Archive: The Common Good

Using blood to help predict lung cancer progression

Lung Disease

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

Lung Disease

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

Lung Disease

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

Lung Disease

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?

Lung Disease

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

Lung Disease

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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Catching sepsis before it takes hold

Hospital Care

Catching sepsis before it takes hold

Dr Hahn Pham hopes the use of a non-invasive skin probe will help identify patients at risk of organ dysfunction and deterioration more easily.

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Why does cirrhosis affect the brain so dramatically?

The Common Good

Why does cirrhosis affect the brain so dramatically?

Dr Tony Rahman is studying hepatic encephalopathy, a syndrome in patients with cirrhosis, in a bid to better understand its underlying causes and development.

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Identifying dementia early

Ageing

Identifying dementia early

Dr Eamonn Eeles and his team are replicating and developing a new isotope to use in the radiography of the brain that will allow areas of the brain, that haven't…

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Can coeliac disease be treated with a parasite?

The Common Good

Can coeliac disease be treated with a parasite?

Dr John Croese is leading an innovative and exclusive study into the hookworm and its ability to positively affect the immune system and reduce symptoms of coeliac disease to the…

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What is Dementia?

Ageing

What is Dementia?

Dr Eamonn Eeles is working with the CSIRO and Queensland Brain Institute to test a new brain imaging technique that he hopes will help doctors make a quick and definitive…

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Improving physical activity in elderly patients before surgery

Hospital Care

Improving physical activity in elderly patients before surgery

A group of elderly cardiac surgical patients are taking part in a study that aims to improve their physical health before surgery and reduce post-operative outcomes, reduce intensive aftercare and…

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