Improving the lives of patients with sleep disorders
With your help, Flinders is now home to a new $4 million high-tech sleep research facility.
The world-leading Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health has opened! It houses 40 sleep health experts and includes dedicated research and laboratory spaces allowing for a full range of human sleep research.
The specially configured bedrooms can conduct live-in sleep deprivation experiments.
And your generous support has provided new monitoring equipment to improve outcomes for patients with sleep disorders. Thank you!
A sleep research scholarship has also been established in memory of Professor Nick Antic, a dearly loved sleep expert who passed away in 2016. The scholarship will support an up-and-coming sleep researcher. We look
forward to announcing the scholarship recipient soon.
“Sleep is the most powerful medicine that we have.
Essentially, sleep works like a big garbage truck that comes through every night and cleans up all the rubbish in our brains.
If we don't get enough sleep, or have disrupted sleep due to a sleep disorder, not all the rubbish gets picked up and we can't function optimally.”
– Professor Danny Eckert,
Director, Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health
Antibiotics and improving outcomes for critically ill COVID-19 patients
Flinders University researchers are exploring precision antibiotic strategies to tackle the two areas of greatest concern in the fight against COVID-19
Help for those with chronic pain
Two new research projects are seeking to improve care and treatment for people suffering with chronic pain.
COVID-19 Research: Face mask trial to keep health care workers safe
A trial will soon begin at Flinders Medical Centre to test 3D printed face mask seals
COVID-19: New protective gown testing facility
COVID-19: New protective gown testing facility a boost for healthcare worker safety
Bring a FibroScan to Flinders and help patients at risk of liver cancer
One thing Rosemary knows for sure is the importance of early detection of liver disease and liver cancer. A vital piece of equipment – the FibroScan – is key to this.
Go Dry this July and help more people like David
If it wasn’t for regular scans and monitoring, David would be “completely unaware” of the three tumours growing on his liver.
Thank you for helping to keep our heroes safe!
Because of you, more hospital staff can now be fitted with the correct face masks to wear when caring for patients with suspected airborne diseases or respiratory infections, like COVID-19.
“We wanted to thank the nursing staff in the ward in particular as they went above and beyond for us to care for Dad.”
‘Cool’ new equipment prevents chemotherapy hair loss
Thanks to your generosity, the 56-year-old mother of two still has a full head of hair.
New sleep research scholarship
The inaugural recipients of a new sleep research PhD scholarship established in Professor Nick Antic’s name have been announced.