10 of the Best NHMRC research projects – Thirteenth Edition describes 10 Australian health and medical research projects chosen from among the thousands of NHMRC-funded medical research projects underway in Australia.
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The projects featured here exemplify hundreds of successful high-quality projects funded each year by NHMRC. A short list of final reports from more than 900 completed grants was reviewed by a panel for scientific merit to select the 10 of the Best.
In this edition, we present the stories of researchers helping children with ADHD and autism to manage sleep, solving life-threatening childhood autoimmune diseases through genomics, and improving lung health of preterm babies. With cancer the leading cause of death by disease in children, we report on a project developing personalised immunotherapy for the cancers that particularly affect children and young people, such as leukaemia and melanoma, offering the potential for life-changing cancer control care.
Many researchers are driven to ensure health equity for all Australians. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people living in rural and remote areas of Australia can have specific health needs and poorer access to health care. This edition of 10 of the Best highlights several research projects that strive to work in partnership with Aboriginal leaders and health care providers to empower communities to improve their health and wellbeing.