Tag Archives: research

Potential treatment uncovered for chronic disease

A recent study published in Nature has revealed that a protein compound called IC7Fc has the potential to improve glucose metabolism, prevent weight gain and loss of muscle mass. The study suggests that this compound could therefore become an effective treatment for chronic conditions, including diabetes, obesity and loss of …

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Air pollution linked to dementia

In the first global study that was published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, Australian researchers have found a clear link between air pollution and increased risk of dementia later in life. The study by Dr Ruth Peters at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), reportedly looked at people living in Canada, …

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$5m funds for eating disorders research

The Australian government is providing $5 million for ground-breaking research into the early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of eating disorders. Around one million Australians live with an eating disorder. They are extremely complex illnesses and have one of the highest mortality rates of any psychiatric condition. The two projects funded …

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$10m in new funding for endometriosis

The Liberal National government will provide more support for women with endometriosis with new funding to raise awareness of the disease and research to improve the treatment and understanding of this often misunderstood and crippling condition. Endometriosis is a chronic menstrual health disorder that affects around 700,000 Australian women and …

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Arthritis gets welcome support

Arthritis Australia has welcomed Minister for Health Greg Hunt’s announcement of $4 million in funding towards the implementation of the National Strategic Action Plan for Arthritis. Led by Arthritis Australia, in partnership with key consumer and medical groups, the Action Plan outlines key priorities for preventing arthritis, investing in research …

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Heat-not-burn is smoke and mirrors

Heated tobacco devices, vaping and traditional cigarettes are all toxic to human lung cells, says a new study.[1] The study, led by Dr Pawan Sharma, a researcher at the University of Technology Sydney and the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, suggests the new heat-not-burn devices that heat solid tobacco …

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$240m for research innovation

Up for grabs now is $240 million for medical and research innovation as part of the government’s Frontiers program to fund transformational research projects. The Frontiers program is filling a gap in the research sector by providing government funding for early innovative projects and ideas that traditionally would not have …

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