Research and Trials

Nutrients being trialled to manage OCD
Mental Health 15 Dec 2018

Nutrients being trialled to manage OCD

University of Queensland researchers are conducting the Queensland trial of a new treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder using an amino acid supplement.
New resource helps families assess childhood cancer clinical trials
Cancer 04 Nov 2018

New resource helps families assess childhood cancer clinical trials

UNSW medical researchers are developing a tool to support families who are deciding whether to enrol in a childhood cancer clinical trial.
Keeping our aged citizens safe from ‘superbug’ attacks
Infections 08 Sep 2018

Keeping our aged citizens safe from ‘superbug’ attacks

Failing to contain 'superbugs' across nursing homes can have serious consequences, as the elderly population of nursing homes have a greater vulnerability to health concerns.
Treating sleep apnoea could reduce dementia risk
Lungs 28 Feb 2018

Treating sleep apnoea could reduce dementia risk

Inadequate oxygen levels during sleep can damage the brain and increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, University of Queensland researchers have found.
Secrets of the brain may be key to understanding back pain
Chronic Pain 31 Jan 2018

Secrets of the brain may be key to understanding back pain

Researchers at Western Sydney University are seeking to discover why some people with acute onset lower back pain recover quickly, while others do not.
Lift less, gain more
Fitness 30 Oct 2017

Lift less, gain more

The belief that lifting heavy weights is necessary to build muscles is being challenged by University of Queensland researchers.
Smartphones in skin checks for early detection of melanoma
Cancer 02 Oct 2017

Smartphones in skin checks for early detection of melanoma

New technology could significantly increase early detection of melanoma. Researchers are seeking community volunteers to participate.
Learning to improve foot control in cerebral palsy
Children's health 27 Sep 2017

Learning to improve foot control in cerebral palsy

A device to measure foot control is being trialled to improve walking ability for adolescents and young adults with cerebral palsy.
Participants needed for new study into prescription-only opioid use in managing chronic pain
Chronic Pain 25 Sep 2017

Participants needed for new study into prescription-only opioid use in managing chronic pain

Seeking participants for a new study about the experiences of people who use prescription-only opioid medications to help manage chronic non-cancer pain.