Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - January, 2013
New research released by the Sax Institute shows that erectile dysfunction could signal ‘silent’ heart disease and may indicate an increased risk of dying from any cause.
A team of researchers from the University of Melbourne and the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI) has discovered a new protein that protects against viral infections, such as influenza.
The medical workforce is continuing to grow, with improved supply across all regions of Australia, according to a report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
Rural clinical schools designed to encourage medical students to take up rural practice have failed to increase the proportion of Australian medical graduates moving to work outside the major cities, according to Charles Sturt University (CSU) medical consultant Emeritus Professor John Dwyer.
Paediatric and respiratory researchers from the University of Newcastle, along with national and international collaborators, are a step closer to identifying the source of serious virus-and allergen-induced asthma attacks after detecting important molecular signals generated very early in the disease process.
A researcher at the Molecular Virology Laboratory, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Associate Professor David Harrich, has determined how to modify a protein in the HIV virus, so that it instead provides strong, lasting protection from infection.
A major national and international genetic eye disease research project led by Australian researchers has identified a family of genes related to collagen that influence corneal thickness and disease risk.
Canadian public health expert Dr Jean-Frederic Levesque has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the New South Wales Government’s Bureau of Health Information.
The Translational Medicinal Chemistry Facility at Monash University’s Parkville campus has been officially launched as a collaborative partnership between the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS) and the Federal and Victorian Governments and private industry.
A new national program to be led by Monash University with funding from the Federal Department of Health and Ageing will address predicted delays in access to radiation treatment due to increasing demand in the ageing population.