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Around the Precinct: 11 June 2020

Around the Precinct: 11 June 2020

Groundbreaking PET imaging study, identifying the gene implicated in a common fainting disorder, tackling the symptoms of endometriosis, and insights from the latest cholesterol data – this week at the Alfred Research Alliance. Monash University – Central Clinical School / Public Health & Preventive Medicine Groundbreaking PET imaging study commences A world-first, groundbreaking PET imaging… Read More

Prof Heidi Drummer, Burnet Institute

Around the Precinct: 4 June 2020

A look behind the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, a pilot study in the Pacific and new insights into unexplained cardiac death – this week at the Alfred Research Alliance. Alfred Health Beyond the frontline Teamwork has been the cornerstone of our response to COVID-19. While our frontline workers continue to provide outstanding care, this… Read More

Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

Around the Precinct: 28 May 2020

A new report sheds light on diabetes risks and the precinct acknowledges Reconciliation Week – this week at the Alfred Research Alliance. Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute Diabetes dramatically increases dementia risk, doubles chance of some cancers Australians living with type 2 diabetes have a 60 per cent higher chance of developing dementia than those without… Read More

First human trial for COVID-19 vaccine in Southern Hemisphere begins at Alfred Research Alliance

Two Alliance members, Nucleus Network and 360biolabs, are facilitating the first human trial of a COVID-19 vaccine developed by US biotech company Novavax. In the race to find treatments and solutions for the COVID-19 pandemic, there are currently more than 100 coronavirus vaccines in development around the world – but only 10 have made it… Read More