Research requires great minds, total dedication, a passion for science and, of course, many pieces of highly technical equipment. THRF is dedicated to providing our researchers with the tools they need to find cures and improve care. Over the years, many pieces of equipment have been purchased with the generous support of individuals and community groups.
In 2010, The CMV Foundation generously supported Stroke Research at The Institute, kindly donating $14,500. Vital equipment to assist the Stroke researchers was purchased with these funds including electrophoresis equipment and a special camera attachment. The electrophoresis equipment allows researchers to analyse plasma proteins from TIA (mini-stroke) patient blood samples, and will help them discover markers in blood that are elevated following a TIA event. This will assist them in identifying a possible blood test that could better diagnose TIA, and subsequently allow suitable treatments to be administered to reduce the risk of a TIA patient suffering a future stroke. Members of the Stroke Research Programme are extremely grateful for CMV’s continued support.
THRF is dedicated to supporting research students, who are very much fresh eyes and useful new minds in their chosen areas of research study. The HRF supports Honours and PhD students through scholarships.
THRF is currently funding the following students undertaking their research projects:
Department of Medicine
Project Title: Anti-inflammatory Properties of Murine dental polyp stem cells in airway inflammation.
Project Title: Vasomotor reactivity in Peripheral Artery Disease
Department of Surgery
Project Title: “Pathophysiology of Small Bowel Damage following Major Vascular Surgery”
University of Adelaide Divisional Scholarship/HRF Vascular Program
Department of Cardiology
Project Title: “The Evaluation of Cardiovascular Health in Chronic Methamphetamine Users”