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December 2006

Juvenile Diabetes Vaccine Trial Commences

Children at risk of contracting juvenile diabetes may soon be vaccinated against the disease by administering insulin through a nasal spray device if a Melbourne based clinical trial proves successful. The Commonwealth Government, through the National Health and Medical Research Council has committed $5 million to the Intranasal Insulin Clinical Trial. The vaccine has been developed by the Diabetes Vaccine Development Centre at the University of Melbourne in partnership with the New York based...

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November 2006

$4.4 Million in Dementia Research Grants

Studies on the effect of vitamin D supplementation on dementia and new models of care for Indigenous Australians with dementia are among National Health and Medical Research Council grants worth a total of $4.4 million announced today by the Minister for Ageing, Senator Santo Santoro. Speaking in Sydney today at the Australian Association of Gerontologists Conference, Senator Santoro said the research, funded by the Howard Government, would help future generations to “defend against...

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$5 Million for Research into Complementary Medicine

The Commonwealth Government will provide $5 million in funding through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to investigate the use and effectiveness of complementary and alternative medicines. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare statistics show that Australians spend around $1 billion annually on complementary and alternative medicines including vitamin supplements, homeopathic medicines and traditional Asian and indigenous medicines. This new funding is in addition...

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October 2006

Research Grants Target Social and Economic Factors on Health

The Commonwealth Government has announced $9.7 million in funding for eight innovative projects focusing on social, economic and environmental factors impacting on the health and wellbeing of Australians. The National Health and Medical Research Council grants meet the National Research Priority goals of Preventive Healthcare and Strengthening Australia’s Social and Economic Fabric. Areas covered by the research will include wellbeing in early childhood, breaking cycles of poor health...

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New Research Grants Target Obesity

The Commonwealth Government has awarded $3.4 million in National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding for three innovative projects focusing on preventing obesity in Australians. These grants are among eight grants, totalling $9.7 million, for research into the social and economic factors impacts on health. The grants are: Deakin University will receive $1.9 million to investigate the causes of increased obesity risk among socioeconomically disadvantaged women and children....

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$529 Million in Health and Medical Research Grants

The Government will provide $529 million in health and medical research funding, awarded through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), for new projects beginning in 2007. More than 850 grants will be made to support research in Australian universities, hospitals and medical research institutes.  It is the first time that annual funding for health and medical research grants has exceeded the $500 million mark. All grants have been awarded after an open competitive...

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September 2006

$6.2 Million for research on Asbestos-Related Diseases

The Commonwealth Government has committed $6.2 million through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to establish a new national research centre, the National Research Centre for Asbestos Related Diseases, and to provide funding for three years for 11 research projects The National Research Centre for Asbestos Related Diseases will be based at the University of Western Australia. Research projects will also be funded in Victoria and Queensland. Research projects include...

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Give community a say in health messages, says NHMRC

Information on health may be generally better received if consumers contributed to the planning and delivery of health information for their community, according to a new publication released today by the National Health and Medical Research Council. The resource, Guide to effective participation of consumers and communities in developing and disseminating health information, shows how successful promotion of health information is generated from partnerships with health professionals, consumers...

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'10 of the best' medical research projects

Research into diabetes, Parkinson's disease, mental health and cancer has been showcased in a booklet released today. The '10 of the best' booklet highlights ten successful research projects funded by the Commonwealth Government through the National Health and Medical Research Council. The research outcomes highlighted in the booklet have been internationally recognised and in some cases are leading the development of international practice. The booklet has been written for...

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August 2006

National Institute of Clinical Studies to join NHMRC

The National Institute of Clinical Studies (NICS) will be incorporated into the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) next year. The NHMRC provides advice to Government on the funding and development of health and medical research, public health issues and ethical conduct in research. NICS focuses on potential improvements in health care by ensuring the best available medical evidence informs clinical practice. The move should strengthen the translation of research findings into...

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