Around the Precinct: 20 February 2020

A machine to treat Parkinson’s symptoms, a new technique for analysing brain tumours and a funding boost for hep C rapid diagnostic – this week at the Alfred Research Alliance.

Researchers from The Alfred and Monash University are testing a new machine to treat Parkinson's symptoms.

Researchers from The Alfred and Monash University are testing a new machine to treat Parkinson’s symptoms.

Alfred Health

Motion machine could improve Parkinson’s symptoms
The Alfred and Monash University are testing an innovative new machine that could improve the symptoms of people with Parkinson’s Disease using gravity and movement.
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Monash University – Central Clinical School

Congratulations to Dr CK Yao on her Angela McAvoy Research Scholarship
Congratulations to Dr CK Yao, an experienced research dietitian in the Department of Gastroenterology, Monash University, who has been awarded a prestigious three-year scholarship by the Crohn’s & Colitis Australia (CCA) national peak patient body.
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New technique for analysing aggressive brain tumour tissue
A Department of Neuroscience PhD student has helped develop a new, cost-effective and reliable method for studying glioblastoma, a devastating brain cancer.
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Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

Little changes can make a big difference
When 56-year-old David Quinan found himself on the cusp of developing a chronic disease which then progressed to type 2 diabetes, he knew he needed to make some changes.
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BP meds may be best taken before bed – Medical Republic
Research shows that blood pressure medications are more effective when taken at bedtime, and it is time for the guidelines to reflect that, experts say.
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Burnet Institute

Humanitarian Award to support HMHB
Burnet’s Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies will benefit from the generosity of two Australians acknowledged for their fight against river blindness.
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Funding boost welcomed for hepatitis C rapid diagnostic
Burnet project speeds up treatment access for up to 65,000 Victorians living with hepatitis C.
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