Biobank to aid disease prediction and diagnosis
CSIRO will launch a new collaborative research cluster in Melbourne today focused on establishing a ‘biobank’ of blood samples to be used in advancing research into the prediction and early diagnosis of diseases such as Alzheimer’s and cancer.
Put your family online to health
CSIRO is seeking Australian families willing to participate in a study which will help in the development of a range of computer-based, healthy lifestyle tools.
Dementia: early detection is key
CSIRO recognises the importance of studies like the report Access Economics recently released; “Making Choices – Future Dementia Care: Projections, Problems and Preferences”, for it informs planning in strategic research.
International recognition for a 'Living Treasure'
The first Chief of CSIRO Human Nutrition, Dr Basil Hetzel, has received the prestigious 2009 Pollin Prize for his research into the effects of iodine deficiency on brain developments in newborns.
Alzheimer’s disease breakthrough
CSIRO scientists have developed a new system to screen for compounds that can inhibit one of the processes that takes place during the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer’s disease research attracts first partner
The Australian Alzheimer’s disease cluster study – The Australian Imaging, Biomarker and Lifestyle Flagship Study of Ageing (AIBL) – has secured its first collaborative research agreement with a major strategic alliance partner, Pfizer Australia.
Are Australian children active and eating well?
The most comprehensive survey ever taken of Australian children’s diet and activity habits has revealed a picture of a generation where some children are eating a variety of healthy foods and are generally lean and active, while others are filling up on the wrong types of food and spending too long in front of the television.
New ‘CSIRO Healthy Heart’ book launched
CSIRO today launched its new publication – The CSIRO Healthy Heart Program – to help Australians reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease, which kills one Australian nearly every 10 minutes.
A$20 million for ICT innovation in healthcare
CSIRO today welcomed the launch of the Australian e-Health Research Centre (AEHRC) as a national venture, supported by A$20 million in funding from the Federal and Queensland governments.
Using biostatistics to detect disease outbreaks
An internationally recognised authority in biostatistics, Harvard University Professor Louise Ryan, is working with CSIRO researchers to help improve the way statistics are used to detect disease outbreaks in Australia.
Neuroimaging researcher wins Australia-Harvard Fellowship
An international recognised expert in medical imaging Dr Simon K. Warfield, has been awarded an Australia-Harvard Fellowship to travel to Australia to work closely with the biomedical imaging team at the Australian e-Health Research Centre on early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.
Gastrointestinal disorders under the spotlight
Research into new ways to treat inflammatory gut disorders and diarrhoea will come under the spotlight this week as part of a national Australian Gastroenterology Week (AGW) conference in Adelaide.