Chronic kidney disease effects approximately 7% of the world population with the number of cases reaching end-stage renal disease growing at 3% annually. Higher degree researchers from Macquarie investigate the role hypertension plays in cases of chronic kidney disease.
There are no current pharmacotherapies that have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration or the Therapeutic Goods Administration for methamphetamine dependence. Oxytocin is one possible treatment.
Over half of the Australian population will experience sexual difficulties, low mood, and anxiety at clinically significant levels, and often at the same time. When sexual dysfunctions occur at the same time as anxiety or depression they have a profoundly negative impact on quality of life.
Psychological therapeutic techniques for older adults are a neglected area of research. The number of people aged 65 and older is estimated to increase from 500 million in 2010 to 1.5 billion in 2050.
This project aims to measure Cerebrospinal fluid pressure non-invasively using the vessels of ocular circulation.
Associate Professor Rich Mildren explains the possible uses of his Diamond Laser System for Advanced Ablative Microsurgery.
MND Australia has awarded a $1.05 million Ice Bucket Challenge Grant to the Sporadic ALS Australian Systems Consortium. Associate Professor Ian Blair of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences will lead the project with Professor Naomi Gray of the University of Queensland’s Brain Institute.
The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) released new recommendations regarding blood lead levels in Australia. Researchers at Macquarie have been advocating for an adjustment to the NHMRC recommendations in 2009.
A research team led by Professor Johanna Westbrook working with clinical and IT staff from Sydney’s St Vincent Hospital have found that the electronic medication management system MedChart would provide savings of around $100,000 per year for a 30 bed ward.
Professor Taylor and his research team have demonstrated there is no safe level of exposure for many of the metals they investigate, such as lead, arsenic and cadmium. Their evidence-based research compels residents, industry and government to face up to the real environmental risks of living in an industrially contaminated community.