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28 Mar 2014
Dr Seb Dworkin on his scientific ‘fishing
expedition’ with zebrafish embryos,
teasing out the genetic origin of cranio-
The alternative is to prevent the defect from occurring in the first place, which means its cause must be understood. The problem stems from an error in the genetic instructions for the facial formation. However, which genes? Which sequences? What affects the genes? There are hundreds of possible causes, and without knowing exactly which genes are involved in the process of embryo formation, it will not be possible to develop preventive gene therapies.
Your active contribution to medical research is highly valued! Invitation to participate in CCS research studies
|Image: Debbra Sweet|
27 Mar 2014
The purpose of this study is to investigate the use of the medication Ondansetron as an adjunctive or add-on therapy to existing anti-psychotic medication in the treatment of schizophrenia symptoms. Ondansetron is a well established medication which is approved in Australia for the treatment of drug-induced nausea and vomiting. However, various case studies and clinical studies have shown Ondansetron to also be effective in the treatment of symptoms associated with persistent schizophrenia.
The Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc) is seeking volunteers who are currently experiencing depression to help us investigate a new antidepressant treatment. This study is looking at whether cognitive control training can help alleviate the symptoms of depression. It is also investigating whether a mild form of brain stimulation called transcranial electrical stimulation can be used to boost the impact of cognitive control training. Transcranial electrical stimulation is a safe, mild and non-invasive means of stimulating nerves cells in the brain.
Participants sought: The role of wheat gluten in causing gastrointestinal symptoms and changes to mental health
We are looking for participants who:
- Have found that following a gluten-free diet has relieved their gut symptoms
- Have found that following a gluten free diet makes them feel better
- Have had coeliac disease ruled out
- Have currently well-controlled symptoms
- Are adherent to a strict gluten-free diet