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Researcher: Dietis, ND (Dr Nikolas Dietis)

Fields of Research

Basic Pharmacology
Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Clinical Sciences
Medical and Health Sciences
Neurosciences
Higher Education
Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)
Central Nervous System
Traditional Chinese Medicine and Treatments
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology)

Research Objectives

Human Pharmaceutical Products
Human Pharmaceutical Treatments (e.g. Antibiotics)
Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
Nervous System and Disorders
Digestive System Disorders
Cancer and Related Disorders
Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health)
Nursing
Management of Education and Training Systems
Neurodegenerative Disorders Related to Ageing

Career Best Publications

Pharmacological characterization of the bifunctional opioid ligand H-Dmt-Tic-Gly-NH-Bzl (UFP-505); British Journal of Anaesthesia

Research Publications

Antinociceptive effects of the bifunctional opioid UFP-505; Proceedings of the Anaesthetic Research Society
Any place to engage students in learning and teaching in Health: The role of social media; Teaching Matters 2014
Characterization of the bifunctional opioid UFP505; Proceedings of the Anaesthetic Research Society Meeting
Cognitive enhancers:a 'smart' choice?; Pharmacology Matters
Controlling cancer pain: Is morphine the best we can do?
Heparin activity-assay of liposomal formulations; 4th Panhellenic Conference of the Greek Society of Pharmacology
Morphine dosing strategy plays a key role in the generation and duration of the produced antinociceptive tolerance; Neuropharmacology
Opioid receptor subtypes: fact or artifact?
Opioid receptor-dependent modulation of insulin-release in pancreatic beta-cells; UK Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biosciences
Opioids in Depression: Not Quite There Yet
Opioids in depression: not quite there yet; UK Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biosciences
Pharmacological characterization of the bifunctional opioid ligand H-Dmt-Tic-Gly-NH-Bzl (UFP-505); British Journal of Anaesthesia
Simultaneous targeting of multiple opioid receptors: a strategy to improve side-effect profile
Strategies to Reduce Morphine Tolerance in Cancer: Evaluation of the Bifunctional Opioid UFP-505
Stress-based animal models of depression: Do we actually know what we are doing?; Brain research
Tasmanian researchers hoping to turn the tables on opioid side effects
The domino that 'downgrades' the PhD; Pharmacology Matters

Research Projects

Bi-functional opioids as a novel cancer treatment; Cancer Council of Tasmania (CCT)
Development of a novel and innovative drug candidate for the treatment of cancer pain; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Fucoidan and cell cycle regulation

Research Candidate Supervision

Analgesic and Pharmacokinetic Studies of the Bifunctional Opioid UFP-505
Effect of Agmatine in a Mouse Model of Mitochondrial Optic Neuropathy.
In Vivo Investigation of Behavioural Influence of Six Bifunctional Opioid Ligands
In Vivo Pharmacological Characterization of the Bifunctional Opioid (UFP-505)