Archive: Lung Disease

Improving the quality of life for Cystic Fibrosis patients

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Improving the quality of life for Cystic Fibrosis patients

Tiffany is investigating the optimal antibiotic doses for adult CF patients so they can not only survive but thrive.

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Using blood to help predict lung cancer progression

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Using blood to help predict lung cancer progression

Professor Kwun Fong and his team are committed to find a way to non-invasively predict disease progression in lung cancer patients, by assessing their blood – using small vesicles known…

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Finding a cure for asbestosis

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Finding a cure for asbestosis

Professor Rayleen Bowman’s team hope to change this by developing a new method that will allow for highly personalised treatment based on the results of gained in early testing.

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Personalised treatments for lung cancer

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Personalised treatments for lung cancer

In the largest research project of its kind, looking at the lung cancer population in Australia, the UQ Thoracic lab are looking to identify and document 420 different types of…

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Keeping lungs alive outside the body

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Keeping lungs alive outside the body

Our team at The Prince Charles Hospital heard about technology that was being trialled in Europe, and decided to develop and test it in Australia. Put very simply, the idea…

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Can stem cell therapy reduce lung rejection?

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Can stem cell therapy reduce lung rejection?

Dr Chambers is leading a nationwide study using stem cell therapy to treat lung transplant rejection and improve acceptance rates and transplant lung function in patients – vastly improving their…

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Understanding lung rejection in transplant patients

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Understanding lung rejection in transplant patients

Currently lung rejection is experienced by 50% of these patients within five years of their life-saving transplant. The Lung Transplant Research team want to improve the odds for these recipients.

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Helping Indigenous Australians breathe easier

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Helping Indigenous Australians breathe easier

Indigenous children 0-4 years old are a staggering 15% more likely to die as an infant from respiratory disease than non-indigenous Australians.

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A breath of fresh air for sick kids

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A breath of fresh air for sick kids

Dr Michelle Davison hopes that a better understanding of HFNC treatment could get sick kids out of hospital sooner.

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Stem cell therapy for lung disease

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Stem cell therapy for lung disease

The search for a new weapon in the fight against Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis continues.

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