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Preventative Health

Our goal is to improve the health and wellbeing of Australians through research into prevention and early detection of common chronic diseases.

Antioxidants and heart health in type 2 diabetes

We are looking for volunteers to participate in a study that will compare the effects of different natural antioxidants on heart health in people with type 2 diabetes.

Adelaide: SAHMRI (SA)

CSIRO research at the SAHMRI facility encompasses food and nutritional sciences and clinical and community studies, which include trials conducted at the nutrition and health research clinic.

Can we improve health and cognition with vitamin B12?

Can we prevent cognitive decline? We need your help to find out.

Getting to the guts of digestive disease

New research may have uncovered new opportunities to develop therapies for digestive diseases, thanks to CSIRO developed technology.

Animal and human health

AAHL has evolved over the years to keep pace with disease trends. We now work to find solutions to infectious diseases affecting people as well as animals.

Health and Wellbeing

In the human body, in the home, in healthcare and beyond, our research and technologies are addressing Australia’s health challenges.

Impromy Health and Weight Management Program

The Impromy Program is a health and weight management program currently being clinically tested by CSIRO for use in the pharmacy. The program is planned to be launched in the middle of 2014.

Flagship postgraduate scholarships

National Research Flagships offer full and top-up Flagship Postgraduate Scholarships to high quality students who wish to work on a Flagship research project.

Media Releases

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Can we prevent cognitive decline?

Can we prevent cognitive decline? We need your help to find out.

About National Research Flagships

Improving lives, through partnerships focused on Australia's most significant challenges and opportunities.

Fish oils for good health

Healthy fish oils, also known as long chain omega-3 fatty acids, have earned the reputation as one of the best bioactives yet discovered.

Future Alzheimer's blood test from advanced data analysis

To detect Alzheimer's disease early and allow earlier treatment, our researchers are using new data analytics techniques to identify what a future blood test should look for.

Microencapsulating bioactives

Developments in microencapsulation technology are creating new applications and opportunities in the food and nutraceutical industries.

The CSIRO and Baker IDI Diabetes Recipe Book

This new collection of recipes will help you improve your health, manage your weight and feed your family and friends healthy, satisfying and tasty food.

Canberra: Acton, ACT (Australian National University)

The campus of The Australian National University is home to the Canberra-based staff of CSIRO Computational Informatics.

CSIRO sends bird flu test kits to Asia (Podcast 13 Jun 2013)

CSIRO virologists have prepared and distributed reagent kits to South-East Asian countries as part of a UN Food and Agriculture Organisation program to allow poultry populations to be tested for the emerging bird flu virus.

Boosting the frontline fight against the Hendra virus

Equivac® HeV–the first vaccine to protect Australian horse owners and the equine industry against the deadly Hendra virus.

Bowel cancer survey

A Preventative Health Flagship survey on bowel cancer.

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.

Flagship clusters

The National Research Flagships Program is one of the largest scientific initiatives ever mounted in Australia. Clusters, which are the main element of the Flagship Collaboration Fund offer opportunities for collaborations in areas of national importance.

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.

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