Story courtesy of The Examiner Newspaper, Emily Baker, Health Reporter,
29th June, 2016
University of Tasmania Faculty of Health researcher’s work into the links between smoking and lung cancer may help prevent the disease.
For 12 years Dr Sukhwinder Sohal, better known as Romy, has investigated a process called Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition in the airways of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
The process sees the airway lining or epithelium reprogrammed by smoking to do lethal damage, including scarring and narrowing of the airways, as well as promoting malignant change.
Dr Sohal’s dedication to researching Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition in smokers and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease saw him recently recognised by the American Thoracic Society as an outstanding young investigator. read more…
Can we use “Good Bacteria” to minimise the incidence of respiratory infections?
The bacterium Haemophilus influenzae commonly colonises the upper airways of healthy people yet under certain predisposing conditions it is also able to cause various lower respiratory tract and ear infections. These infections cause significant disease in individuals, are a major burden on the healthcare system and are not well controlled by either antibiotic therapy or vaccination. read more…
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Join us on Sunday 2nd October 2016 for the annual Run & Walk for your Heart 5K. Help us raise important funds for medical research into Heart health and grab your friends and family and participate in a great community initiative that aims to create awareness of Heart disease and the importance of regular exercise and a healthy lifestyle. read more…
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