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Unmasking biological pathways for new anti-malaria drugs

Malaria parasites are growing increasingly resistant to anti-malaria drugs, with the current front-line drug, Artemisinin, showing signs of waning efficacy.  But research undertaken in the Host-Pathogen Interaction group led...

Infectious Diseases

Meet Alfred Deakin Professor Felice Jacka

The title of Alfred Deakin Professor is the most prestigious honour that the University can bestow on its staff. And recently, Felice Jacka’s position as an Alfred Deakin Professor...

Meet the team

Learning from viruses to boost protection

Meet Dr Vinod Sundaramoorthy. For him, viruses can be considered as friends or foes. His job – to understand which is which and how viruses invade and damage a...

Meet the team

Diet a vital key for roadmap to mental health shared care

A systemic shift in mental health care, including a greater emphasis on the role dietitians can play in mental health treatment, could be on the horizon if a national...

Food and Mood

You can’t bake the same cake twice

How twins can help us understand what makes us who we are We are writing to you to provide RSV members with some interesting new information about how twin...

Research news

PIMs list study steps closer to reducing medication-related harm in older Aussies

IMPACT researchers have narrowed down the lists of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) in a recent study that revealed Australian clinicians need to look beyond well-known PIMs lists and instead...

Research news

The network linking research to community

For the past nine years the Community and Research Network (CARN) has provided an opportunity for TRIALS researchers to connect directly with those who have mental and physical health...

Clinical Trials

Brain Capital: A New Investment Approach for Late-Life Well-Being

To solve late-life brain challenges spanning dementias, depression, anxiety, social isolation, workplace changes and disinformation — a novel approach is needed. Could an economic focus on brain health be...

Brain Capital

2021 Annual Report

The Institute for Mental and Physical Health and Clinical Translation (IMPACT) hit the ground running in 2021, navigating its way through the second of year of the pandemic to...

Institute News

3 reasons your teenager might skip breakfast – don’t fuss but do encourage a healthy start

As I sit at the breakfast table with 12-year-old Martin, awaiting his daily bowl of Weetbix, I ask him, “So, how many do you do?” With a cheeky grin...

Research news

Pint of Science 2022

Find out why we haven’t been able to solve the problem of Malaria, how better motorcycle clothing can be made to protect the body and how we could 3D...

Research news

Stress can cause heart attacks. Could tackling workplace bullying save lives?

The sad passing of Kimberley Kitching and Shane Warne (both 52) from suspected cardiac conditions has put a spotlight on the causes of heart disease. In recent days, attention...

Research news