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This Menzies Research Institute Tasmania study involves the Tiwi people living on Bathurst and Melville Islands off the coast of Darwin. This Indigenous 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 will explore the possibility that there may be a genetic basis to their renal disease.
Abstract adapted from Menzies Research Institute Tasmania
Professor Simon Foote
Menzies Research Institute Tasmania
Medical Science 1
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