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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

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Supporting Elderly Patients through Research

We are excited to give you an update on clinical trainee Ben Thurston, who last year won the prize for best clinical trainee presentation at the annual Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research (BHI) Research Day. read more

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Preparing Australia for an Ageing Population

Leaving her position as a geriatrician in Brazil, Dr Beatriz Arakawa Martins came to Adelaide in 2016 in search of answers on a condition impacting the quality of life of our ageing population – frailty. Specifically, Dr Martins wants to understand the role our home environment plays in the development of frailty in our community. read more

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Changing the World Through Research

Khamis Tomusange has one big dream – to bring an end to the current global HIV pandemic. Supported by The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF), Khamis is working tirelessly to make his dream a reality. read more

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World First Finding – New Method to Predict Heart Failure Risk

Receiving The Hospital Research Foundation Mid-Career Research Fellowship last year was the beginning of an exciting adventure for Dr Doan Ngo, who is now leading world-first research into a protein they have confirmed correlates with the natural process of the heart increasing in size as we age. read more

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The Fight to Beat Prostate Cancer

Based at the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research (BHI), breast cancer researcher Irene Zinonos is now part of a collaborative word-first prostate cancer research project. Led by the University of Adelaide’s Associate Professor Lisa Butler, this project aims to help quickly identify life-threatening cases of prostate cancer, compared with cancer that may not require treatment. read more