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Fractional co2 Laser Offers Cosmetic Treatments with Minimal Downtime For Melbourne Patients

The Victorian Cosmetic Institute announced today that they have invested in new technology with the addition of the fractional carbon dioxide laser to extend suite of Lasers available for Cosmetic treatments at their Melbourne clinics. Melbourne, VIC (PRWEB) July 21, 20...

Scientology Volunteer Ministers Provide Disaster Relief During Melbourne Fires

The Church of Scientology Volunteer Ministers of Melbourne, Australia aided firefighters and provided emergency relief to victims of raging wildfires that took an estimated 200 lives. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) February 25, 2009 -- Scientology Volunteer Ministers ,...

Aged care workers to leave industry en masse due to stress, warns University of Melbourne study

Almost a third of registered aged care nurses are considering quitting in the next year because of job stress, says a new University of Melbourne study. The study, conducted by the Centre for Human Resource Management at the University of Melbourne and the Australian Nursing Federation finds Vi...

Bipolar disorder relapses halved by Melbourne researchers

Melbourne mental health researchers have succeeded in halving the number of relapses experienced by people with bipolar disorder which strikes two in 100 Australians, accounts for 12 per cent of suicides each year and costs the country at least $1.5 billion annually(1). With funding from the MB...

World-first high blood pressure treatment trialled in Melbourne

A world-first breakthrough to treat high blood pressure has been successfully trialled in Melbourne. The clinical trial showed significant improvement in blood pressure of participants who were given a new catheter-based treatment where blood pressure lowering medication had failed. Director...

VivaGel(R) Demonstrates Anti-HIV and Herpes Activity Following Human Administration

...erious adverse events during the study, and as previously announced the data indicate VivaGel(R) was well-tolerated. The study was conducted in melbourne at the Centre for Clinical Studies and in collaboration with the Burnet Institute. The study was funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH...

AstraZeneca and Mental Health Research Institute in Australia Announce Collaboration to Improve Early Detection of Alzheimer's Disease

... About MHRI The Mental Health Research Institute (MHRI) located in melbourne is Australia's premiere psychiatric research centre and is working to under...ntal illnesses. The Institute is formally affiliated with the University of melbourne and Monash University. ...

Climate's Impacts on Water, Health are Critical Challenges

... On June 15th at 3 p.m., geographer Jon Barnett of the University of melbourne (Australia) and economist Michael Hanemann of the University of Califor...ll discuss China's severe water crises. Jon Barnett of the University of melbourne will highlight the challenges facing the Yellow River, while Kristin McDo...

Capsules encapsulated

...ter must be able to interact with the surroundings in order to receive the signal to unload its cargo. A team led by Frank Caruso at the University of melbourne has now developed a microcontainer that can hold thousands of individual "carrier units"a "capsosome". As they report in the journal Angewandte Chemi...

Body-Jet(R), State of the Art Water-Jet Assisted Liposuction Technology to be Featured on Lifetime Television Network, The Balancing Act

...-Jet procedure will be performed by Roger Bassin, M.D., oculoplastic surgeon and liposuction expert of the Bassin Center for Facial Plastic Surgery in melbourne and Orlando, Florida. Dr. Bassin will be shown performing a hip sculpting procedure with the Body-Jet on two sisters Joy Radeau, 51 and Jill Hagood, ...
Melbourne in Medical Technology

Getting More From Whole-Transcript Microarrays

...Robinson and Terence Speed from the University of melbourne and the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medica...hed in 1915 and affiliated with The University of melbourne and The Royal melbourne Hospital, the Institute's mission is 'Mastery of D...

New Australian Drug Holds Hope of Major Breakthrough in Treating Terminal Blood Cancers

...llbeing. IST has commenced a Phase 1 trial in patients with multiple myeloma and to date six patients have been treated at The Alfred Hospital in melbourne under the supervision of Dr. Andrew Spencer. Results so far indicate that the antibody has no side effects and final results are expected later this y...

Diabetes Patients with High Triglycerides and Low HDL Cholesterol Get the Most Benefit From Fenofibrate Treatment: New Data From the FIELD Study

...betes and marked atherogenic dyslipidemia. Professor Richard O'Brien, a diabetes specialist and Clinical Dean of Medicine at the University of melbourne , Austin and Northern Clinical Schools, added: These findings on macrovascular disease build on earlier results of the FIELD trial showing clea...

S*BIO Advances JAK2 Inhibitor SB1518 into Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial in Australia for the Treatment of Chronic Idiopathic Myelofibrosis

...l assess the clinical benefits and continue to evaluate the safety profile of SB1518. The principal investigators are Dr. Andrew Roberts at the Royal melbourne Hospital and Dr. John Seymour at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. "We are pleased with the advancement of our JAK2 inhibitor into a Phase ...

Anti-Cancer Drug CYT997 Update

...pal investigator. Given the expanded patient enrolment, Cytopia is finalizing ethical approval for the study at leading cancer centers in Adelaide and melbourne and anticipates commencing dosing at these new sites in the next four weeks. The addition of the two new trial centers will further accelerate dosin...

Bionomics Achieves US$1 Million Milestone Payment from Genmab

...ncluding BNO69. In addition Bionomics' anti-cancer drug BNC105 will soon commence a Phase 1 clinical trial at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Royal melbourne Hospital and Western Hospital cancer centres in Melbourne for the treatment of solid tumours including breast, colon and prostate cancers. BNC105 was ...

LAP-BAND(R) System Weight-Loss Surgery Associated With More Than 70 Percent Reduced Risk of Death in People With Severe Obesity

...uthor from the Monash University Centre for Obesity Research and Education (CORE) in Melbourne, Australia, head of the Centre for Bariatric Surgery in melbourne and the National Medical Director for the American Institute of Gastric Banding in Dallas, Texas. "What is also particularly compelling is that this s...

New Company Starts, Bridging the Development Gap in the Discovery of Cancer Drugs

...ating in CTx include: -- Bio21 Australia Limited, melbourne -- Bionomics Limited, Adelaide -- Cancer Council of Victoria, melbourne -- Cancer Research Technology Limited, London -- CSIRO Molecular Health Technologies, melbourne -- Griffith University, Brisbane -- Millipore Co...

Alchemia Reports Preliminary Positive Efficacy Data From HyCAMP Phase II Trial

... To be determined 8. Time to treatment failure To be determined Principal Investigator Assoc. Prof Peter Gibbs, Royal melbourne Hospital and Western Hospital CONTACT: Dr. Tracie Ramsdale, Chief Executive Officer, Alchemia Limited,+61-7-3340-0200; Ms Anna Whybird, Phillips G...

Prana Biotechnology Presents New Key Findings on PBT2

...ssor Colin Masters MD, Executive Director and Laureate Professor Mental Health Research Institute and The National Neuroscience Facility University of melbourne and Director of the Company will present the findings on June 9, in a lecture entitled "Alzheimer's Disease: Abeta amyloid as the principal molecular ...
Melbourne in Medical Definition

Neuropsychiatry

...s, Special Interest Group in Neuropsychiatry (SIGN) American Neuropsychiatric Association International Neuropsychiatric Association Royal melbourne Hospital Neuropsychiatry Unit Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology ...
Melbourne in Biological News

Fighting Aussie yabbies don't forget a face -- new research by the University of Melbourne

The fighting Australian yabby does not forget the face of its foes says new research from University of Melbourne zoologists. The research by the Universitys Department of Zoology has been published today in the PLoS ONE journal. The two year study involving over 100 pairs of yabbies reveale...

Stem cell 'daughters' lead to breast cancer

...ces the spotlight on errant luminal progenitors, rather than breast stem cells." Dr Lindeman, who also heads the Familial Cancer Centre at the Royal melbourne Hospital, said that now the importance of luminal progenitor cells in breast cancer was known it opened the way for the development of new drugs or th...

A combined tooth-venom arsenal revealed as key to Komodo dragon's hunting strategy

...eria living in the dragon's mouth. Using sophisticated medical imaging techniques, an international team led by Dr Bryan Fry from the University of melbourne have revealed that the Komodo Dragon (Varanus komodoensis) has the most complex venom glands yet described for any reptile, and that its close extinct...

Mothers give interloper's offspring a head start in life

...s revealed that the difference may have more to do with mothers giving these 'extra pair' offspring a head start. The team from the Universities of melbourne and Groningen in the Netherlands have found that the superior performance of these extra-pair young arises largely because they are placed earlier in ...

Tentacles of venom: New study reveals all octopuses are venomous

...study was published in the Journal of Molecular Evolution . Dr Bryan Fry from the Department of Biochemistry at the Bio21 Institute, University of melbourne said that while the blue-ringed octopus species remain the only group that aredangerous to humans, the other species have been quietly using their ve...

Hoarding rainwater could 'dramatically' expand range of dengue-fever mosquito

...e form of storing water to cope with climate change is likely to have an even greater impact. Lead author, Dr Michael Kearney of the University of melbourne says: "The potential direct impact of climate on the distribution and abundance of Ae. aegypti is minor when compared to the potential effect of cha...

Preterm birth: Magnesium sulphate cuts cerebral palsy risk

... baby," said lead researcher, Lex Doyle, who works at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Royal Women's Hospital and the University of melbourne in Australia. Exactly how magnesium protects the brain is not certain, but it is essential for many processes that keep cells working normally, it ...

Researchers find chink in the armor of viral 'tummy bug'

... Researchers at Griffith University's Institute for Glycomics in collaboration with colleagues at the University of melbourne have moved a step closer to identifying a broad spectrum treatment for the dreaded 'viral tummy bug' or rotavirus. These highly-infectious viruses...

International team discovers gene associated with epilepsy

...s who now leads genetics research for the country of Qatar. The two other family lines had been researched by Sam Berkovic, M.D., at the University of melbourne in Australia. "By sharing and analyzing data sets, we realized there was a common mutation in the PRICKLE1 gene in the family members with this fo...

Stem cell research to benefit horse owners and trainers

... In a potential breakthrough for the performance horse industry (such as racing and polo), melbourne scientists are aiming to harness stem cells to repair tendon, ligament, cartilage and bone damage in horses. Dr Paul Verma, from the Monash Institu...
Melbourne in Biological Technology

Winning University of Melbourne Ph.D. research boosts the search for sensitive sensors

Research that could lead to brighter LCD screens, more efficient solar panels, improved biomedical imaging and high-tech security sensors has won the University of Melbourne's Chancellor's Prize for Excellence in PhD. Dr Daniel Gomez, who completed his thesis in the School of Chemistry, has she...

1 nano-step closer to weighing a single atom

...ill be published online this week in Nature Nanotechnology. Professor John Sader from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of melbourne says that in the same way as a classroom ruler decreases its frequency of vibration when an eraser is attached, nanomechanical mass sensors work by me...

ROCK STARS OF SCIENCE: Prana's Co-Founding Scientist, Rudy Tanzi Teams up with Star-Powered Cast in GQ Photoshoot

...Stock Exchange in March 2000 and listed on NASDAQ in September 2002. Researchers at prominent international institutions including The University of melbourne , The Mental Health Research Institute (Melbourne) and Massachusetts General Hospital, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School , contributed to...

Big prize for 'small science' physicist

...ructures of materials at the nanoscale. Since graduating from the Royal melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University in 2001 and earning a PhD in 200...ls in Argonne, Illinois; Queen's College, Oxford, UK; and The University of melbourne as a Future Generation Fellow. She is currently an Australian Research C...

Independent Study Corroborates Prana's Strategy to Treat Alzheimer's Disease Patients.

...Research Institute and Laureate Professor of Medicine at the University of melbourne , said "these findings provide independent validation that this therapeutic...rchers at prominent international institutions including The University of melbourne , The Mental Health Research Institute (Melbourne) and Massachusetts Genera...

Cochlear Americas Provides Support for Cochlear Implant Recipients to Pursue Higher Education

...e Clark Cochlear Scholarship Foundation was established in 2002 in honor of Professor Graeme Clark, Department of Otolaryngology at the University of melbourne , for his lifelong commitment to finding a solution for the hearing impaired and his pioneering work in the field of cochlear implant technology. Awa...

Cytopia Letter to Progen Shareholders

...nger have your proxy form, you can request another proxy form from the company's share register, Computershare Investor Services Pty Ltd, GPO Box 242, melbourne Vic 3001 or register your proxy online at www.investorvote.com.au . (1) The Bioshares article is being provided for informational purposes only,...

NC State engineers discover nanoparticles can break on through

...duate students Arif Gozen and Bin Wei in the journal Nano Letters. They worked with engineers who designed the unique particles at the University of melbourne in Australia. The researchers used a special type of organic nanoparticle called a core-shell microgel in which the core of a cross-linked, or netw...

Quantum computing breakthrough arises from unknown molecule

...nsported by a single atom, but it was unclear what impurity was causing this effect. Physicist Lloyd Hollenberg and colleagues at the University of melbourne in Australia were able to construct a theoretical silicon-based quantum computer chip based on the concept of using an individual impurity. "The te...

William P. Sheridan Appointed Chief Medical Officer of BioCryst Pharmaceuticals

...lbourne Hospital in Victoria, Australia as Head of the Bone Marrow Transplant Service. He earned his MB BS degree (MD equivalent) at the University of melbourne in Victoria. Dr. Sheridan is a board-certified fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP), with a sub-specialty in medical oncolog...
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