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.
Preventative Health Flagship overview
The Preventative Health Flagship is working to improve the health and wellbeing of Australians through research into prevention and early detection of common chronic diseases.
Flagship research into prevention, early detection and intervention is uncovering new ways to improve the health and well-being of Australians.
Food security and safety
We work to protect and increase the efficiency of livestock and food production systems and to assure the safety, quality and sustainability of Australian foods.
Bioprospecting drives the search for foods with proven health benefits
Food Futures assays used to produce and identify new bioactives present in foods that have proven health benefits.
Current tests screen against risk-factors and biomarkers for coronary heart disease (cholesterol production and uptake, and blood pressure), colorectal cancer and inflammatory diseases. The challenge is identifying novel bioactives that may reduce the incidence of chronic disease.
Preventative Health cluster study fighting Alzheimer’s Disease
The Preventative Health National Research Flagship has launched a A$10 million research 'cluster' study into the pathogenesis and diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease in partnership with Neurosciences Australia, The University of Melbourne, Mental Health Research Institute, Edith Cowan University and The University of Western Australia.
Cohort study of stroke
Substantially reducing the millions of cases of stroke recorded worldwide every year is the focus of this collaborative CSIRO research cluster.
Colorectal cancer and gut health
Find out about Preventative Health Flagship research on improving gut health, and the prevention, susceptibility, early detection and diagnosis of colorectal cancer.
Kids Eat, Kids Play main survey begins
One of the most important surveys of children ever to be undertaken in Australia gets underway nationally today with thousands of phone calls to families across Australia inviting them to participate.
Obesity and metabolic health
Scientists in the Preventative Health Flagship are working to understand the causes of obesity, and developing strategies to manage and prevent it.
Our goal is to improve the health and wellbeing of Australians through research into prevention and early detection of common chronic diseases.