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Marking the markers of Alzheimer's disease (Podcast 23 May 2013)

Australian scientists are much closer to developing a screening test for the early detection of Alzheimer's disease.

Movement for more resistant starch in your diet (Podcast 26 Jun 2013)

Consumption of resistant starch leads to positive changes in the bowel and could protect against genetic damage implicated in bowel cancer.

Associate Professor Grant Brinkworth: improving health with diet and exercise

Associate Professor Grant Brinkworth is a nutrition and exercise physiologist who develops and substantiates diet and lifestyle programs to improve weight management, health and wellbeing in the community.

Maia x-ray microprobe elemental imaging system

Maia was developed to produce high-definition, quantitative elemental images with microscopic or nanoscopic detail in real-time.

One step closer to a blood test for Alzheimer's

Australian scientists are much closer to developing a screening test for the early detection of Alzheimer's disease.

Dr Sam Burnham: identifying biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease

Dr Sam Burnham uses mathematical techniques to study Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia. She works on developing early screening tests, biomarker discovery, quantification of disease severity and better understanding of the disease pathway.

Prof Manny Noakes: champion of health and wellbeing

Professor Manny Noakes is a key member of CSIRO's research team looking at diet, nutrition and health.She is the leader of the research team that developed the Total Wellbeing Diet, a scientifically proven approach to wellbeing and weight loss. Meet one of the key research scientists behind the development of the Total Wellbeing Diet.

Advance in bowel cancer test research

Australian researchers have developed gene expression biomarkers which can accurately discriminate pre-cancerous and cancerous colorectal growths from non-cancerous controls.

Uncovering early stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

A major Australian study has provided new insights into the loss of structure in regions of the brain and its potential association with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Putting Alzheimer’s on early notice

Australian scientists have presented key findings at an international Alzheimer’s disease conference this week. Their major focus is on early detection and discovering why the disease progresses.

Alzheimer’s protein puts top brains to the test

CSIRO scientists and collaborators have made major inroads in cracking a structure of the protein thought to cause Alzheimer’s disease.

Keeping your colon healthy (Podcast 08 Apr 2009)

Colorectal cancer, also known as colon or bowel cancer, is the second most common type of internal cancer in Australians, with over 12 500 cases diagnosed every year. (5:56)

When forgetfulness becomes a disease (Podcast 19 Jan 2010)

With life expectancies increasing around the world, populations are ageing and neurodegenerative diseases have become a global issue. (5:22)

Werribee, Vic (CSIRO Food & Nutritional Sciences)

Research at CSIRO's Werribee site is focused on food processing.

Melbourne: Highett, Vic (Highett laboratories)

CSIRO’s Highett laboratories in Melbourne’s south-east is home to advanced processing, materials and infrastructure research, sustainable ecosystems, and CSIRO's Victorian Science Education Centre.

Sydney: North Ryde, NSW (CSIRO North Ryde)

CSIRO's North Ryde site is in the heart of Sydney's hi-tech hub and near Macquarie University. More than 500 staff members work in mining, food, manufacturing, sustainability, health, petroleum and more.

health upfront

This publication brings you the latest research and innovation being achieved to address our national health challenges in colorectal cancer and diseases of the gut, brain health and obesity and associated diseases.

Fresh Focus

CSIRO's Lynne Cobiac has Australia's chronic disease challenges in her sights.

The CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet

CSIRO's Total Wellbeing Diet has now been produced as a book - published by Penguin - chock full of delectable recipes for a weight loss program that is successful and provides the nutrients required for health and vitality.

ASPREE Healthy Ageing Biobank information sheet

Read the information sheet about the ASPREE (ASPirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly) Healthy Ageing Biobank. (2 pages)

Spot: software for DNA microarray image analysis

CSIRO has a track record in developing innovative solutions to practical problems. Our Spot software, a microarray spot detection and characterisation package, helps researchers get better gene expression information. Spot 3.0 is free.

Early detection key to flushing out bowel cancer

Australians rank highest in the world for many things – especially sports, as we like to boast. What we don’t talk much about is having one of the world’s highest rates of bowel cancer. But good news is on the horizon, with advanced research that enables early detection giving hope to thousands.

Farewell thanks for the memories

Professor Richard Head retired as the Director of the Preventative Health Flagship on June 30 2012. Richard explains that, while this is his parting message, he isn’t saying goodbye just yet.

November 2012: Hendra heroes and a new test for silent killer (Podcast 20 Dec 2012)

Australian horse owners received an important boost in their fight against the deadly Hendra virus with the introduction of a vaccine, and a major step towards a more effective and reliable blood-based test for bowel cancer is announced.

WA to play key role in Alzheimer’s study

Western Australians will play a key role in a major Australian study aimed at better understanding one of the most devastating and deadly diseases, Alzheimer’s.

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