Biomedical Research

Biomedical research within the PMBRC focuses on cancer, vascular health, diabetes and bone health research projects.  The applied research identifies sensitive biomarkers of disease presence, type and progression, for the purpose of early or tailored interventions.  Biomarkers being analysed include cytokines and chemokines, circulating vascular cells, leukocytes and cell-derived microparticles.  Gene expression and cell pathway activation in cancer patients is also being determined along with the immunohistochemistry of tumour tissue microarays (TMAs).