Supporting people in hospitals across South Australia through vital health and medical research and improved patient care.
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Supports research into the detection, management & treatment of breast cancer.
Funding research into prostate cancer prevention, detection & treatment.
Improving heart health through advances in knowledge & research to beat heart disease.
Our aim is to reduce & eliminate the high incidence of chronic kidney disease and diabetes.
Supports health and wellbeing research & programs for veterans, emergency service personnel and their families.
Driving collaboration, innovation & research to develop best-practice arts, design & health programs.
Supporting world-class stroke research to improve prevention, diagnosis & acute treatment to cure stroke.
Providing donor stool to treat patients with bowel conditions and foster research into faecal transplant as a treatment.
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Can you imagine ending up in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and when you are discharged your strength has deteriorated and your body is weaker than ever before? read more
Can Botox really be used for treating patients who have lost movement from a debilitating stroke? read more
The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF) is proud to invite expressions of interest applications in its two most recent grant rounds within the Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN). read more
The Breast Cancer Research Unit at the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research (BHI) are determined to develop a new immunotherapy treatment to target breast cancer and other heartbreaking cancers affecting our community. read more
The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF) is proud to support research in South Australian hospitals dedicated to saving lives. It’s for this reason we’re excited to share the successful applicants of our inaugural grant round within the Northern Adelaide Local Health Network. read more
Adelaide researchers from the Centre for Cancer Biology (CCB) have discovered for the first time a protein previously linked to controlling blood pressure also prevents salt-induced kidney disease. read more
Can you imagine a faecal transplant saving your life?
Enabled by THRF thanks to your support, Adelaide researchers have established the first public stool bank in Australia, designed to treat severe and chronic bowel conditions. Pioneering this life-changing work are Gastroenterologists based at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Dr Sam Costello and Dr Rob Bryant. read more
With support from The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF), Dr Katharina Richter has developed a new gel treatment currently in clinical trials to fight superbugs or antibiotic-resistant bacteria like golden staph. read more
Fighting fit for all his life, 86-year-old Alan Cooper has suffered three strokes in the last four years, with the most recent one only a few short months ago. read more
Armed with funding through our recent grant round at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Professor Christopher Rayner and Associate Professors Richard Young and Geraint Rogers will determine if artificial sweeteners contribute to, rather than alleviate type 2 diabetes. read more