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…
Help fund medical research in Northern Tasmania
Your donation will not only help fund quality medical research into the health issues that affect the people within our community, it will also help attract researchers, higher degree students and specialist doctors to work in our region.
OUR NEXT EVENT:
Come and wander through the fabulous 'Jessiefield' gardens - 678 Pateena Road, Longford Saturday 19th November 2016 10am-4pm Entry $5 per adult - Children under 16 free Attractions include a variety of stalls and entertainment for all ages Refreshments available -...read more
Join us for an intimate conversation with well-known Australian cook, food writer and restaurateur, Stephanie Alexander AO.
Stephanie is regarded as one of Australia’s greatest food educators. Her reputation has
been earned through her 30 years as an owner-chef in several restaurants, the author of 15 influential
books, and for her ground-breaking work in creating the Stephanie Alexander Garden Foundation.
Join us for lunch, as Rachel Williams talks with Stephanie about her life and her new book ‘The Cook’s Table’.
Wednesday 16th November
Start: 12 noon
Venue: Hotel Grand Chancellor, Launceston
Cost: $75 per person, includes two-course lunch and a glass of sparkling on arrival
RSVP 8th November 2016 – or until sold out!
Stephanie will be signing copies of her new book ‘The Cook’s Table’ at the luncheon
The Clifford Craig Medical Research TrustVisit us at:
W.D. Booth Centre
Launceston General Hospital
Launceston Tas 7250
Ph: (03) 6777 6010