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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.

Gut 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.

Brisbane: St Lucia, Qld (Queensland Bioscience Precinct)

Research partnerships such as those at the Queensland Bioscience Precinct will provide solutions to the major problems facing the nation and the world.

Aspirin: a health answer for the elderly? (Podcast 03 May 2010)

A new trial to determine if Aspirin is effective in delaying the onset of a range of chronic disorders in otherwise healthy ageing volunteers is being conducted jointly in Australia and the US. (5:55)

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)

Mapping the mind: MRI used in fight against Alzheimer’s (Podcast 11 Nov 2010)

Sophisticated bio-imaging techniques being developed by CSIRO may spot abnormalities in the brain function of people with early Alzheimer's disease well before symptoms appear. (6:20)

Australian Imaging, Biomarker & Lifestyle Flagship Study of Ageing (AIBL)

The Australian Imaging, Biomarker & Lifestyle Flagship Study of Ageing (AIBL) aims to improve understanding of the causes and diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, and help develop preventative strategies.

CSIRO e-health innovation: enabling a revolution in healthcare

This brochure describes how CSIRO is using information and communication technologies to build a sustainable health care system for Australia. (6 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.

Lose weight online with CSIRO (Podcast 19 Jul 2010)

Australians who are serious about losing weight are being asked to help CSIRO develop a web-based diet management program. (6:14)

CSIRO Healthy Heart Program checklist: appendix 5

The CSIRO Healthy Heart Program Appendix 5 is the vital statistics chart: your cardiovascular health indicators. (1 page)

CSIRO Healthy Heart Program checklist: appendix 4

The CSIRO Healthy Heart program Appendix 4 includes: CLIP maintenance plan checklist and a table of 500-kilojoule blocks of heart-protective foods. (2 pages)

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.

Addressing national challenges: science sustaining Australia's future

An overview of some of the highlights of the National Research Flagships from 2006-07. (28 pages)

CSIRO Healthy Heart Program checklist: appendix 3

The CSIRO Healthy Heart Program Appendix 3 is the CLIP eating plan checklist. (2 pages)

CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet Book 1 maintenance checklist

Keep track of how you are going with the Total Wellbeing Diet by using this one-page maintenance checklist.

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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.

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