Winning partners welcome national children’s survey news
Today's announcement by the Minister for Health and Ageing, the Hon Tony Abbott, of the first national nutrition and physical activity survey in more than a decade, has been welcomed by CSIRO and the University of South Australia.
Data safety expert appointed Flagship fellow
CSIRO’s Preventative Health National Research Flagship has appointed Queensland data safety expert Professor Peter Croll to ensure the security of its innovative technology which allows the linking of diverse health databases, creating a powerful research tool for population health research and better patient treatment.
Total Wellbeing Diet is beneficial for public health
CSIRO stands by the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet which is based on a number of scientific trials, and is scientifically proven, the Group Executive of Agribusiness and Health, Dr Alastair Robertson said today.
A Wellbeing Plan for Aussie Kids has been developed by CSIRO to provide parents with information on healthy foods and habits. A printed fridge magnet of this plan was distributed to every primary school child in Australia in September 2007.
Health and wellbeing brochure
Download this brochure to find out more about how CSIRO is improving the health and wellbeing of Australians through research into prevention, early detection, and better treatment of diseases and other degenerative conditions. (8 pages)
Adelaide: Kintore Avenue (SA)
Research at CSIRO's Adelaide laboratories covers a broad range of research and development including food, nutrition, diagnostics, biosensor research and preventative health.
This two-page information sheet looks at how the Preventative Health Flagship is studying bacteria living in the gut, to find ways to improve gut health.
Alzheimer's Australia: Living with dementia
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia and accounts for between 50 per cent and 70 per cent of all cases. It is a progressive, degenerative illness that attacks the brain. (4 pages)
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CSIRO's Chief Executive Dr Geoff Garrett today welcomed the Prime Minister's announcement of additional funding for the organisation's National Research Flagships as part of the Government's Building our Future through Science and Innovation program.
This two-page information sheet describes how the Food Futures Flagship and Preventative Health flagship are developing technology to precisely deliver bioactive ingredients to targeted sites in the gastrointestinal tract.
Melbourne: Parkville, Vic (Parkville laboratory)
Researchers at CSIRO’s Parkville laboratory are developing antibody-like molecules for diagnostic applications, rational drug design, cell culture, protein purification and robotic crystallisation.
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The Prime Minister, The Hon John Howard, MP, today launched one of the largest targeted scientific research programs in Australia’s history.
Melbourne: Clayton, Vic (Clayton laboratories)
CSIRO’s site at Clayton, Victoria is adjacent to Monash University and the Australian Synchrotron. More than 800 staff members work in energy, resources, forestry, manufacturing, chemicals, health, information, agribusiness and more.
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CSIRO Chief Executive Dr Geoff Garrett has welcomed the increase in funding for the Organisation announced in tonight's Federal budget.