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Towards a cure for Type I diabetes mellitus

Transfect a lentivirus construct expressing an immunosuppressive peptide in islet cells for the treatment of diabetes type I more...

Supervisor(s): Manolios, Nicholas (Professor), Logan, Grant (Dr)

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)

Circulating microRNAs as potential blood biomarker for diabetes in domestic cats

Feline diabetes mellitus is a significant health problem for cats across the globe and treatment of affected cats is a major commitment for owners. Our project will explore links be more...

Supervisor(s): Waud, Bianca (Dr)

Predicting the future risk of chronic kidney disease in offspring of obese mothers with and without type 2 diabetes

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a major health burden driven mostly by obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus. 1/3 of diabetic patients are at risk of CKD progression for unknown reas more...

Supervisor(s): Saad, Sonia (Dr), Pollock, Carol (Professor)

Frequency and severity of periodontal disease in Australians with Type 2 diabetes mellitus: Building representative epidemiological data and validation of a screening tool for non-dental personnel.

Oral health and Type II diabetes encompasses many health complications that can have a profound impact on the patient's quality of life. The relationship between Type II Diabetes an more...

Supervisor(s): Eberhard, Joerg (Professor)

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)

Reversing the human Famine Reaction via diet and high intensity exercise

This project aims to determine whether a higher protein and lower glycaemic index weight maintenance diet, combined with high intensity physical activity, can attenuate the strength more...

Supervisor(s): Salis, Amanda (Associate Professor)

Tubular autophagy in diabetic nephropathy

The central aim of the project is to define the role of autophagy dysfunction leading to renal tubulointerstitial fibrosis in diabetic nephropathy. more...

Supervisor(s): Pollock, Carol (Professor), Chen, Xin-Ming (Dr)

The role of miRNAs in diabetic renal interstitial fibrosis

The central aim of the project is to define the therapeutic benefit of targeting miRNAs in renal interstitial fibrosis in diabetic nephropathy. more...

Supervisor(s): Pollock, Carol (Professor), Chen, Xin-Ming (Dr)

Effect of maternal high glycemic index diets on offspring metabolic phenotype

We are uncovering fascinating effects of different sugars (glucose, fructose, sucrose and isomaltulose) on development of embryos and offspring.  High glucose fed mice are sign more...

Supervisor(s): Bell-Anderson, Kim (Dr)