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Alfred Deakin Research Fellow Dr Clifford Liongue is using the humble zebrafish to help in the fight against the blood cancer, lymphoma.
The zebrafish has been ideal for Dr Liongue who is examining the genetic underpinnings of lymphoma, with the aim of improving treatment, and perhaps getting closer to a cure.
Based in Deakinís School of Medicine at Waurn Ponds, Dr Liongue is researching the gene BCL6A and its interaction with the gene STAT5. During blood development, and in general immune function, both genes tightly regulate each other. Misregulation upsets the balance between the two genes, leading to human lymphoma Ė a cancer that begins in immune system cells and spreads throughout the body in lymph fluid.
Lymphoma is the most common form of blood cancer in Australia and the sixth most common form of cancer overall. It has two main types, Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin.
As part of their Food Service Management placement in their Master of Dietetics program, Stephen Keenan and Claire Saundry put together a calcium flyer for the Geelong Meals on Wheels program.
The flyer includes information on calcium intake requirements for people aged 70+ and will be launched at the Geelong Meals on Wheels Meeting on Tuesday 25 March.
For the first time, Deakinís School of Psychology has been ranked in the top 101Ė150 departments of Psychology in the world.
In 2013 the School made its first ever entry into the top 200. In just one year since then, it has substantially improved its standing, reflecting the strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research outcomes.
Deakinís School of Psychology is now the 3rd ranked psychology department in Victoria, after Melbourne and Monash, and the 3rd ranked (after Macquarie and Curtin) outside the Group of Eight universities in Australia.