According to the article, surgical rib fixation for severe rib fracture injuries is generating increasing interest in the medical literature. It is well documented that poorly healed fractured ribs can lead to chronic pain, disability, and deformity.
5 Dec 2014
Prof Dinesh Varma have co-written a study which looks at bone healing in flail chest injury.
Clinical presentation of risk factors of hepatitis C virus among HIV-infected patients in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
4 Dec 2014
Mr Jay Jha has been awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Jay did his research at the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute. His research is on the complications of diabetes, especially in relation to kidney disease. Jay's supervisor is Professor Karin Jandeleit-Dahm.
Jay’s thesis is titled "Role of NADPH oxidases NOX1 and NOX4 in diabetic nephropathy: Genetic Deletion and Pharmacological inhibition studies" and was accepted in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree by the Graduate Research Steering Committee on Tuesday 2 December 2014.
See more about Jay on his Student Profile.
Dr Kathryn Hackman has been awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Her candidate’s thesis is titled "Diabetes Mellitus in lung transplant recipients - prevalence, risk factors and effect on survival", and was accepted in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree by the Graduate Research Steering Committee on 2 December 2014.
3 Dec 2014
"Top 5 under 40" competition: Are you a young scientist with a passion for communicating your research?
We’re looking for outstanding early-career researchers aged under 40 working in Australian universities and research organisations across the fields of science, medical research, technology, engineering and maths. A desire and flair for communicating your work is a must.
The 10 applicants with the most innovative ideas will be selected for a two-day workshop in February 2015, coordinated by ABC RN. Working with the network's experienced producers and science presenters, you will develop your radio program ideas and pitch to a panel of judges, including Robyn Williams (RN), Professor Fiona Stanley (UWA), Professor Lesley Hughes (Macquarie) and Professor Merlin Crossley (UNSW).
The five winners – our Top 5 under 40 – will undertake a 10-day media program as 'Scientists in Residence' at RN’s Sydney studios.
For more information and to apply - http://www.unsw.edu.au/
1 Dec 2014
Professor Bruce Thompson on NHMRC, ARC and Victorian Government grants for asthma and respiratory research
- NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence: APP1078579. National Clinical Centre of Research Excellence in Severe Asthma. P Gibson, G Marks, V McDonald, P Wark, G King, B Thompson, H Reddel, J Upham, L Smith, A James. $2,498,171.
- ARC Discovery Project 2015-2018: DP150102240. Hybrid Imaging/Modelling: Unlocking our understanding of the lung. A Fouras, GJ Sheard, BR Thompson. $334,400.
- Victorian Government Tender – Department of Health 2015-2025. A long term study into potential health effects from the Hazelwood Coal mine fire. $26,540,464. Bruce is involved in the respiratory component, and the overall lead is Prof Michael Abramson (SPHPM).