$80,000 worth of research grants awarded for nine projects

Monday, 19 February, 2001

Health Minister Wendy Edmond today announced $80,000 worth of Royal Brisbane Hospital Research Foundation grants for nine research projects in Queensland.

Ms Edmond said the grants were for research in a range of health areas including cancer, intensive care, infectious diseases, liver disease and ophthalmology research. Royal Brisbane Hospital Research Foundation Grants for 2001.

1.Associate Professor R A Gardiner: Use of gene profiling to study the behaviour of prostate cancers

2.Dr Marissa Bartlett: Migration of human dendritic cells following reinjection: comparison of subcutaneous, intradermal and intravenous routes of administration using radiolabelling techniques

3.Dr Margaret Cummings: Quantification of Her-2 gene and protein levels in breast cancer

4.Dr Raylene Bowman: Predicting the outcome of lung resection in patients with lung cancer

5.Dr Kenneth Hutchinson: The effect of cyclosporin in treating dry eye

6.Dr Graeme Macdonald: Insulin sensitivity and hepatic steatosis

7.Dr Emma McBryde: Invasive candida infection; immunity and improved diagnosis

8.Dr Bala Venkatesh: Adrenal dysfunction in critical illness - a study of the dynamics and temporal profile of cortisol secretion in critical illness

9.Dr Bala Venkatesh: Relationship between cerebrospinal fluid lactate concentrations and intracranial pressure in neurotrauma

Item provided courtesy of Science Industry

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