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Bacteria discreetly dwelling in throat main source of Strep A transmission

19 July 2023

Breakthrough research has found that Group A Streptococcus (GAS) infections are more likely transmitted from asymptomatic throat carriage than skin-to-skin contact in communities with high rates of infection.

Launch of Australian-first trial for young people with type 1 diabetes

11 July 2023

An endocrinologist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH) is leading an Australian-first trial that looks at whether an insulin nasal spray, coupled with an injection, is effective in slowing down the immune attack that causes type 1 diabetes.

O-Lab interns bring facial prosthetics into the future

10 July 2023

A team of O-Lab interns at the University of Melbourne has innovated the process for creating prosthetic ears at the Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH), saving prosthetists time, and improving patient experience.

Geographic disparities in uptake of care and treatment for hepatitis B across Australia

23 June 2023

Despite the effectiveness of hepatitis B care and treatment in reducing the risk of liver disease and cancer, significant gaps remain in access and Australia is not meeting National Strategy targets for coverage.

Artificial intelligence changes the way radiologists read scans

30 May 2023

New research led by the Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH) and the University of Melbourne (UoM) has shown that artificial intelligence (AI) user interface (UI) design can impact diagnostic accuracy.

Study shows benefit of universal genetic testing after breast cancer diagnosis

04 May 2023

A study of women just diagnosed with breast cancer has found many have identifiable and well understood gene abnormalities, and yet they are excluded from subsidised genetic testing that can guide their treatment.

Research finds First Nations populations at greater risk of severe flu

21 April 2023

New research has found that First Nations populations around the world are significantly more likely to be hospitalised and die from influenza compared to non-Indigenous populations. 

$5 million MRFF research grant awarded to progress treatment of heart disease

05 April 2023

A ground-breaking study led by the Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH) and the University of Melbourne (UoM) has found that coronary bypass surgery using arteries rather than vein grafts can lead to longer lives for patients.

New study finds thrombectomy benefits patients with large ischaemic strokes

13 February 2023

A recent study has shown that endovascular thrombectomy, a minimally invasive procedure that removes blood clots, can improve the outcomes of patients with large ischaemic strokes.

Palliative care research awarded $100,000 grant

03 February 2023

New research to enhance the timeliness and responsiveness of care for palliative care patients has been awarded a $100,000 grant by the Avant Foundation.