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March 2019

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UQ‐Ochsner Clinical School’s Dr Yvens Laborde loves a good quote, but it’s one by Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw that he really takes to heart. “The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that’s the essence of inhumanity.” Shaw’s famous commentary on the nature of...
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Today the University of Queensland (UQ) Ochsner Clinical School graduating class of 2018 celebrated 2019 Match Day with a 93% Match Rate through the National Residency Match Program – a rite of passage in which medical school students from around the globe learn who has been selected or matched to a U.S. residency program for...
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Born in Adelaide but raised in northern Scotland, Dr Fiona Simpson joined the workforce at the tender age of 12. “After my father died, my mother was left to raise four daughters on a widow’s pension,” Dr Simpson explains. “It was a struggle, so I started working in petrol stations, washing dishes and cleaning out...
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“Unfortunately, exactly how vitamin D influences brain structure and function is not well understood, so it has remained unclear why deficiency causes problems.” Dr Burne’s team found that vitamin D levels affect a type of ‘scaffolding’ in the brain, called perineuronal nets. “These nets form a strong, supportive mesh around certain neurons, and in doing...
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