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Reflecting on asthma research on World Asthma Day

06 May 2019

An initiative by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA), World Asthma Day is held on the first Tuesday of May each year and aims to improve asthma awareness and care around the world. Today, the Clifford Craig Foundation reflects on their two ongoing studies contributing to asthma research. Asthma is a long-term condition of the lungs where

Launceston researcher’s key finding on fatal lung disease

04 Apr 2019

Sue Bailey – The Examiner, Launceston A landmark study, led by a Launceston researcher, could change the way a fatal lung disease is managed and lead to new treatments and prevention. Dr Sukhwinder Sohal said research into Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) had for the first time identified a new biomarker or protein produced as part of the

2019 Flu Season | When to Vaccinate

28 Mar 2019

The on-set of cooler weather in Tasmania prompts discussion of cold and flu, and of course, when to get your flu shot.  A record 11 million Australians got a flu shot last year – nearly a third more than the previous year. In 2018, 58,824 cases of influenza were reported, compared to nearly 250,000 cases in 2017. It is not possible

Tasmanian-led study suggests e-cigarettes and heat-not-burn products are as equally toxic to lungs

08 Mar 2019

Jessica Willard – The Examiner, Launceston Smoking e-cigarettes or “vaping” could be just as harmful as regular cigarettes, a new study has found. Published in the European Respiratory Journal of Open Research, the study is the first of its kind to directly compare heat-not-burn products with e-cigarettes and traditional tobacco cigarettes. Led by the University of Tasmania’s Respiratory Translational Research Group’s Sukhwinder Sohal, the study found

Tasmanian Dr Stephen Myers continues research aimed at preventing type 2 diabetes

05 Dec 2018

Jessica Willard – The Examiner, Launceston New research into insulin resistance aims to unlock a window of opportunity in preventing type 2 diabetes. University of Tasmania biomedical science lecturer Dr Stephen Myers’ latest study explores the zinc activation of the enzymes responsible for insulin signalling. With support from the Clifford Craig Foundation, Dr Myers aims to target the clinical prevention