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Tasmanian Dr Sukhwinder Sohal to research asthma-COPD overlap syndrome in state’s North West

05 Dec 2018

Jessica Willard – The Examiner, Launceston Asthma–chronic obstructive pulmonary disease overlap syndrome remains a common, but loosely defined condition. However, a new study by Tasmanian researcher Dr Sukhwinder Sohal, aims to identify the prevalence and burden of ACOS in Tasmania’s North West. While asthma and COPD are traditionally characterised as separate diseases, Dr Sohal said many patients often

Tasmanian researcher leads Clifford Craig funded study into pneumonia after surgery

Jessica Willard – The Examiner, Launceston If a patient develops a chest infection after surgery, they are five times more likely to die within a year of their operation. It is also expensive burden on the health system, costing upwards of $18,000 extra per patient. While previous research has demonstrated the complication can be halved with timely

Tasmanian disease specialist Katie Flanagan continues research into influenza immunity

14 Nov 2018

Jessica Willard – The Examiner, Launceston   Influenza is responsible for up to half a million deaths annually around the world. However, little is still known about why young children are far more susceptible to infection. Associate professor Katie Flanagan is hoping to change that, as part of a groundbreaking research project funded by the Clifford

Clifford Craig Foundation announce 2018 medical research grant recipients

07 Nov 2018

Jessica Willard – The Examiner, Launceston   Childhood asthma, type 2 diabetes and immunity to influenza are just some of the areas of medical research set to receive a significant boost in Launceston next year. The Clifford Craig Foundation announced the recipients of its 2019 medical research grants on Thursday, with eight new projects set to receive more

Professor Christine Jenkins presents at annual Dare Shott Memorial Lecture

29 Oct 2018

Jessica Willard – The Examiner, Launceston   Chronic lung disease can no longer be ignored. This was the message of Professor Christine Jenkins at Tuesday’s 20th annual Dare Shott Memorial Lecture, held at Peppers Silo Hotel. The head of the respiratory group at the George Institute for Global Health, Professor Jenkins is one of Australia’s leading female respiratory