Monthly Archives: September 2016

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Melbourne’s new Mobile CT unit to reduce time to receive clot busting medications

A new initiative in Melbourne is set to improve patients' recovery and reduce the amount of brain cell death after stroke by performing CT brain scans in ambulances in people's home driveways rather than in hospital, which will allow faster delivery of clot busting medication - tissue plasminogen activator (tPA). Read on for more: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/mobile-ct-unit-to-cut-wait-for-lifesaving-aid/news-story/fa70e5d03d49824388d844de17f94349

Five minute research snapshot award winners

Congratulations to the CRE PhD students and postdocs who presented at the inaugural Five minute research snapshot competition on 9 September 2016. The presentations were entertaining, thought-provoking and interesting. Judges Erin Godecke and Michael Pollack found it too close to call, so our statistical expert Nadine Andrew provided an unbiased methodological approach to decide the winner. [...]