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Prof Ricky Johnstone from Peter Mac to Present Research Day Keynote

The Research Day Keynote Address is one of the highlights of Alfred Health Week each year, and this year we are delighted that Professor Ricky Johnstone, Executive Director of Cancer Research at the Peter McCallum Cancer Centre, and head of its Gene Regulation Laboratory, will be our keynote speaker. Prof Johnstone will be sharing a… Read More

Baker Institute Researchers Lead the Fight Against Fatty Liver Disease

Researchers from the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute have led ground-breaking research which has identified genetic factors and toxic blood fats which indicate a prevalent, yet largely unrecognised, liver condition. Their discoveries could pave the way for early diagnosis and better treatments for the disease and prevent millions of Australians developing advanced disease and complications…. Read More

Cine Captured as New MRI Goes Live

The benefits of the new, state-of-the-art 9.4T MRI at the Preclinical Imaging Facility at the Alfred Research Alliance were beautifully illustrated this week with a cardiac cine, or motion-sensitive MRI, showing the four chambers of a live mouse heart as it beats. Cine such as these will be used in a new collaboration investigating cardiac… Read More

Professor Karlheinz Peter

Baker Institute Hailed for Ground-Breaking Research

You may have seen recent media coverage, outlining the potential impact of research carried out at the Baker Heart & Diabetes Institute. Recently published in the Theranostics journal, the research is being hailed as a potentially promising new diagnostic and treatment tool for cancer patients.  Prof Karlheinz Peter (pictured) and his team have developed an… Read More