Phenylketonria Research 'Evaluation of a novel treatment strategy for PKU' Children's Hospital at Westmead, NSW Awarded 2011 Co-funded by the Rotary Club of Pennant Hills "Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a genetic disorder caused by a deficiency in the enzyme, phenylalanine hydroxylase." Researcher Profile Naz Al Hafid is a biomedical science graduate from the University of [...]
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Stem Cell Research 'Derivation of skeletal myocytes from human embryonic stem cells' Monash University, Vic. Awarded 2011 Co-funded by the Rotary Club of Bondi Junction "Muscular dystrophies (MD) are inherited diseases characterized by progressive weakness and degeneration of the skeletal muscles that control movement." Researcher Profile Bianca Borchin is a PhD candidate at the [...]
Spinal Cord Repair Research 'The influence of neural factors on secondary conditions such as pain and fatigue in persons living with Spinal Cord Injury' University of Sydney, NSW Awarded 2010 Co-funded by the Rotary Club of Parkes "Spinal Cord Injury is a costly traumatic injury affecting approximately 10,000 people in Australia." Researcher Profile Dianah [...]
Prostate Cancer Research 'In Body Imaging BrachyVision: Improved Brachytherapy of Prostate Cancer Treatment' University of Wollongong, NSW Awarded 2010 Co-funded by the Rotary Club of Parramatta City "Prostate cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in men over 55 years of age and is the leading cancer in Australia and the US." [...]
Parkinson's Disease Research 'Conserved modifiers of Parkinson’s disease' Garvan Institute of Medical Research, NSW Awarded 2012 Co-funded by the Rotary Club of Dural "Parkinson’s disease (PD) affects 6.3 million people worldwide and is classified as the most common neurodegenerative movement disease." Researcher Profile Giedre Milinkevicute has been interested in Natural Sciences since school and [...]
Parkinson's Disease Research 'Secretion of the biomarker α-synuclein in Parkinson’s Disease' Florey Neurosciences Institute, Vic. Awarded 2010 Co-funded by the Rotary Club of Parkes "Parkinson’s Disease was first described in 1817." Researcher Profile Shoshanah Lonmuir undertook her undergraduate studies at Monash University, majoring in Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Genetics, before continuing to postgraduate studies [...]
Parkinson's Disease Research 'Identifying the pathophysiology and neural correlates of Freezing of Gait in Parkinson’s Disease' University of Sydney, NSW Awarded 2011 Co-funded by the Rotary Club of Parkes "Parkinson’s Disease (PD) imposes a major health burden, primarily due to an escalating risk of nursing home placement as the condition progresses." Researcher Profile James [...]
Mental Health Research 'Impact of depression, substance abuse and its treatment using oxytocin: An animal and human research study' University of Sydney, NSW Awarded 2010 Co-funded by The Hooton Family "A common feature of both depression and alcohol abuse is abnormalities in social behavior." Researcher Profile Daniel Quintana received his honours degree in psychology [...]
Youth Suicide Research 'Suicide in Australia: Determinants, moderators and treatment options for suicidal thoughts and behaviours' University of Newcastle, NSW Awarded 2010 Co-funded by the Rotary Club of Parramatta City "This PhD project will focus on the persistence of depressive symptoms and suicidal ideation and factors associated with depressive symptoms and suicidal ideation, across urban, [...]
Cancer Research 'Development of novel anti-tumour agents and investigating the role of metals for treatment of cancer' University of Sydney, NSW Awarded 2011 Co-funded by the Rotary Club of Liverpool West "With the limitations and undesirable side effects associated with current cancer treatments, research into iron chelators and the role of iron in the treatment [...]