Using the latest research to detect and prevent diseasesWe're developing smarter ways to monitor our health and wellbeing for earlier detection and better treatment of injury and disease through our Probing Biosystems Future Science Platform.
Explore our disease research
Detecting Alzheimer's disease
We’re working to develop a non-invasive saliva test for the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease.
Improving access to CVD therapy
We're investigating the use of a mobile health platform to support Indigenous health.
e-cigarettes and health
We recently undertook a review into the use and health impacts of e-cigarettes and personal vaporisers.
Our ground-breaking work on Hendra virus led to the discovery of a potential genetic "off switch" for influenza, cancer, arthritis, and autoimmune disorders.
Detecting diabetic retinopathy
Helping to save the eyesight of people with diabetes, we've developed new AI technology to enable GPs to screen for diabetic retinopathy.
Peritoneal dialysis platform
We’ve developed and trialled a mobile health platform to support patients on peritoneal dialysis and their care team.
Gestational diabetes platform
We've developed and trialled a mobile health platform to help patients and clinicians better track and monitor gestational diabetes.
CSIRO software predicts demands on hospital emergency departments to enhance patient care and resource management.
Knee replacement rehab app
We've developed a digital support platform to help patients prepare for and recover from total knee replacements.
Pain intervention app
We’ve teamed up with Metro North Hospital and Health Service and the University of Queensland to develop a mobile platform for pain intervention.
Our scientists are studying disease-carrying mosquitoes and other insects to understand what viruses they carry, how they develop immunity to the diseases they carry and how they transmit disease throughout the environment.
In partnership with the University of California San Diego, we've engineered and tested the first breed of genetically modified mosquitoes resistant to spreading all four types of the dengue virus.