Around the Precinct: 18 June 2020

Some impressive processing provides stunning angiography images, new COVID-19 research funding, studying self-isolation experiences, and vaccine modelling shaping global policies in the fight to eliminate Hep B – here’s just some of what’s been happening this week at the Alfred Research Alliance.

Monash University – Central Clinical School

Angiography Images from Pre-Clinical Imaging Facility 

Monash CCS Department of Neuroscience this week released a series of impressive angiography images from the pre-clinical imaging facility at the Alfred Research Alliance. The imaging, in a middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) stroke rat model is the result of some fancy image processing work by researcher David Wright.

Burnet Institute

COVID-19 Research Funding
Burnet Institute is to receive a share of the $6 million Victorian Government funding boost to expedite development of new therapeutics, diagnostics, clinical research and the public health response to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Click the link to find the latest on the pandemic from Burnet Institute.
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Studying Self-Isolation Experiences
Burnet Institute is studying the experiences of people who have recently, or are currently, undertaking self-isolation at home for COVID-19. The results of the study will be used to inform current and future pandemic response. If you would like to participate, click the link below.
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Vaccine Modelling Shaping Global Policies for Hepatitis B Elimination
Cost-effective ways to improve the delivery and management of hepatitis B (HBV) vaccine, identified in new Burnet Institute research, have attracted global interest. The study, published in The Lancet Global Health, make a number of recommendations to enable the WHO to meet its global vaccination targets as they work towards eliminating the disease which causes more than 800,000 deaths each year.
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