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Can twins tell us how men’s eating habits impact the next generation?

Researchers are hoping a new study involving male twins will help them better understand how a man’s diet affects the quality of his sperm and, in turn, what impact...


Gaining ground in the ‘never-ending battle with viruses’ 

Q&A with Professor John Stambas from our Infection, Immunity and Cancer theme. Professor John Stambas  Professor of Viral Immunology     What area of research do you specialise in?  The...

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Barwon Health Chief Executive Adjunct Professor Frances Diver and Deakin Vice-Chancellor Professor Iain Martin

Barwon Health and Deakin celebrate long-standing partnership

The research and clinical partnership between Barwon Health and Deakin University is marking more than two decades of achievement with the announcement of a new Clinician Scientist Pathway and...

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Sammy Russell

PhD Stories: Sammy Russell

Sammy’s PhD journey Sammy Russell’s PhD research at Deakin focused on medicine, specifically mental health and understanding treatment outcomes for people with co-occurring bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder....

PhD Stories

Nanoneedle breakthrough gives hope for cheaper cancer treatment

Australian scientists have successfully found a way to inject beneficial genetic material into white blood cells in a world-first breakthrough that could significantly improve treatment options for certain types...

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One ‘fingerprint’ at a time: Understanding neuroendocrine cancers

Cancer is a diagnosis none of us want to receive; however, scientific advances and a shift towards personalised, holistic medicines are resulting in improved survival rates. Up until now,...

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New dietary app for pregnancy to support child development and behaviour

Dr Dawson, from Deakin’s Food & Mood Centre, has led a team to develop the ‘Bugs & Bumps’ app which aims to support diet and gut health in pregnancy,...

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Barwon Health director of research Peter Vuillermin

Geelong experts research perinatal depression causes

New research has provided evidence that the inflammatory reaction of the immune system could be a risk factor for perinatal depression. Almost one in five women in Australia experience...


Barwon Health and Deakin join collaborative centre for mental health

Barwon Health and Deakin University are part of a new Victorian Government supported statewide partnership aimed at improving mental health and wellbeing support for adult and older adult Victorians....


Prabhpreet in the lab at Waurn Ponds

Meet Prabhpreet Kaur: winner of the Rex Williamson Prize

Meet this year’s recipient of the Rex Williamson Prize awarded to the highest achieving PhD student enrolled within the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment whose research involves...


How creative collaboration led to a cell therapy that repairs brains

A 10-year multidisciplinary collaboration across three Australian universities has resulted in the development of a water-based gel that improves the survival of cell transplants. In preclinical trials, the gel...

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Inflammation: how modern life is making us sick

Inflammation is the buzzword of the moment in health,  as more diseases are being linked to it, from depression to Alzheimer’s to heart disease. So, what’s driving our natural immune...

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