24 Aug 2014

Media mentions

18/08/2014 Professor Sharon Lewin, Head of the Department of Infectious Diseases, commented on new research into HIV.  Sharon mentioned that although the research was done in mice, it was a significant step in HIV cure research.
The Conversation
 http://theconversation.com/shock-and-kill-approach-cures-mice-of-hiv-in-world-first-30528

20/08/2014 Associate Professor Edwina Wright, Department of Infectious Diseases, commented on an Australian study into the PrEP pill, a highly effective preventative pill for HIV.
Triple J






20/08/2014 Department of Gastroenterology's FODMAP diet and app research was mentioned.  The low-FODMAP diet has been mentioned as something to be "looked into", by people who suffer symptoms, but whose blood test for celiac is "negative" and Endoscopy, colonoscopy is "normal"
Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/zlata/fodmap-diet_b_5691994.html?utm_hp_ref=healthy-living&ir=Healthy+Living

21/08/2014 Professor Jayashri Kulkarni, Director, MAPrc, commented on new family violence rules that have been proposed in Victoria, which could allow for domestic violence victims to 'name and shame' offenders.  Jayashri said that there are privacy issues around being able to name offenders but they aim to bring perpetrators to account.
Radio Adelaide

21/08/2014 Professor Peter Gibson, Head of the Department of Gastroenterology, and Dr Jane Muir, Head of Translational NutritionDepartment of Gastroenterology's research into healthy diets for gut health was discussed.
Food Australia



21/08/2014, 22/08/2014 MAPrc's work, supported by De Castella Run for Mental Health 2014, mentioned.  Marathon runner Robert de Castella mentioned that the fun run, started in 1981, is one of the longest fun runs in Victoria and that the money raised will support the work that is done by MAPrc.  The fun run is to be held on Sunday 31 August.
ABC Radio