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Excellence in Higher Degree Research – Science & Engineering (Highly Commended 2014)

With increasing age, the central elastic aorta stiffens progressively; ill-effects include higher systolic blood pressure and impairment of left ventricular function. By exploiting the near-linear relationship between pressure and flow, we can estimate ascending aortic impedance as an accurate measure of left ventricular hydraulic load, and study its change with ageing.

Investigation into the factors that promote development and expansion of spinal cord cysts

Spinal cord cysts (syringomyelia) occur in approximately 28% of patients following spinal cord injury. The underlying mechanisms for syringomyelia development and expansion are still poorly understood.

Corticosteroid nasal irrigations after endoscopic sinus surgery for recalcitrant chronic rhinosinusitis

A new treatment of corticosteroid nasal irrigations after endoscopic sinus surgery which combines the therapeutic effects of sinus surgery and effective delivery of corticosteroid is proposed.

The effects of high saturated fat and refined sugar diets on brain regions associated with appetite regulation

The typical Western diet, high in saturated fat and refined sugar (HFS) has been shown to adversely affect cognition, particularly cognitive functions associated with the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex.