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Genetic studies investigating the cause of the Tiwi Islanders renal disease

 

Overview

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

Contacts

Professor Simon Foote
Honorary Fellow
Menzies Research Institute Tasmania
Medical Science 1
17 Liverpool Street
Hobart Tas 7000
Ph: (03) 6226 7700
Fax: (03) 6226 7704
Email: simon.foote@mq.edu.au
Email: enquiries@menzies.utas.edu.au

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Last updated: 11 December 2013
 
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