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Detecting those at high fracture risk

Deakin researchers have shown a weak link in the fracture risk tool FRAX.

What's new in Bipolar Disorder research?

On World Bipolar Day, IMPACT hosted a public seminar to outline the latest research.

Fractured lives

Men express less satisfaction with their quality of life after suffering a fracture.

Heavy metal and the blues

IMPACT researchers find a connection between cadmium and depression.

Muscle or fat?

Young men are less healthy than we thought - research shows an alarming increase in obesity.

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Dr Shu Fen Wong received an NHMRC scholarship to work on cancer treatment preferences.

NHMRC scholarship coup for Deakin

Wed, 12 Mar 2014 16:27:00 +1100
Four researchers from the Faculty of Health have received NHMRC scholarships. Read more
Ms Shae Quirk

Lifting the lid on personality disorders

Wed, 05 Mar 2014 10:45:00 +1100
An NHMRC scholarship will help Impact researcher Shae Quirk to uncover the mysteries of personality disorders. Read more
Dr Sharon Brennan

No bones about arthritis risk

Wed, 19 Feb 2014 09:38:00 +1100
Women with rheumatoid arthritis found to have greater risk of bone fracture. Read more

Man power lost as obesity grows

Mon, 06 Jan 2014 16:28:00 +1100
Obesity in men is clearly on the rise, but an even more alarming finding is that while body fat has increased, muscles and bones have deteriorated. Read more
Deakin researcher and psychologist Dr Lana Williams

Making the connection

Fri, 20 Dec 2013 17:14:00 +1100
Increased risk of bone fractures for those with psychiatric disorders. Read more
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Lee Astheimer

2013 - The year that was

Wed, 18 Dec 2013 10:10:00 +1100
Reflecting on a year of growth and achievement. Read more
Professor Julie Pasco

Geelong study challenges

Tue, 19 Nov 2013 17:36:00 +1100
Debate over international definitions for diagnosing osteoporosis. Read more
Deakin University Early Researchers Dr Vanessa Vaughan, Dr Weiwei Lei and Dr Sarah Shigdar with their awards.

Smart Geelong Researcher of the Year Awards 2013

Mon, 18 Nov 2013 22:43:00 +1100
Multiple prizes for Deakin University researchers. Read more
Professor Michael Berk

A New Approach to Bipolar Depression

Fri, 08 Nov 2013 17:37:00 +1100
Do you have bipolar disorder and are looking for something more than your usual treatment? Read more
This event showed easy to understand messages regarding healthy bones, and was based upon recommended guidelines promoted by Osteoporosis Australia, says Dr Sharon Brennan.

An oversized jigsaw

Tue, 29 Oct 2013 11:15:00 +1100
World Osteoporosis Day project engages with community. Read more
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