Around the Precinct: 19 September 2019

New discoveries, international speakers and watershed moments in research – this week at the Alfred Research Alliance.

Dr Chris Karayiannis

Dr Chris Karayiannis led the Monash study into the link between nocturnal blood pressure, diabetes and dementia.

Alfred Health

Bubbles to the brain, diver sends a warning
Experienced diver Kate Martin thought she was going to drown when she lost control of a cough 19 metres below the surface off Portsea in Victoria.
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Controlled heart attack restores quality of life
A unique procedure, which involves the use of alcohol to induce a controlled heart attack, is restoring quality of life for a small number of patients.
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Monash University – Central Clinical School

Study links nocturnal blood pressure with diabetes and dementia
Monash University researchers investigating the association between Type 2 diabetes and dementia have found an interesting factor linking the diseases: the dipping of nocturnal blood pressure.
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Monash University – SPHPM

World renowned Ugandan trauma surgeon to deliver keynote at Global Emergency Care Conference
Alfred Health Emergency and Monash School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine are honoured to host highly acclaimed Ugandan emergency and trauma surgeon Dr Kobusingye as keynote speaker for the eighth annual Global Emergency Care Conference.
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Baker Heart & Diabetes Institute

Vitamin E could help recovery after heart attacks — Nine News
Heart attacks are the leading cause of death in the world. Now scientists at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute have found vitamin E could be used to save the muscle from dying during an attack.
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Burnet Institute

New study simulates time course of HIV
New Burnet research is the first to simulate the entire natural time course of HIV and infected cells.
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Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies update
What’s next for our life-saving research program in Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. First published in IMPACT magazine.
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PNG breaks new ground in tuberculosis research
The publication of the first compendium of studies on TB in PNG marks a watershed for scientific research in the field.
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