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December 2013

NHMRC warns of the risks associated with unproven stem cell therapies in Australia and overseas

The National Health and Medical Research Council has warned that unproven stem cell treatments available in Australia and overseas could pose risks to the health and well-being of patients.  Today, NHMRC released ‘Stem Cell Treatments – a Quick Guide for Medical Practitioners’ and the patient-targeted document ‘Stem Cell Treatments – Frequently Asked Questions’. These documents inform medical practitioners and their patients about the stem cell...

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Ten of the Best Research Projects 2013

New and improved vaccines to counter devastating infectious diseases, ways to lessen the side effects of chemotherapy and the ability to manipulate the body’s immune system to fight off disease – these are the aims and results of ground-breaking research undertaken in Australia. They continue Australia’s long and enviable record in medical research which has significantly contributed to some of the world’s most important medical discoveries. They feature in the...

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October 2013

Top researchers recognised with NHMRC Excellence Awards

Top ranked researchers investigating cardiovascular and autoimmune diseases, sexually transmitted infection and hospital-acquired pathogens have been recognised for their outstanding contribution by Australia’s peak body for health and medical research. The National Health and Medical Research Council has presented 20 Excellence Awards to the highest ranking applicants in their funding schemes. “The Excellence Awards recognise and reward achievement in the highly competitive health...

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Neural spider web researchers receive NHMRC Science to Art Award 2013

A University of Sydney research team investigating how low level laser used clinically induces analgesia in patients with chronic pain has been awarded the National Health and Medical Research Council’s Science to Art Award 2013. The winning image was created by dye labelling cell membranes and depicts a ‘neural spider web’ of cultured dorsal root ganglion neurons (DRGs), Schwann and satellite cells from rats. The research team worked together at the Brain and Mind Research...

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Human molecular geneticist recognised with NHMRC Outstanding Contribution Award

A national leader in the field of human molecular genetics has been awarded the National Health and Medical Research Council’s 2012 Outstanding Contribution Award. NHMRC established the Outstanding Contribution Award to acknowledge long-term contribution, individual commitment and support to NHMRC, and health and medical research. This year NHMRC has recognised University of Sydney Professor Ron Trent for his extensive involvement in NHMRC peer review since the mid-1980s. Professor Trent...

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Novel approach to pain recognised with NHMRC Marshall and Warren Award

A researcher whose work challenges our understanding of pain has been awarded the National Health and Medical Research Council’s 2012 Marshall and Warren Award. NHMRC has recognised University of South Australia Professor Lorimer Moseley for research that could help uncover more effective solutions for treating acute pain and prevent it from developing into chronic pain. “The Marshall and Warren Award acknowledges innovative research that may otherwise have difficulty attracting...

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Leading fertility researcher receives NHMRC Ethics Award

A leader in the field of fertility has been awarded the National Health and Medical Research Council’s 2012 Ethics Award. NHMRC has recognised Prince Henry's Institute Professor Jock Findlay for his significant contribution to high ethical standards health and medical research at a national level. His work with the NHMRC led the development of the ethical guidance of the use of human embryos in medical research. “Professor Findlay has been a leader in the development of...

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$559.1 million for health and medical research

Today, the Prime Minister the Hon Tony Abbott MP announced $559.1 million to Australian health and medical researchers to generate new health discoveries across Australia. The new funding will support 963 grants across three National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) research support schemes and five fellowship schemes.  For these schemes NHMRC received over 5,000 applications with 19% of these being funded. The importance of tackling national health priorities to researchers is...

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July 2013

Members of Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases to fund landmark research initiative to reduce impact of diabetes

Diabetes is now one of the most common non-communicable diseases (NCDs) globally. With the burden of this chronic non-communicable disease ever increasing, members of the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) will issue a call for research proposals that address the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes. The focus will be on implementation and intervention research in low- and middle income countries, vulnerable populations in high-income countries and indigenous populations in...

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New edition of the Australian code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes

All researchers and teachers in Australia considering the use of animals for scientific purposes are required to adhere to the new 8th edition of the Australian code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes. If animals need to be used, the new edition outlines how they must be cared for and treated. The new edition of the Code provides clearer, stronger and up-to-date information on the ethical, humane and responsible care and use of animals for scientific purposes. It outlines...

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