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Gluten for punishment: challenging non-coeliac gluten sensitivity

Professor Peter Gibson and his team set out to determine whether gluten causes problems in people who do not suffer from coeliac disease. The team found that short-chain carbohydrates called FODMAPs, not gluten, might be triggering symptoms such as bloating and stomach pain. The results have put some scientifically valid findings in this controversial area.

  • InFocus
  • 24 January 2017

The role of genetic variation in common diseases

Dr Joseph Powell and his team are investigating how differences in your DNA sequence impact on how disease starts and develops in the body. This NHMRC-funded research is important because it could lead to new approaches to prevent or to treat disease.

  • InFocus
  • 24 January 2017

Cancer research breakthrough reduces pancreatic tumour growth

Lead researcher Dr Phoebe Phillips, from UNSW’s Lowy Cancer Research Centre, said it was distressing for her colleagues when they had to inform patients that the best chemotherapy drug available could only extend their life for four months.

  • InFocus
  • 21 January 2017

Mitochondrial Donation Community Consultation: Public Forum - Melbourne

Public forums in Sydney and Melbourne will allow interested people to engage in person with the consultation process. These forums will be informative and will provide opportunities for people to discuss the scientific, social and ethical issues of mitochondrial donation with experts.

2019 NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation

Research Translation in the digital age: harnessing the power of data and analytical technologies.

Mitochondrial Donation Community Consultation: Public Forum - Sydney

Public forums in Sydney and Melbourne will allow interested people to engage in person with the consultation process. These forums will be informative and will provide opportunities for people to discuss the scientific, social and ethical issues of mitochondrial donation with experts.

2018 NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation

The 7th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation, co-hosted by the National Health and Medical Research Council and The REWARD Alliance, was held on 27-28 November, 2018.