A smart needle for safer brain surgery

With a PhD in Electronic Engineering and industry experience in medical devices research and development, Professor McLaughlin wanted to…

Adding new cells to the mature central nervous system - Investigating their normal function and potential for repair

While undertaking a postdoctoral fellowship at University College London in 2008, Associate Professor Kaylene Young reported that an…

Addressing the neglected global burden of child and drug-resistant tuberculosis

Professor Marais points out that TB remains the number-one infectious diseases killer on the planet and a top 10 cause of death in …

Breathing easy — Improving access to respiratory disease rehabilitation

For Professor Anne Holland, investigating supportive therapies for people with chronic respiratory disease has been a career focus. A…

Building Indigenous research capacity in Australia

When awarded an NHMRC Capacity Building Grant, Professor Elston and the team at James Cook University had two goals: to support emerging…

How our immune cells kill cancer

Even though cancer survival rates have increased and cancer mortality rates continue to drop, cancer accounts for around three of every…

Mapping the trajectory of depression in primary care to improve treatment

What began as a short, one-year study looking at how people who present with depressive symptoms were treated, the Diamond Study turned…

Measuring the effectiveness of cancer interventions

“Economic evaluation is crucial in this age of soaring health care costs and limited health budgets.

Targeting dangerous heart attack and stroke-causing plaques

Professor Karlheinz Peter’s research is more important than ever.

Using digital innovations to address depression and binge drinking in young Australians

Professor Kay-Lambkin’s team has led six large randomised controlled clinical trials through face-to-face, phone-based and computerised…