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Research Update – Developing a new and improved urinary catheter

Combining his love of chemistry with medical science, Dr Ingo Koeper, Research Leader in the Centre for Nanoscale Science and Technology at Flinders University, is in the process of developing a urinary catheter with improved antibacterial properties. With a PhD under his belt and having been at Flinders for six years, Dr Koeper has always been interested in the relationship between chemistry and biology and the potential this has for medical research. read more

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Supporting Research that Changes Lives

A proud supporter of the Repat Foundation, World War II Veteran Paul Franche has a strong connection to veterans’ health. At the age of 94, Paul has been regularly donating to The Repat Foundation for many years and believes research is crucial to supporting not only veterans but the community now and in the future. read more

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Investigating breathing patterns in patients with Motor Neuron Disease

With the support of a grant from The Repat Foundation, Dr Vinod Aiyappan, Respiratory and Sleep Doctor based at the Repatriation General Hospital (RGH) is conducting a first of its kind trial investigating the breathing patterns of people with Motor Neuron Disease (MND). From the Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health, a Flinders University Centre of Research Excellence, Dr Aiyappan’s study aims to better understand the types of abnormal breathing patterns in patients with MND. read more

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Inspiring Patients through Art

Harbouring a 15-year long connection with The Repat Foundation, Veteran Russell Pick is honoured to be an Artist in Residence volunteer in Ward 17 of the Repatriation General Hospital as part of the Veterans Health and Wellbeing program. Recently Russell has been working tirelessly on designing a mural to honour Australian Defence Force personnel over the ages, and was mounted on the garden fence of Ward 17 in September. read more

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Dedicated to a brighter future for MND

Diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease (MND) in 2013 Mary Thomas, with the support of her husband Geoff, is taking the condition in her stride and using her experiences to help others through The Repat Foundation. Motor Neuron Diseases are a group of progressive neurological disorders that destroy motor neurons, the cells that control voluntary muscle activity. read more

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Tackling the Growing Prevalence of Prostate Cancer

While 20,000 new cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed across the country each year, this already alarming statistic is set to increase by about 50 per cent as the Australian population ages. A recent grant from The Repat Foundation is aiming to help cope with this rise in prevalence by supporting a new project led by Dr Michael O’Callaghan, Senior Researcher and Educator at the Urology Unit at the Repatriation General Hospital. read more