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This study involves the Tiwi people living on Bathurst and Melville Islands off the coast of Darwin. This Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population have undergone significant change in their lifestyle, and this has been accompanied by an enormous burden of disease including diabetes, hypertension and kidney disease.
In collaboration with the Tiwi people and Professor Wendy Hoy from the University of Queensland, the study explored the possibility that there may be a genetic basis to their renal disease.
Abstract adapted from Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Professor Simon Foote
University of Tasmania - Menzies Institute for Medical Research
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Hobart Tas 7000
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