Life-saving transplants, international studies and prestigious research awards – this week at the Alfred Research Alliance.
Teen receives life-saving lung and kidney transplants
In a remarkable example of team collaboration at The Alfred, paediatric lung transplant patient Thuong Mai returned home to Queensland last week, with a newfound dream of becoming a nurse.
Monash University – School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
Anaesthesia depth study confirms safety
A 10-year international study into anaesthetic depth has found there is no difference in mortality or complications between deep and light anaesthesia in older patients having major surgery.
Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute
Diabetes grants to drive pioneering research
The Institute’s researchers have been successful in securing four Diabetes Australia Research Program grants to help better understand diabetes complications, including diabetic cardiomyopathy – a disorder of the heart muscle in people with diabetes.
Global Fund approval for HIV diagnostic
A simple, low-cost, rapid HIV diagnostic developed by Burnet has been endorsed for procurement by the major aid agencies.
Research Excellence Award for Professor Brendan Crabb AC
Burnet Institute’s Director and CEO has been awarded the prestigious 2019 GSK Award for Research Excellence.
Low birth weight in PNG: Priscah and baby Keosu
Priscah Hezeri works in Burnet’s Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies program and knows all too well the challenges PNG mothers face.