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How we bolster prostate cancer research

This month, Movember is on everybody’s (upper) lips. As awareness around prostate cancer grows as steadily as moustaches, research projects for new treatment and improved diagnosis are gaining momentum.

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Breakthrough toward birth defect prevention

Around 4.9 million children around the world are born with birth defects each year. Professor Sally Dunwoodie is hoping to curb this statistic by determining the extent to which the vital molecule Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD) deficiency is the cause of miscarriage and congential malformation.

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Improving the lives of diabetes patients

Professor Jerry Greenfield, Head of the Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology at St Vincent’s Hospital, has received several St Vincent’s Clinic Foundation grants to investigate various aspects of diabetes, obesity and metabolism.

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Nursing practices improve outcomes for stroke patients

Professor Sandy Middleton’s landmark study, “Improving management of fever, hyperglycaemia and swallowing dysfunction in patients with acute stroke at St Vincent’s Hospital” has had a large impact in changing nursing practice in stroke care around Australia and the world. 

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