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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

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Revolutionising Research for Asthma Sufferers

There is something very exciting on the cards for asthma sufferers. A smart phone application that demonstrates how to correctly use a puffer is a work in progress thanks to Charmaine King, an honours student with a degree in Pharmaceutical Science. read more

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Your Support is Helping to Address Depression

Mental health is a crucial area of our healthcare system that we’re very proud to support with your generous support. PhD Candidate Justyna Pollok is dedicated to progressing research in this area and eager to address the significant and growing rates of depression in Australia. read more