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October 2014

Establishing the NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research

The first step to establish a National Institute for Dementia Research was taken today. The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has opened an Expression-of-Interest (EOI) process for organisations interested in providing services to establish the institute. Health Minister Peter Dutton said the NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research was a cornerstone of the Australian Government’s $200 million commitment to boosting research into dementia. “We are...

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Cancer research receives $98 million boost

Research to improve our understanding the causes of cancer and to develop new treatments has received a $98.9 million boost following the announcement of new National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grants today. The research will explore a range of factors affecting the development, spread and treatment of a range of cancers including prostate, pancreatic and breast cancers. NHMRC CEO Professor Warwick Anderson was confident that the 156 grants would offer important insights into...

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$82 million for research into cardiovascular diseases

New research is set to deliver better treatments, prevention and care for people with cardiovascular disease, following the announcement of new National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grants today. The funding totals $82.4 million across 106 grants which span improving care and rehabilitation for people following a stroke, investigations into how to repair heart tissue damage, and better methods for preventing cardiovascular conditions. NHMRC CEO Professor Warwick Anderson said...

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$18 million of new funds to support innovative dementia research

Research to improve our understanding of dementia and how to better treat and prevent it has received an $18 million boost following the announcement of new National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grants today. The grants cover a range of innovative research projects, from genetic studies of twins, to studying the effects of an intergenerational activity program. CEO Professor Warwick Anderson acknowledged the importance of these grants and their potential to make real progress in...

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Researchers, communities, government and Not-for-Profit sector band together to improve Indigenous health outcomes

Health and medical researchers have teamed up with Indigenous community organisations, policymakers, businesses and others on the frontlines of healthcare delivery to help improve the health of Indigenous communities, as part of five National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Partnership Project grants announced today. The grants are co-funded by NHMRC and partners, which includes the Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory, Ngaanyatjarra Health Service, Ernst and...

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$54 million to support diabetes research

Research to improve the treatment and prevention of diabetes has received a $54 million boost following the announcement of new National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grants today. The 60 grants cover a range of innovative research projects, from studies exploring the relationship between artificial sweeteners and diabetes to research that seeks to prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes in children.  NHMRC CEO Professor Warwick Anderson acknowledged the importance of the grants...

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$12 million of innovative research to combat obesity

Exciting new research projects to better understand obesity and find ways to prevent and manage the condition have received a share of $12 million following the announcement of new National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grants today. The 18 grants each take a unique approach to tackling obesity, from transforming ‘bad’ fat into ‘good’ fat associated with leanness and weight loss, to exploring the interaction between genetics, dietary habits and weight gain...

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Research brings new hope for asthma sufferers

New research is set to deliver better treatments and better care for people with asthma, following the announcement of $12.5 million in funding for 18 new National Health and Medical Research (NHMRC) grants today. NHMRC CEO Professor Warwick Anderson spoke of the importance of these grants to help improve asthma management and prevention. “The prevalence of asthma in Australia is high by international standards, with 1 in 10 of us having asthma,” Professor Anderson said. “...

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$26 million to support innovative injury research

Research aimed at preventing injuries and improving treatments has received a $26.1 million boost following the announcement of new National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grants today. The funding is distributed over 27 grants to find ways to prevent falls amongst older Australians, better techniques for recovering from traumatic brain injury and ways to deliver better care for children following injury to reduce death and disability, amongst others. NHMRC CEO Professor Warwick...

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$38.5 million of research to find mental health solutions

Research to prevent, treat and manage mental illnesses has received a $38.5 million boost following the announcement of new National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grants today. The grants cover a range of conditions including depression, bipolar disorder, anorexia and schizophrenia. While some of the grants are focused on developing new treatments, others focus on preventing the onset of mental illness or better understanding the role of genetics and/or the social environment. A...

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Page reviewed: 31 October, 2014