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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Research turns to cold case specimens to unveil secrets in ear and lung health

Menzies School of Health Research will undertake a retrospective study of 20 years of ear and lung data with the aim of informing improved diagnosis, prevention and treatment options for Indigenous children with middle ear and lung infections.

Senior research fellow, Kim Hare, will analyse the many individual studies on Indigenous ear and lung health that have been conducted by Menzies’ child health researchers over the period. The research will be funded by the four-year Peter Doherty Australian Biomedical Fellowship that Ms Hare was recently awarded from the National Health and Medical Research Council.

Menzies’ collection of thousands of microbiological samples has been ultra-frozen for up to 20 years. Using some of the latest DNA techniques, and with appropriate informed consent, analyses can be performed that were not possible when the samples were initially collected.

Source: Menzies School of Health Research

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Richmond Hodgson
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Menzies School of Health Research
Mobile: 0408 128 099
Email: communications@menzies.edu.au

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Last updated: 14 November 2013
 
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