heart disease, diabetes and depression.
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Monash CCS researcher Professor Jenny Hoy honoured by Academy Fellowship
Congratulations to CCS’s Professor Jennifer Hoy, whose body of work has been recognised with her election as Fellow to the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.
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Monash University – School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Research findings may change oxygen use in ICUs across the globe
A world-first trial by researchers at Monash University could change how oxygen is administered to millions of people in intensive care units across the world.
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Burnet Institute

Remembering pregnancy and infant loss
We at Burnet acknowledge that 15 October marks Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.
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Tall poppy award for Dr Joseph Doyle
Burnet’s Dr Joe Doyle has been acknowledged for his work in the prevention of blood-borne viruses with a prestigious Tall Poppy Award.
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