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Focussing on Australia's second biggest killer

Substantially reducing the millions of cases of stroke recorded worldwide every year is the focus of a new collaborative CSIRO research 'cluster' being launched in Melbourne today.

Helping kids who play computer games to be active

CSIRO has developed computer software that aims to encourage children to be more active when playing computer games.

Dieters wanted for website trial

Australians who are serious about losing weight are being asked to help CSIRO develop a web-based diet management program.

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.

Gaming technology to make colonoscopies safer

CSIRO is using the latest in computer gaming technology to help reduce the incidence of one of the most common cancers in Australia – bowel cancer.

Helping parents improve their childrens’ health

CSIRO scientists in Adelaide are undertaking a study to test simple strategies to help parents get their kids off the couch and provide them with healthier foods.

CSIRO launches its ‘Wellbeing Plan for Kids’ book

CSIRO will launch its new publication, The CSIRO Wellbeing Plan for Kids, at Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Markets at 10am today.

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.

Valentine’s Day – some heart-felt advice on health

One of Australia’s leading nutritionists is urging Australians to think about their hearts in a different way this Valentine’s Day – keeping them healthy with the CSIRO Healthy Heart Program.

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.

Advance towards early Alzheimer’s diagnosis

An Australian research project has found a way to bring forward the detection of early stage Alzheimer’s disease by up to 18 months.

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.

Cells, DNA and diet – how do they work together?

The question of how the food we eat influences the behaviour of our cells – including our genes – is the focus of a major international conference that starts today in Melbourne.

CSIRO study: high protein diet better for waist loss in men

A new CSIRO study has found that overweight and obese men can lose weight effectively and safely on a high protein diet.

CSIRO welcomes World Cancer Research Fund Report linking obesity and cancer

CSIRO supports the latest World Cancer Research Fund Report highlighting obesity as a major risk factor for a range of cancers.

CSIRO seeks Tasmanian volunteers to test online Total Wellbeing Diet

CSIRO is calling for volunteers in Tasmania to participate in a study into delivering the highly acclaimed CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet via the web.

Major Australian Alzheimer’s study launched

A major Australian study to better understand the devastating and deadly Alzheimer’s disease is being launched in Melbourne today.

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.

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