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Developing a cost-effective treatment program for obesity using dexamphetamine

Obesity is a major problem for our local population in Penrith. Access to treatment is limited due to lack of resources within the public sector. We are working on developing a 6 mo more...

Supervisor(s): Poulton, Alison (Dr)

Cohort study of teenagers with ADHD

There is a lack of detailed information regarding the long term outcomes of Australian teenagers with a diagnosis of ADHD as they progress into adult life. We plan to recruit and mo more...

Supervisor(s): Poulton, Alison (Dr)

Biology of Dipeptidyl Peptidase IV and related proteins

Research projects centre on mouse models of liver disease and obesity and on the delineation of inhibitors, substrates, biochemistry and in vivo expression and function of the Dipep more...

Supervisor(s): Gorrell, Mark (Associate Professor)

Improving weight loss outcomes via intermittent very low energy diets

This project aims to determine whether intermittent use of a very low energy diet (VLED) produces greater, more efficient, or longer lasting weight loss than continuous VLED use. more...

Supervisor(s): Salis, Amanda (Associate Professor)

Does fast weight loss influence cognitive function in obese adults?

This project aims to determine the impact of increasingly popular yet severely energy-restricted diets on cognitive function in obese adults. more...

Supervisor(s): Salis, Amanda (Associate Professor)

How reliable are body composition monitoring scales?

This project aims to determine the accuracy and precision of body composition monitoring scales that are commonly available to the general public (e.g. wireless tracking devices). more...

Supervisor(s): Salis, Amanda (Associate Professor)

Cartilage Volume assessed by MRI in Osteoarthritis

Current studies are focusing on the influence of knee trauma and obesity on cartilage and osteoarthritis outcomes as well as the effect of therapies like glucosamine. more...

Supervisor(s): March, Lyn (Professor)

Early signs of diabetes complications in childhood onset diabetes mellitus

Early signs of diabetes complications in childhood onset diabetes will focus on newer methods to assess heart rate variation, peripheral nerve function, colour vision and vascular c more...

Supervisor(s): Donaghue, Kim (Professor)

A weighty problem- how the protein TPD52 regulates cellular lipid storage

This project seeks to better understand why some cancer cells contain high levels of stored lipid, and whether this property can be targeted for cancer therapy. more...

Supervisor(s): Byrne, Jennifer (Professor), Chen, Yuyan (Dr)

Amino acid sensing mechanisms in human biology.

Amino acid sensing mechanisms determine how dietary protein regulates appetite and satiety, how feeding influences endocrine responses and how nutrition can direct cell fate in brea more...

Supervisor(s): Conigrave, Arthur (Professor)