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Research to Prevent Zika Virus Underway in Adelaide

We are pleased to announce Professor Eric Gowans, along with Dr Branka Grubor-Bauk and Dr Danushka Wijesundara at the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research have received funding from the National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation to examine new strategies to develop a vaccine for the dangerous Zika virus. read more

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Healthy Ageing Research Restores a Life

For two years a now 88-year-old Peter Mussared was experiencing debilitating pain in his right leg, reducing his mobility and leaving him unable to cope with living alone in what was his family home of many years. read more

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South Australia’s First Islet Transplant Gives Back a Life

Margaret Harrigan was the first person in South Australia to receive an islet transplant as a treatment for her type 1 diabetes. Now seven years on from her life-changing procedure, Margaret is living diabetes free, a blessing both herself and her loving husband Kerry could never have imagined. read more

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A Place of Healing

Separated from her loving husband and three beautiful children while braving treatment for breast cancer, Karla O’Neill from Whyalla found comfort in a house to call home - The Hospital Research Foundation’s Under Our Roof Project. read more

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The Journey to a “Robotic” Leg

In 2005, Scott Anderson’s life took a drastic turn. As the passenger of a motor vehicle on a friend’s property in the Adelaide Hills, an unfortunate driver error left Scott with no other option than to jump out of the vehicle, going at around 75 kilometres per hour. Rolling down a very steep heel, Scott ploughed through a gumtree that had fallen down many years ago. read more