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Heart Breaks

If you thought breast cancer was the biggest killer of women in Australia, think again. Heart disease kills three times more, taking a life every hour. Progress, however, is being made. Researchers at the University of Adelaide are breaking new ground, and in this special Research Tuesdays forum—presented in conjunction with the Heart Foundation—you’ll hear […]

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Pregnancy Protection

Pregnancy can be a confusing time for soon-to-be parents, raising many questions about how to ensure their baby’s health. While the benefits of infant immunisations are generally well accepted, they don’t commence until the child reaches six weeks, making their lives up until then a genuine ‘danger zone’. Immunisation during pregnancy offers another way to […]

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Gene reading

Using genomics to personalise cancer therapy: dispelling the myths, highlighting the successes and envisioning the future. For several years, the potential of using genomics to personalise cancer treatment has brought renewed hope to millions all over the world. Yet, as with many complex medical issues, the broad public discussion hasn’t always dealt entirely with the […]

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The Pathology of Gluttony

Inaugural Lecture Mention “cirrhosis” and it typically conjurs an immediate association with excessive alcohol consumption. But although this connection is well established, it’s not the end of the story. The full spectrum of so-called “fatty liver diseases” that interfere with the liver’s normal metabolism of fat and lead to cirrhosis, are also increasingly recognised as […]

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Autism Forum

It’s no secret that living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can be enormously difficult for the individuals affected and their families. But beyond that broad generalisation, ASD has been largely misunderstood. However, with rates of diagnosis increasing – ASD now accounts for 33% of primary disabilities in Australia – a great deal of research is […]

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Indigenous Health Forum

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