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Early signs of diabetes complications in childhood onset diabetes mellitus

Early signs of diabetes complications in childhood onset diabetes will focus on newer methods to assess heart rate variation, peripheral nerve function, colour vision and vascular c more...

Supervisor(s): Donaghue, Kim (Professor)

Influencing anti-inflammatory functions of monocytes by targeting the haemoglobin scavenger receptor CD163: possible role in the development of diabetes complications

This project addresses the problem of how causes of diabetes complications, specifically the effect of diabetes on the regulation of one of these anti-inflammatory cell surface prot more...

Supervisor(s): Min, Danqing (Dr), McLennan, Susan (Dr), Twigg, Stephen (Professor)

Mechanism of the effect of diabetes on the inflammation and subsequent fibrosis

In our laboratory we are investigating the effects of diabetes on the inflammatory response and the initiation of fibrosis and the relationship between these changes and the develop more...

Supervisor(s): McLennan, Susan (Dr)

Dysregulation of the inflammatory response in diabetes: Its role in poor wound healing

Diabetes is known to alter inflammatroy response but how this contributes to poor wound healing and other complications of diabetes is not known and will be investigated in this wor more...

Supervisor(s): McLennan, Susan (Dr), Shackel, Nicholas (Dr)

Type 1 diabetes: Young adult self management

This project will employ illness narrative qualitative research methods, and video and audio recordings of young Australians who are living with type 1 diabetes. The work follows on more...

Supervisor(s): Smith, Lorraine (Dr)

Regulating prosclerosing growth factors by incretin therapy in diabetic cardiomyopathy

Growth factors induced by diabetes contribute to tissue fibrosis and dysfunction, in conditions such as diabetic cardiomyopathy, and there is preliminary evidence that the incretins more...

Supervisor(s): Twigg, Stephen (Professor)

RNA-based biomarkers to understand and predict disease progression

RNA-based biomarkers are becoming increasingly important due to their stability and sensitivity of detection. This project will use in vitro, in vivo and clinical sample analysis b more...

Supervisor(s): Hardikar, Anandwardhan (Associate Professor)

Obesity and insulin resistance in children and adolescents.

Studies on various aspects of obesity and insulin resistance in children and young people - covering management, prevention and pathophysiology. There is potential for a range of di more...

Supervisor(s): Baur, Louise (Professor), Garnett, Sarah (Dr), Cowell, Chris (Professor)

Molecular studies of thyroid cancer and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma

Identification of novel genes and miRNAs as predictors of thyroid cancer progression. more...

Supervisor(s): McLennan, Susan (Dr)

Assessing changes to myocardial proteins subsequent to experimental heart attack

Post translational changes to key cardiac proteins in the hearts of diabetic rats after experimental heart attack more...

Supervisor(s): Witting, Paul (Dr), Hambly, Brett (Associate Professor)