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December 2005

Australian scientists join forces with European colleagues to research auto–immune diseases

The Minister for Health and Ageing, Tony Abbott, today announced that two Australian researchers will join forces with a European Union research team with the aim of developing new treatments for auto-immune diseases such as diabetes and Addison’s disease. Dr Hamish Scott, from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (Melbourne), and Professor Chris Goodnow, Director of the Australian Phenomics Facility (Australian National University), will receive $807, 435 under the...

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November 2005

Minister Announces $55 Million for Medical Research

The Commonwealth Government today announced more than $55 million for health and medical research through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). The Training Awards and Enabling Grants will strengthen Australia’s research into the causes and treatment of diseases such as multiple sclerosis, cancer, obesity, asthma, diabetes and heart disease. More than 280 grants have been awarded to 51 research institutes, hospitals and universities across the country. Part of the...

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October 2005

Clinical Trial to Reveal Costs/Benefits of Glucosamine for Arthritis Sufferers

A nine-month clinical trial involving 340 people with osteoarthritis of the knee has been commissioned to study the effectiveness of glucosamine, the Minister for Ageing, Julie Bishop announced today. The trial will be funded by a $450,000 grant through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). The grant has been awarded to a research team led by Dr Marlene Fransen at Sydney University’s George Institute for International Health. Ms Bishop said the grant was...

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South Australia highlights

Total funding $24.9 million The successful grants detailed below are just a sample of the grants awarded to SA researchers in the latest round of National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding schemes. information on the successful recipients Dr Xin-Fu Zhou: Spinal cord injury and repair Total amount awarded - $1,483,000 Dr Xin-Fu Zhou from Flinders University has been awarded a prestigious NHMRC Research Fellowship in recognition of his excellent work in brain and...

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WA Ageing-Related Research Receives $4.2 Million Boost

Western Australian research into the benefits of multivitamins, the side effects of medication and the long-term impact on the brain of congestive heart failure are among six ageing-related research grants to receive a $4.2 million funding boost from the Australian Government. The Minister for Health and Ageing, Tony Abbott, last week announced more than $290 million in funding for National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grants of which $28.4 million will fund research in...

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Ageing Research to Receive $22 Million Boost

Research into how changes to the brain can impact on our ageing population, the side effects of medication and the benefits of Tai Chi for older Australians are among 37 ageing-related grants to receive a $22 million funding boost from the Australian Government. Minister for Health and Ageing Tony Abbott last week announced more than $290 million in funding for National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grants. The Federal Minister for Ageing, Julie Bishop today welcomed the...

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Medical research to get $290 million boost

The Commonwealth Government today announced $292 million to fund more than 600 research projects in Australian universities, hospitals and medical research institutes. This major funding round will support health and medical research in 52 institutions across the country. This brings the Federal Government's investment in health and medical research through the National Health and Medical Research Council to around $450 million this year, double the 1999 figure. Australia is a world...

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Western Australia highlights

Total funding $28.4 million The successful grants detailed below are just a sample of the grants awarded to WA researchers in the latest round of National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding schemes. information on the successful recipients Professor Bill Musk: Asbestos associated diseases Amount awarded - $372,875 The World Health Organization estimates that up to 30% of working age people across the world have been exposed to occupational carcinogens such as...

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Victoria highlights

  Total funding $121.1 million The successful grants detailed below are just a sample of the grants awarded to Victorian researchers in the latest round of National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding schemes. further information on the successful recipients Dr Karin Leder: Health risks from drinking untreated water Total amount awarded - $925,563 The continued drought is placing increasing pressure on our water usage and the need to better utilise our most...

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Queensland highlights

  Total funding $43.2 million The successful grants detailed below are just a sample of the grants awarded to Queensland researchers in the latest round of National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding schemes. further information on the successful recipients Professor Lyn Griffiths: Genetic analysis of Norfolk Island population Amount awarded - $978,500 Migraine and cardiovascular disease are both known to result from a complex mix of genetic and environmental...

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