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The digital Australian Immunisation Handbook is now available.

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  • 2 October 2018

Most people around the world with high blood pressure still go undiagnosed and untreated.

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  • 28 September 2018

The strong leadership of female health and medical researchers and advocates has been recognised in the make up of the new Council of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

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  • 28 September 2018

Tracker is a fortnightly email newsletter that informs the Australian research community about major NHMRC activities and funding opportunities.

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  • 24 September 2018

NHMRC is convening a Research Administration Officer (RAO) information session 9am-4pm (AEDST), 31 October 2018, at the Finkel Lecture Theatre, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University, Canberra.

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  • 19 September 2018

Professor Benjamin Kile has turned his attention to looking at the link between dying cells, the inflammatory response and autoimmunity. 

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  • 19 September 2018

Associate Professor Oliver Sieber is looking to improve outcomes for patients with bowel cancer.

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  • 19 September 2018

Maintain Your Brain is a randomised controlled trial of multiple online interventions designed to target modifiable risk factors for Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

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  • 18 September 2018

By simply moving your body, your brain has the ability to change and re-organise its connections and potentially produce protective properties against many incurable diseases and conditions, including dementia.

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  • 18 September 2018

New study looks at low-dose aspirin use in healthy older adults.

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  • 17 September 2018

NHMRC is convening a Research Administration Officer (RAO) information session 9am-4pm (AEDST), 31 October 2018, at the Finkel Lecture Theatre, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University, Canberra.

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  • 14 September 2018

Doctor Tamplim is using therapeutic singing groups to support people living with dementia. Music is the glue that brings people together and it’s cementing and supporting existing relationships.

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  • 11 September 2018

NHMRC has approved recommendations made in the Guideline for the management of knee and hip osteoarthritis developed by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. An update of the 2009 edition, it includes recommendations on the management of knee and hip osteoarthritis and reviews the latest evidence on new and commonly used therapies.

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  • 10 September 2018

Tracker is a fortnightly email newsletter that informs the Australian research community about major NHMRC activities and funding opportunities.

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  • 10 September 2018

The CarFreeMe program and resources aims to involve families and carers in the intervention process of driving cessation of people with dementia.

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  • 4 September 2018

Asthma Australia reports that one in nine Australians have asthma (~2.5 million). It is most common in people from low socioeconomic groups, with the number of incidence and deaths from asthma in Indigenous Australians is almost double.

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  • 3 September 2018

Tracker is a fortnightly email newsletter that informs the Australian research community about major NHMRC activities and funding opportunities.

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  • 30 August 2018

Professor Penny Schofield is a behavioural psychologist who has specialised in helping cancer patients. 

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  • 27 August 2018

Tracker is a fortnightly email newsletter that informs the Australian research community about major NHMRC activities and funding opportunities.

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  • 27 August 2018

Respiratory failure due to chronic infection is an important health issue for people with cystic fibrosis.

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  • 23 August 2018

The Turnbull Government will invest $200 million in new medical research projects to improve the health of Australian patients through new treatments and support, tackling areas of obesity, mental health and cardiovascular disease.

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  • 13 August 2018

The Turnbull Government will provide medical research funding for prostate cancer and infertility, marking the first step towards a new National Male Health Strategy.

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  • 9 August 2018

Due to a public holiday in the Brisbane area of Queensland (Ekka People’s Day) on Wednesday 15 August 2018, the closing time and date for Partnership Projects 2018 PRC2 has been extended by 24 hours. The new closing time is 5:00pm (AEST) Thursday 16 August 2018.

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  • 8 August 2018

An $18 million investment by the Turnbull Government in a range of medical research projects will aim to improve the health of Australian women, marking the first step towards a new National Women’s Health Strategy.

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  • 8 August 2018

Due to a public holiday in the Brisbane area of Queensland (Ekka People’s Day) on Wednesday 15 August 2018, the closing time and date for research organisations has been extended by 24 hours. The new closing time is 5:00pm (AEST) Thursday 16 August 2018.

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  • 7 August 2018

The NHMRC has decided to re-open the NHMRC Targeted Call for Research (TCR) into Debilitating Complexes Attributed to Ticks. The extended call for applications will close at 5pm (AEST) on Wednesday, 29 August 2018. There will be no further extensions and late applications will not be accepted.

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  • 6 August 2018

Breastfeeding infants exclusively to around six months, and continuing up to 12 months and beyond as solids foods are introduced, provides clear benefits for both the infant and the mother. Supporting women to continue to breastfeed is key to improving rates of breastfeeding.

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  • 3 August 2018

NHMRC is excited to deliver the release of a new BETA website for our users. By releasing this BETA version we are capturing how our users interact with the website’s new features and configurations.

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  • 3 August 2018

‘There are three billion base pairs of DNA in each cell. If you were to pull it out end to end, it would equal two metres of DNA, which has to fit inside the 3D nucleus of every cell in our body.’ 

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  • 3 August 2018

The Turnbull Government has committed $23.2 million through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to 28 new projects, and has launched a NHMRC Road Map 3 to help chart the direction for Indigenous health and medical research investment over the next ten years.

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  • 2 August 2018

Tracker is a fortnightly email newsletter that informs the Australian research community about major NHMRC activities and funding opportunities.

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  • 30 July 2018

The Turnbull Government and beyondblue will provide a total of $5 million for research to help improve mental illness among our older Australians.

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  • 27 July 2018

NHMRC is pleased to advise that the grant guidelines for the new Investigator, Synergy, Ideas and Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies (CTCS) Grant schemes are available on GrantConnect under forecast opportunities and can also be accessed via NHMRC’s website.

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  • 26 July 2018

Nine NHMRC-accredited centres have come together in a national alliance to improve the health of Australians through collaboration for faster, outcome-driven research. The Australian Health Research Alliance (the Alliance) is there to ensure health service led, priority driven and co-designed collaborative research to improve healthcare.

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  • 23 July 2018

Dr Misty Jenkins can be found in the lab, looking down a microscope at immune T cells. As a young Indigenous woman she was inspired by her role models to pursue a career in research.

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  • 16 July 2018

As a nurse and midwife, Heather didn’t know much about fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in Australia until she transitioned from working in health services to working in research 15 years ago.  

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  • 16 July 2018

Dr Felecia Watkin Lui is a Torres Strait Islander researcher working to strengthen skills in and understanding of knowledge translation. This will ensure that research is more accessible, relevant and has greater benefit to communities.

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  • 16 July 2018

With increasing rates of diabetes in Australia, Professor Chris Nolan is trying to understand why the cells that secrete insulin malfunction and how they are affected by environmental stresses. Hints so far are these cells are hyper responsive to the stresses of poor lifestyle.

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  • 12 July 2018

The Coalition Government has today announced funding of $7.7 million for the Australian Prevention Partnership Centre to further research into how Australians’ lifestyles contribute to chronic conditions and how to prevent them.

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  • 10 July 2018

Always trying to find innovative ways of doing things, Professor Juli Coffin was able to test her model around cultural security for an effective and sustainable healthcare through an NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) grant.

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  • 6 July 2018

Professor Anne-Louise Ponsonby has dedicated her life to understanding how the environment can influence the risk of developing a range of disorders at the population level. 

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  • 2 July 2018

Bowel (colorectal) cancer is the second highest cause of cancer death in Australia . The update of the national bowel cancer guidelines will ensure the most up-to-date prevention, treatment and management of bowel cancer.

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  • 2 July 2018

NHMRC is convening a Research Administration Officer (RAO) information session on 31 October 2018, at the Finkel Lecture Theatre, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University, Canberra.

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  • 26 June 2018

Yvette is a Nijkena Jawuru woman from the West Kimberly region of Western Australia and grew up in Darwin. The eighth child of 11, she was the first person in her family to go to university—majoring in politics and sociology.

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  • 19 June 2018

A review is underway to revise the Australian Guidelines to Reduce Health Risks from Drinking Alcohol 2009. The review will follow established processes and a draft for public consultation will be released during the second half of 2019. 

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  • 18 June 2018

The Turnbull Government is providing $1.5 million in medical research funding to help better understand the flesh eating Buruli ulcer and reduce its spread in Australia.

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  • 14 June 2018

The high rate of dementia in some Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities is being targeted through five ground-breaking research projects that aim to boost dementia prevention, slow its onset and improve the lives of First Peoples living with the condition.

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  • 14 June 2018

Improving the health and wellness of Indigenous Peoples in Australia, New Zealand and Canada is the goal driving a partnership between three medical research funding agencies.

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  • 14 June 2018

The Turnbull Government is backing Australia’s world-leading medical researchers and scientists with $125.3 million to support their work in making the next major medical breakthrough.

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  • 14 June 2018

A new code of conduct will help safeguard the quality and integrity of Australian research. 

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  • 14 June 2018