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18.10.2019

Improving mental health in palliative care

Delirium and depression: conditions too often seen in the palliative care setting are distressing, not only for the patient themselves, but for family, carers and medical staff as well. Research is currently underway into therapeutic approaches which could ease the suffering of palliative care patients with these conditions. Using melatonin to ease delirium Inability to…

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11.10.2019

Digital platforms bring new vision to mental health care

New online technologies are changing the mental health care landscape with a range of apps and web-based tools to help people better manage their mental health and wellbeing. Project Synergy and InnoWell With 99% of young people aged 16-25 years in Australia being active online and with 60% seeking information about mental health on the…

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02.09.2019

Caring for animals in medical research – a job you probably didn’t know existed

It’s not often you hear about the people working in animal research. Sure, there’s an occasional story about a new and promising drug which might mention it was initially tested on mice. But for the most part, people are unaware of how much work, and more importantly, how much care goes on behind-the-scenes in animal…

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19.08.2019

Franklin Women Part 2: Mentoring Program

It’s not always an easy road to travel when you’re working in medical research. This is particularly so for women who experience unique challenges. Unfortunately there is a point at mid-career level when many are leaving the profession resulting in an under-representation of women in leadership positions. Knowing this to be the case, Franklin Women…

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12.08.2019

Part one: Franklin Women’s Series

It is hard to believe, given its success, that only four years ago, Franklin Women was just an idea in one researcher’s mind. That researcher was Melina Georgousakis and the idea was to create a social networking platform for female health and medical researchers. Franklin Women arose from Melina’s personal experience in the research industry…

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