News and Events

Sir Gustav Nossal AC CBE, an internationally renowned scientist and one of Australia’s national living treasures, delivered the 2014 John Yu Oration hosted by The George Institute for Global Health, highlighting the important strides already made and required in the future to fight against infectious diseases. 

Rohina Joshi is a senior research fellow in the Office of the Chief Scientist.

Release date: 
25/08/2014

Preeminent global medical researcher Terry Dwyer revolutionised the world’s approach to SIDS. Now, he is bringing the world’s largest childhood cancer research project to an Australian-based medical research institute in Britain.

Release date: 
15/08/2014

It is estimated that 1.65 million deaths each year are a direct consequence of eating too much salt, which is known to increase blood pressure – a risk factor for stroke and heart attack, according to new research published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).

Release date: 
15/08/2014

Although this model has been studied in low and middle income countries, it has great potential for healthcare delivery in Australia.

Release date: 
15/08/2014

 This study does for blood pressure what we did for cholesterol treatment a decade ago.

When you hear the word ‘granny’, what image does your mind conjure up? A gentle old lady with shrivelled hands and kind eyes behind rimless glasses, a knitted shawl around her shoulders? Me, I see the chubby faces and soulful eyes of my beautiful grandchildren. You see, ‘granny’ is Aboriginal English for ‘grandchild’.

Release date: 
28/07/2014

Young learner drivers taking part in an innovative new licensing programme in Taree need driving mentors in order to start turning the keys to their future.

Release date: 
24/07/2014

In the world’s first large placebo-controlled trial, we have demonstrated that taking paracetamol does not speed recovery or reduce pain compared to placebo.

Release date: 
11/07/2014

Australian researchers reveal that sudden, acute episodes of low back pain are not linked to weather conditions such as temperature, humidity, air pressure, wind direction and precipitation. 

Pages