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Alfred Health home-based HIV tests

Around the Precinct – 21 July 2022

Home-based tests to detect HIV among vulnerable cohorts, a significant funding boost for innovative biotech projects and calls for a renewed focus on reducing COVID-19 transmission – this week at the Alfred Research Alliance. Alfred Health Home-based tests boost fight against HIV Home-based tests designed to rapidly detect the presence of HIV could prove vital… Read More

Monash epilepsy CBD trial

Around the Precinct – 14 July 2022

A world-first trial into the benefits of transdermal CBD gel for adults with epilepsy, a rethink on the use of painkillers for heart attacks, and the impact of COVID-19 lockdowns on diabetes management – this week at the Alfred Research Alliance. Monash University – Central Clinical School World first Australian and New Zealand trial of… Read More


Around the Precinct – 7 July 2022

This week (3-10 July) is NAIDOC Week, which celebrates and recognises the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. To mark this important week, our partners have taken the opportunity to explore how health services can better meet the needs of First Nations people, as well as investigate some of the specific… Read More

Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

Around the Precinct – 30 June 2022

As the first half of 2022 draws to a close, our researchers continue to investigate various aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including an examination of the mortality rates during the third wave in 2021 and the need for a vaccines-plus strategy to reduce current transmission and defend against future variants. Meanwhile, other Alliance scientists are… Read More