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Monthly Archives: June 2013

NHMRC achievement award – Congratulations Professor Prash Sanders!

Professor Prash Sanders has recently received a prestigious NHMRC Achievement Award for the highest ranked Practitioner Fellowship. His application – “Prevention and management of atrial fibrillation: a new paradigm” includes a translational series of studies that focus on reducing hospitalisation, reducing stroke risk, improving mortality and prevention. It aims to build research infrastructure in heart […]

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Congratulations Dr Shailaja Nair!

Dr Shailaja Nair was awarded the RM Gibson Prize at the Australia and New Zealand Society For Geriatric Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting on the 18th of June 2013 for her platform presentation ‘Intermittent Walking: A Potential Treatment Strategy For Older People With Post-prandial Hypotension’. She is currently enrolled in a Masters of Philosophy in Clinical […]

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Iodine in bread not enough for pregnant women

New research from the University of Adelaide shows that iodised salt used in bread is not enough to provide healthy levels of iodine for pregnant women and their unborn children. The study – led by researchers from the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Institute – has prompted calls for pregnant women to keep taking iodine supplements. “Iodine is […]

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$60m to bring Uni of Adelaide Integrated Clinical School to West-End

The University of Adelaide today welcomed a Federal Government grant of $60m to support construction of its new medical school building in Adelaide’s West-End, announced by Prime Minister Julia Gillard. The University will construct a new clinical health building, bringing the schools of Medicine and Nursing together, next to the new Royal Adelaide Hospital and […]

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Incontinence takes mental toll on younger women

New research from the University of Adelaide shows middle-aged women are more likely to suffer depression from a common medical problem that they find too embarrassing to talk about: urinary incontinence. However, help is available for women if they seek medical advice, researchers say. In a study of the experiences of women with urinary incontinence, […]

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Rural scholar urges students to ‘give back’

Dr Martin Downs Medical graduate and psychiatrist-in-training Dr Martin Downs counts himself among “the lucky ones” to have studied Medicine at the University of Adelaide. The former Mt Gambier resident and Rural Bonded Scholar says the outstanding facilities, curricula and student culture at Adelaide both inspired and fulfilled him, leading to lifelong friendships and a […]

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A personal approach to treating cancer

Cancer sufferers are being given new hope by University of Adelaide researchers who are combining their different skill sets to discover alternative ways of tackling the disease. Five agonising years watching his elder brother’s long and painful struggle with cancer shaped a young Paul Neilsen’s future. He was just 10 when Brad contracted Ewing’s sarcoma, […]

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Congratulations to Dr Kathleen Pishas!

Congratulations to Dr Kathleen Pishas who has won the Ross Wishart Memorial Award at the recent Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR) Medical Research Week SA Scientific Meeting. The award is presented to the most outstanding presentation by a young investigator. Dr Pishas, a postdoctoral researcher with the Sarcoma Research Group in the Centre for […]

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New direction for prostate cancer research a world first

Researchers at the University of Adelaide are spearheading a new direction in prostate cancer research, with the potential for new treatments of the disease. The researchers have just begun new studies that they hope will overcome a major problem that limits current treatments for metastatic prostate cancer, and improve men’s chances of surviving. Prostate cancer […]

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