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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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Finding Cures and Improving Care in Our Community

The Hospital Research Foundation is proud to officially announce a 2017 total grant funding round into South Australian Hospitals and research institutions of nearly $6.0 million, targeted at finding cures and improving care for all in our community. 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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New Wheels at the BHI!

Researchers at The Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research now have access to two electric bikes to use when commuting to other campuses in and around the city for research needs. read more

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Harnessing the Immune System to Fight Metastatic Melanoma

With the hot summer sun in Australia, it may come as no surprise that melanoma skin cancer is the most common cancer to affect young people between the age of 15 and 39 years old. There is hope on the horizon, in the last ten years new treatments have developed which harness a patient’s own immune system to fight metastatic melanoma. read more

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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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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