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LGH occupational therapists use grant to investigate rehabilitation needs

11 Dec 2017

A new research project beginning next year aims to improve the efficiency of getting patients into rehabilitation beds post-operation. The research is being conducted by Launceston General Hospital’s occupational therapy team, with a 2018 grant from the Clifford Craig Foundation. It will look at how to predict whether patients will need an in-hospital rehabilitation bed following knee

Launceston research into probiotic to prevent Haemophilus influenzae infections

04 Dec 2017

A Launceston scientist is studying the use of a probiotic to potentially prevent certain chronic infections. Dr Stephen Tristram is researching Haemophilus influenzae, a bacterium that has a level of antibiotic resistance deemed a “global threat to human health”. “This organism is a common inhabitant of our throats where it does us no harm, but under

Launceston doctor to study death following chemotherapy

27 Nov 2017

Originally from Normandy in France, Dr Axel Durieux has found a home for himself in Launceston. The Holman Clinic physician arrived in Australia 18 months ago, after working in Paris and the UK. He has received a 2018 grant of $11,642 from the Clifford Craig Foundation to study early death following chemotherapy. Dr Durieux will use digital

Clifford Craig Foundation grant to study zinc and insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes

20 Nov 2017

A study looking into zinc transporters in the body’s cells is underway, which will help scientists better understand insulin resistance in type 2 diabetic patients. University of Tasmania biomedical science lecturer Dr Stephen Myers is leading the Launceston study, which is being funded by the Clifford Craig Foundation. A 2018 grant from the foundation will allow the

Launceston doctor studying idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a fatal lung disease

14 Nov 2017

With Launceston now the national centre for lung pathology assessments in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a local researcher is collecting data from around Australia to better understand the fatal disease. University of Tasmania’s respiratory immunopathology research group head Dr Sukhwinder Sohal is using a Clifford Craig Foundation grant to study the underlying mechanisms of IPF, which