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Pharmacogenetics: prescribing antidepressants with genetic precision

A new spin-off company has been launched thanks to ground-breaking research from a Deakin team. Professor Ajeet Singh had an idea to refine the treatment of mental health disorders,...

Depression

Magda’s Big National Health Check on ABC

Magda Szubanski uncovers our physical and mental health challenges as a nation, and explores how we can all live healthier lives – herself included.   Professor Felice Jacka from...

Media

IMPACT researchers named in top one per cent globally

Thirteen Deakin University academics have been named among the world’s most influential researchers in their fields following the release of 2022 Clarivate™ Highly Cited Researchers™ list. Five of the...

Research news

From life science to neuroscience

A wide-ranging career in life sciences has created the perfect backdrop for Dr Kunal Dhiman and his research into the early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia.  Dr Dhiman...

Meet the team

Deakin’s IMPACT celebrates NHMRC Investigator Grant success

Deakin University projects that aim to improve the mental health of Australians have received more than $3.9 million in funding through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)...

Awards

Next-gen researcher wins prestigious Tall Poppy Award

Five of Deakin University’s future scientific leaders were honoured with a Victorian Tall Poppy Science Award during last night’s ceremony. Dr Tanveer Adyel, Associate Professor Shariful Islam, Associate Professor...

Awards

IMPACT joins the United Nations General Assembly Science Summit

After years of closed borders and virtual meetings, experts from around the world were finally able to meet face-to-face in New York City for the Science Summit at the...

Research news

Arming rural EDs with the best tools for mental health care

In a busy emergency department faced with a kaleidoscope of presentations, it is important that staff feel confident in treating every patient.  In 2020, the Australasian College for Emergency...

Population Health

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New ‘lifestyle’ guidelines provide more options for treating depression

An international research taskforce, led by Deakin University, has released the first set of clinical treatment guidelines for depression to comprise lifestyle interventions such as healthful eating, quitting smoking,...

Food and Mood

$1.94 million in Future Fellowships for research projects of national significance

A first-of-its-kind exploration of dopamine receptors to better understand development across the lifespan and creating nano-needles to deliver genetic materials into cell interiors – meet the next-gen researchers working...

Media

Finding new drugs to fight malaria

Malaria parasites are growing increasingly resistant to anti-malaria drugs, with the current frontline drug showing signs of waning effectiveness. Malaria is an infection of red blood cells and is...

Drug Discovery

Comorbid risk factors play vital key to blood-based dementia diagnosis

More than one million cases of dementia are projected by 2056, driving an urgent need to develop an accurate, clinically compliant and cost-effective early diagnosis of this debilitating disease. ...

Ageing