Highlighted below are just some of the research projects conducted under the auspices of IHMRI that have been in the spotlight recently.
Synopsis and link to full story
Functional foods, herbal medicines and obesity
Flavoursome flavonoids under investigation
Proof: men and women really do think differently
Design and dementia - how a home-like environment can help
Health study with cherries on top
Study provides hope in tackling antipsychotic obesity
Electronic heath records make life easier for care staff
Driving and Dementia - helping families make difficult decisions
Improving the identification and management of malnutrition in elderly patients
|From bench to bed - NHMRC grant to advance cancer treatment|
Major advances in motion adaptive radiotherapy, requires new Quality Assurance tools being developed by diagnostics and therapeutics experts.
Project Air Strategy
Exercise study more than physical
|Chemotherapy with no side effects: A targeted approach|
The destruction of cancer cells, utilising the body’s own biological systems, is the focus of Dr Kara Perrow's work. The ultimate aim is to develop drugs with reduced side effects.
|Role of the host fibrinolytic system in invasive Group A Streptococcal disease|
Investigating how the Group A strep bacteria hijacks the body's blood coagulation, tissue remodelling and cell migration system in severe infection.
|Research lauded - elderly malnutrition is chewing up the health sector|
Older people are among the most vulnerable in our society and evidence suggests that many are becoming malnourished. Attempts by UOW researchers to tackle this billion-dollar problem are showing promising results.
|The shape of things to come |
There are a number of different types of chaperones in the body, their role to ensure that all of the other proteins are of perfect molecular form.
|Personality Disorders Strategy announced|
The gaps that mental health and drug and alcohol clinicians have in their knowledge, skills and resources to address the treatment of personality disorders has seen IHMRI researchers win a three-year, $2.5 million competitive tender to align services for the NSW Department of Health.
|REACH Out in Dementia|
Dementia is one of the fastest growing sources of major disease burden in Australia and will overtake coronary heart disease in its total wellbeing cost by 2023.
Some IHMRI Seminars are recorded in our lecture theatre and published via the UOW's eduStream channel.
Select the seminar that interests you here. Recent recordings:
- "Community-acquired Clostridium difficile infection: a clear and present danger!"
- "Innovative use of technology in nutrition and dietary practice".
- "Effectively changing health services to better respond to personality disorders".
- "Cannabis, the brain, cognition and psychosis: the good, the bad and the unknown".