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Every day we come a little step closer to making medical history. And we can’t wait to share those successes – big and small – with the people like you who help make them happen. So keep informed with all the latest news, progress and results below.

A Best Before Date for Blood?

Funding helps reduce blood transfusion complications

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A new treatment for lung disease; could it be just around the corner?

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (or IPF) is a debilitating disease that affects more than 2000 Australians.

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Biodiesel: saving our environment and lungs

Could biodiesel help diseased lungs?

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Can researchers improve lung transplant statistics?

Every 36 hours, Dr Dan Chambers and his team receive a call about donated organs.

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Cholesterol; the missing link in osteoarthritis.

We’ve all heard that high cholesterol is bad for your heart, but could it be bad for your joints too?

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Could sepsis treatment be breaking hearts?

Severe infection affects between 20-30 million patients annually.

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Critical Nursing Research

A truly unique world of nursing in the Critical Care Research Group (CCRG)

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Five minutes with... Dr Shaun Gregory.

Dr Shaun Gregory is one of our experienced researchers in the ICETLAB, part of the Critical Care Research Group at The Prince Charles Hospital. He also holds the position as Research Fellow with Griffith University for all of his work with the team. We got to catch up with the avid football fan to find out more about him!

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Healing with words: how the speaking valve has changed patient care

When we think about the basic needs it takes for a person to survive, food, water and shelter are the first three things that come to mind. We don’t often dwell on how important communicating is to our mental health and well-being; until we no longer have the ability to do so.

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Highlighting an invisible illness; imaging for osteoarthritis

Right now, you're on a computer or scrolling through your phone, mostly likely without any pain or difficulty.

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How growing skin cells may save lives

Growing skin cells may be one solution to helping battle cardiovascular disease.

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Identifying Delirium through an App

How common mobile technology is improving patient care

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Keeping Love Alive

With World-Class Medical Engineering

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Nurses in research: a life-saving study

What happens when a machine designed for saving lives ends in a mortality?

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People powering medical discoveries

How Terry Carroll raised over $6,000 for medical research with his My Fundraiser event.

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Research with Global Impact

Meet Dr Jo Pauls, a career researcher whose heart is open to the world.

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Study looks to improve life-saving technology

Tens of thousands of lives have been saved by extracorporeal life support.

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Technology driving healthcare forward

Clayton Semenzin has taken the leap from fuel pumps to heart pumps in a bid to save lives worldwide.

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This young researcher is revolutionising artificial heart implants.

About 30 Australian lives are saved every year by artificial hearts.

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Waiting in vain: reducing transplant list fatalities

Currently, the organ and tissue transplant waiting list sits at about 1,500 Australian patients.

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What is Dementia?

Dementia was recently named the second biggest killer of Australians. But what exactly is dementia? How did a memory problem get on the list of deadly diseases?

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Why Discoveries Matter

Wouldn’t it be great if we found a cure for heart disease? Or dementia? Or lung disease?

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Your heart in our hands

The progression of the Ventricular Assist Device (VAD)

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Could sepsis treatment be breaking hearts?

Severe infection affects between 20-30 million patients annually.

Read more

Five minutes with... Dr Shaun Gregory.

Dr Shaun Gregory is one of our experienced researchers in the ICETLAB, part of the Critical Care Research Group at The Prince Charles Hospital. He also holds the position as Research Fellow with Griffith University for all of his work with the team. We got to catch up with the avid football fan to find out more about him!

Read more

How growing skin cells may save lives

Growing skin cells may be one solution to helping battle cardiovascular disease.

Read more

Keeping Love Alive

With World-Class Medical Engineering

Read more

Research with Global Impact

Meet Dr Jo Pauls, a career researcher whose heart is open to the world.

Read more

Technology driving healthcare forward

Clayton Semenzin has taken the leap from fuel pumps to heart pumps in a bid to save lives worldwide.

Read more

This young researcher is revolutionising artificial heart implants.

About 30 Australian lives are saved every year by artificial hearts.

Read more

Your heart in our hands

The progression of the Ventricular Assist Device (VAD)

Read more

A new treatment for lung disease; could it be just around the corner?

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (or IPF) is a debilitating disease that affects more than 2000 Australians.

Read more

Biodiesel: saving our environment and lungs

Could biodiesel help diseased lungs?

Read more

Can researchers improve lung transplant statistics?

Every 36 hours, Dr Dan Chambers and his team receive a call about donated organs.

Read more

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Cholesterol; the missing link in osteoarthritis.

We’ve all heard that high cholesterol is bad for your heart, but could it be bad for your joints too?

Read more

Highlighting an invisible illness; imaging for osteoarthritis

Right now, you're on a computer or scrolling through your phone, mostly likely without any pain or difficulty.

Read more

A Best Before Date for Blood?

Funding helps reduce blood transfusion complications

Read more

Study looks to improve life-saving technology

Tens of thousands of lives have been saved by extracorporeal life support.

Read more

Waiting in vain: reducing transplant list fatalities

Currently, the organ and tissue transplant waiting list sits at about 1,500 Australian patients.

Read more

Critical Nursing Research

A truly unique world of nursing in the Critical Care Research Group (CCRG)

Read more

Healing with words: how the speaking valve has changed patient care

When we think about the basic needs it takes for a person to survive, food, water and shelter are the first three things that come to mind. We don’t often dwell on how important communicating is to our mental health and well-being; until we no longer have the ability to do so.

Read more

Identifying Delirium through an App

How common mobile technology is improving patient care

Read more

Nurses in research: a life-saving study

What happens when a machine designed for saving lives ends in a mortality?

Read more