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The innovative FoodSwitch smartphone application is now the number one downloaded food scanning app in the Australian Appstore, a huge achievement for its George Institute creators.

Xiaoying Chen is currently working on the ENCHANTED trial, a global public health study into acute ischaemic stroke.

As nominations open for this year’s 100 Women of Influence Awards, one of last year's winners Professor Rebecca Ivers shares her experiences as a woman in science and gives her advice to young women starting their research career.

The Daily Advertiser has featured the new Wagga branch of the George Institute’s Driving Change program. The program uses volunteer mentors to help young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people gain the 120 hours of supervised driving practice they need to get a driver licence. 

If you have watched any sport on TV recently you would have noticed the trend for nearly every player to arrive on the field, covered in tape. Commonly called Kinesio tape, the tape comes in a wide variety of colours and shapes that allows the trainer to turn the sportsperson’s skin into something like a work of art. But is there any science beyond this trend? One of the Institute’s PhD students decided to put Kinesio taping to the test and received a prestigious award for this work. 

The Sydney Morning Herald has featured George Institute for Global Health researcher Patricia Parreira’s research study PAIN. 

This week for International Men’s Health Week, The George Institute for Global Health is drawing attention to some of the leading causes of death for men around the world.

A landmark study from The George Institute for Global Health for the treatment of stroke patients has resulted in key changes being made in US medical guidelines.

Professor John Chalmers, Senior Director of The George Institute for Global Health, received the award from Sydney Research on behalf of the ADVANCE ON study, and in recognition of his dedication and commitment to mentoring early career researchers.

To explain to people what I do I say …

That is always a bit of a struggle! I tell them we are going to change the concept of cardiac rehabilitation by using Telemedicine. We are utilising mobile phone text messages, an innovative concept for cardiac rehab and knowledge translation.  So far so good, the majority of participants have provided positive feedback. 

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