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New funding launches exciting project to detect cancer earlier.

Congratulations to Kolling cancer researcher and Sydney Vital fellow Dr Yaser Hadi Gholami on being awarded the prestigious 2020 Physics Grand Challenges grant. The Grand Challenges project was initiated by the University of Sydney’s School of Physics to drive new discoveries and breakthroughs that will transform the world. $250,000 will be directed to Dr Gholami’s innovative research wh.....
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Philanthropic funding brings new hope to those with chronic pain.

Some of the nation’s leading pain experts are set to embark on research which they believe will change the way chronic pain is managed. The program of research will be carried out by the team from the Pain Management Research Institute after generous funding from the Ernest Heine Family Foundation. Located within the Kolling Institute and Royal North Shore Hospital, the Pain Management R.....
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Kolling researchers to drive exciting new projects following funding success .

Professor Gemma Figtree has led a successful bid for a Cardiovascular Centre of Excellence, securing $2.5 million in funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council. (NHMRC) Around 20 national and international collaborators will be involved in the research, targeting the global heart disease epidemic through new diagnostic techniques and prevention strategies. Professor Fi.....
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Category: Cardiovascular and Renal Research, Funding support

Grieving couple contributes to new research into deadly bacteria in pregnancy.

The Women and Babies Research team is launching a study to look into the presence of bacteria in pregnancy which may be deadly if passed on to infants during birth. The research is being funded in part by Victoria and Danny Liston, who tragically lost their daughter at birth due to infection. Director of Women and Babies Research Professor Jonathan Morris said Group B Streptococcus (GBS).....
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Kolling researchers join global search for new insights into Parkinson’s disease.

Kolling Institute researchers will help drive an exciting international project to identify the genetic links to Parkinson’s disease and new ways to treat the debilitating disorder. The program will bring together leading researchers from Sweden, the United States and Australia after a $12.5 million grant from the Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s initiative, which will be administered.....
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New funding for key spinal injury research.

An Australia wide trial is set to get underway with hopes it may lead to life-long improvements for those who experience a spinal cord injury. Led by Professor Lisa Harvey from the Kolling Institute’s John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Research, the study represents a collaboration between the University of Sydney and every spinal injury unit in Australia. The State Government is inves.....
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Support for innovative research .

Three valuable research projects have received a boost with the Hillcrest Foundation donating significant funds through the Perpetual IMPACT Philanthropy Program. The Cancer Genetics team received $75,000 to help uncover genetic drivers for rare neuroendocrine tumours. Investigator Dr Trish Dwight said these tumours, known as pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas affect a small percentage.....
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Research to look at the link between osteoarthritis and heart disease.

Generous funding from the Raymond E Purves Foundation will support innovative research to identify how osteoarthritis causes cardiovascular disease. $100,000 will go towards Dr Cindy Shu to continue her valuable project to better define the link between osteoarthritis and heart disease, and inform improved treatment. Nearly 2.5 million Australians currently suffer from osteoarthritis, wi.....
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New investment in innovative approach to osteoarthritis treatment.

Key research into the treatment of osteoarthritis is set to be strengthened with the Kolling’s Professor David Hunter receiving a large NHMRC investigator grant. The highly competitive grant was awarded to the Florance and Cope Chair of Rheumatology for a five-year project to transform treatment options and delivery of care for osteoarthritis. Professor Hunter welcomed the grant, saying .....
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New funding to help reduce Australia’s bowel cancer rates .

Professor Mark Molloy’s ground-breaking bowel cancer research has received a boost, with the Cancer Council NSW awarding the Kolling Institute researcher a three-year $450,000 grant. Professor Molloy has welcomed the funding, saying bowel cancer claims more lives each year than breast, prostate or skin cancer. “It is now Australia’s second biggest cancer killer, with more than 300 Austra.....
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