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December 2012

NHMRC warns thermography not demonstrated effective in breast cancer detection

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has added to warnings to consumers that thermography (thermal imaging) has not been demonstrated to be effective in detecting breast cancer. Today NHMRC released a position statement titled ‘Is there a role for Thermography in the early detection of breast cancer?’ stating that there is no evidence of sufficient quality to demonstrate thermography is effective for early detection or screening for breast cancer.  Mammography remains...

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$127.9 million boost for best and brightest medical researchers

Minister for Health Tanya Plibersek has announced $127.9 million for 151 grants for ground-breaking health and medical research across Australia. “The Gillard Government is very pleased to be supporting Australia’s best and brightest medical researchers as they undertake their vital work,” Ms Plibersek said. “Continued government investment in research enables development of effective new treatments and new policy solutions in our health system.” Ms Plibersek said...

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November 2012

NHMRC supports World AIDS Day

Thirty years since the HIV pandemic was recognised as one of the greatest international health threats in the modern era, World AIDS Day is an opportunity to raise awareness and encourage progress in HIV / AIDS prevention, treatment and care around the world. “While antiretroviral therapies have been developed to slow the progression of HIV, there remains no cure or vaccine. NHMRC’s funding supports research that will boost our knowledge of HIV and take us closer to a future where the health...

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Improved patient outcomes from innovative research

The creation of knowledge through research underpins improvement in Australia’s health service delivery and intervention. However, there is a significant ‘valley of death’ gap between discovery and implementation of knowledge from research. This gap slows the uptake of the benefits from research, for patients and for the operation of the health system. To reduce the gap, NHMRC CEO, Professor Warwick Anderson has launched an independent report on the Development Grants Scheme...

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H5N1 bird flu forum to tackle future epidemics

Leading H5N1 bird flu experts will meet today to discuss research to assist the Asia Pacific region’s response to future epidemics. The forum has been organised by the National Health and Medical Research Council.  Jointly hosted with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the forum will hear from leading H5N1 bird flu experts on the need for greater awareness of public policy, improved response to future pandemics and new innovations in vaccine development. “Australia...

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October 2012

NHMRC Research Translation Faculty – Launch at Symposium a resounding success

NHMRC CEO, Professor Warwick Anderson has officially launched the Research Translation Faculty (RTF), a major strategic initiative for health and medical research translation in Australia. The Faculty is represented by over 2,500 members made up of NHMRC supported Chief Investigators or NHMRC Fellows. The creation of knowledge through research underpins improvement in Australia’s health service delivery and intervention. However, it is widely acknowledged that there is a gap between...

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$68.2 Million Research Funding Boost for Mental Health

THE HON MARK BUTLER MP Minister for Mental Health and Ageing Minister for Social Inclusion Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Mental Health Reform Health and medical research into anxiety, eating disorders, depression and other mental health conditions will benefit from $68.2 million in new Australian Government funding. Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Mark Butler today announced funding for 104 National Health and Medical Research Council grants for new ground-breaking mental...

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$50 Million for Ageing Research

THE HON MARK BUTLER MP Minister for Mental Health and Ageing Minister for Social Inclusion Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Mental Health Reform Health and medical research into dementia, macular degeneration and other age-related conditions will benefit from $50 million in new Australian Government funding. Minister for Mental Health and Ageing Mark Butler today announced funding for 92 National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grants. “The potential of the projects...

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$290 Million Funding Boost for Victorian Researchers

THE HON CATHERINE KING MP Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Ageing The University of Melbourne and Monash University topped the list of funded metropolitan and regional universities in today’s announcement of $652 million grants for health and medical research. Parliamentary Secretary for Health Catherine King said the University of Melbourne was the most successful research institution nationwide, winning $89.1 million for 161 grants while researchers at Monash University will...

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$652 million boost for best and brightest medical researchers

THE HON TANYA PLIBERSEK MP Minister for Health Minister for Health Tanya Plibersek has announced $652 million for 1,141 grants for ground-breaking medical research across Australia. “Patients depend on continued government investment to keep Australians healthy and reduce the incidence of disease and suffering,” said Ms Plibersek. “Because of this investment, medicines are our biggest research-intense goods export, and are helping to build a stronger, more competitive and...

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