Putting Alzheimer’s on early notice
Australian scientists have presented key findings at an international Alzheimer’s disease conference this week. Their major focus is on early detection and discovering why the disease progresses.
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.
Advance in bowel cancer test research
Australian researchers have developed gene expression biomarkers which can accurately discriminate pre-cancerous and cancerous colorectal growths from non-cancerous controls.
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.
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.
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.
Preventative Health cluster study fighting Alzheimer’s Disease
The Preventative Health National Research Flagship has launched a A$10 million research 'cluster' study into the pathogenesis and diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease in partnership with Neurosciences Australia, The University of Melbourne, Mental Health Research Institute, Edith Cowan University and The University of Western 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.
All fibre is not equal
Diet-related diseases affecting the large bowel are major causes of premature death and disability in affluent westernised countries, according to research presented in the US today by senior CSIRO nutritionist Dr David Topping.
WA to play key role in Alzheimer’s study
Western Australians will play a key role in a major Australian study aimed at better understanding one of the most devastating and deadly diseases, Alzheimer’s.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.