Dementia, bowel cancer and glaucoma are among diseases to be addressed by researchers at Flinders with National Health and Medical Research Council funding of nearly $5.1 million.
A person’s chance of developing glaucoma – the leading cause of blindness worldwide – could now be easier to predict following the discovery of new disease-related genes by Flinders researchers.
Flinders University researcher Dr Tiger Zhou has won a prestigious Lions Medical Research Foundation Scholarship in Medicine to search for genes that cause glaucoma.
Researchers from Flinders University are looking into the past to predict whether some people in the early stages of glaucoma are likely to go blind in the future.
Two projects which tackle the leading causes of blindness and vision loss are among 13 projects sharing a total of $6,215,636 of NHMRC funding.
Flinders University researchers are trying to determine exactly how eye disease affects quality of life in a bid to target and improve treatments.
An Australian research team led by Flinders University researchers has discovered two new genes that could open the way to new treatments for blinding glaucoma.