Respiratory

Respiratory research focuses on conditions including asthma, bronchiectasis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung cancer and the treatment of dyspnoea caused by a range of conditions.

Breathlessness
2 projects
Breathlessness is a key feature of many respiratory diseases. Also known as 'dyspnoea', it can also occur in heart disease, advanced cancer and as a consequence of obesity...
How the lungs work
1 project
The lungs are one of the hardest-working organs in the body. They expand and contract up to 20 times a minute to supply oxygen to be distributed to tissue all…
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
1 project
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic and ultimately fatal disease characterized by a progressive decline in lung function. The term pulmonary fibrosis means scarring of lung tissue and is…
Interstitial Lung Disease
1 project
Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD), also known as Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Disease (DPLD) refers to a group of lung diseases affecting the interstitium (the tissue and space around the air sacs…
Motor Neurone Disease
1 project
Motor neurone disease (MND) is the name given to a group of diseases in which nerves gradually deteriorate. The nerves affected are those that control muscles used to move, speak,…
Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome
1 project
Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome (OHS) is a breathing disorder that occurs when people who are obese experience a drop in their blood oxygen levels because of hypoventilation, meaning that not enough…
Pulmonary Rehabilitation
1 project
Pulmonary rehabilitation is a program that includes exercise, education and support. Also known as 'exercise training', it is a treatment for any chronic lung disease involving breathlessness and/or fatigue. A…
Sleep in Spinal Cord Injury
1 project
Spinal cord injury (SCI) results in the loss of feeling and movement in the body. This can be below the chest (paraplegia) or below the neck (quadriplegia). This catastrophic injury…


ARIELARIEL

Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a chronic lung condition that causes stiff lungs and restricts sufferers from taking a deep breath. Exercise in a gym, or swimming, walking or riding a bike, can help...

HEALTHY MALES AND FEMALES WANTED FOR SLEEP STUDYHEALTHY MALES AND FEMALES WANTED FOR SLEEP STUDY

Interested to participate in a study investigating the effect of fatigue on driving performance?

Notch monitoring in sleepNOTCH MONITORING IN SLEEP

Sleep apnea is a condition where breathing is abnormal during sleep. There are two main forms of sleep apnea: obstructive and central. For obstructive sleep apnea, breathing is reduced because the airway...

A/Prof Mark Howard is listed in 'the Australian'A/PROF MARK HOWARD IS LISTED IN 'THE AUSTRALIAN'

The Australian's Research magazine names the top researcher and top research institution in each field of research, based on the number of citations for papers published in the top 20 journals in each field over the past five years.

Prof Anne Holland wins the 2022 ERS Allied Health medalPROF ANNE HOLLAND WINS THE 2022 ERS ALLIED HEALTH MEDAL

Congratulations Anne Holland for winning the ERS Mid-Career Gold Medal for Allied Health Professionals in recognition of her potential for further outstanding research within a field of the allied health professions. Well Done Anne!

IBAS Success in 2022 AMRF Research Grant SchemeIBAS SUCCESS IN 2022 AMRF RESEARCH GRANT SCHEME

Congratulations to the following IBAS staff members who have been successful in obtaining research funding from the Austin Medical Research Foundation (AMRF) for 2022.

Dr Marnie Graco receives the Rob Pierce grantDR MARNIE GRACO RECEIVES THE ROB PIERCE GRANT

Honouring a legacy: The prestigious 2021 Rob Pierce Grant in Aid is awarded to Dr Marnie Graco, a physiotherapist and implementation scientist from IBAS.

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