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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Preventative Health Flagship UPDATE
The Preventative Health Flagship’s goal is to improve the health and wellbeing of Australians through the prevention and early detection of chronic diseases. UPDATE is the newsletter containing current news from this initiative.