The Raine Medical Research Foundation has awarded The University of Notre Dame Australia School of Health Sciences a $175,000 Priming Grant for ground breaking research into therapies for neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease (PD), using peptides rich in the amino acid, arginine.
Last night (Wednesday 4 December) members of The University of Notre Dame Australia community came together to celebrate this year’s graduands and the end of another successful academic year at a special Graduation Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney.
A major new research project will investigate how digital tools can be used safely and effectively to help people manage their weight, and so tackle the obesity crisis both in Australia and globally.
Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) is a condition where a person’s motor coordination is below the expected level for their age and is estimated to be present in between 5-15% of primary school aged children1. But the perception of DCD being a childhood condition has led to a lack of research on the lifelong consequences for sufferers as they pass through adolescence and adulthood, and it is in this area that Jocelyn Tan’s early feasibility and efficacy work was awarded best presentation from the 2019 Child Health Symposium Consumer Involvement Session run by the Child and Adolescent Health Service.
The Word Health Organisation this year identified climate change and air pollution as the top threat to human health globally, a threat clearly visible in the poor air quality currently being experienced in Eastern Australia due to the bushfires. Last week three medical colleges declared climate change to be a public health emergency.