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New Research to Improve Iron Deficiency in Pregnancy

Could an iron infusion improve the cardiovascular function of pregnant women? Research is set to find out! Young researcher Min (Susie) Kim has secured an Early Career Introduction to Research Fellowship in our inaugural grant round within the Northern Adelaide Local Health Network and will be researching the health impacts iron deficiency can have on a pregnant women’s cardiovascular function at the Lyell McEwin Hospital. read more

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At the Heart of Stroke Research

Did you know approximately one person has a stroke every 10 minutes in Australia? Stroke is the third leading cause of death and around 1 in 6 of us will have a stroke during our lifetime. read more

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Building Breast Cancer Knowledge from Around the Globe

Thanks to your generous support, each year The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF) funds travel grants to support researchers and students to attend various conferences and meetings relevant to their field of research, having the opportunity to network with fellow researchers around the globe. read more

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High-Tech Imaging to Enhance Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

A dedicated and passionate Professor Doug Brooks from the University of South Australia’s School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences is making inroads in prostate cancer research, which has the potential to improve the way men are managed when diagnosed with prostate cancer. read more

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Developing Vaccines Against Viruses to Save Lives

Supported by The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF), Dr Ashish Shrestha’s research aims to develop a universal Hepatitis C virus vaccine and a DNA vaccine to provide effective protection against the Zika virus, currently there are no developed vaccines against either virus. read more

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Adelaide’s Own Global Collaboration to Fight Cancer

Leading cutting-edge research into inflammation in a variety of cancers, Professor Vinay Tergaonkar from Singapore’s Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*Star) joined the Centre for Cancer Biology (CCB) in 2016, a unique new research laboratory collaboration. read more

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Helping Your Community Age Healthily

The proud recipient of The Hospital Research Foundation’s Mid-Career Fellowship for 2017, geographer and researcher Dr Danielle Taylor is kick-starting a three year project aimed at ensuring our community can live longer, healthier and more fulfilling lives in the comfort of their own homes. read more

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An Exciting Update From Dr Rachel Dreyer

We caught up with Dr Rachel Dreyer back in 2015 who is researching after she moved to Yale University Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation in the United States and we have an exciting update to share! Dr Dreyer has just received a promotion through Yale School of Medicine and is eager to share her latest research with us! read more

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Fighting Cancer with Your Own Immune System

Ground-breaking research is underway boosting the body’s own immune system to fight the most common cancers affecting Australian families, including breast cancer. The treatment is known as immunotherapy, and whilst it’s currently revolutionising blood cancer treatment, when it comes to solid cancers like breast cancer it’s not known to be as effective. read more

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Solving the Mystery of Chronic Rhinosinusitis

Three years ago Katharina Richter started her PhD with a determination to improve the lives of people living with a debilitating condition, Chronic Rhinosinusitis (CRS). We’re very pleased to share that she’s achieved just that! read more