Medical Research Discoveries

Latest Research Stories

Stories from 59 of Australia's medical research institutes:

Project of the Month

Looking towards better patient outcomes in schizophrenia

Researchers at Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (IHMRI) are working to improve antipsychotic treatments for people living with schizophrenia, a chronic mental health condition affecting 1 in 100 Australians and 20 million people worldwide.

IHMRI's Professor Huang has dedicated 20 years to studying schizophrenia. His team is studying side effects of current antipsychotics and finding better ways to treat schizophrenia and improve patient outcomes.

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Blood test measures healthy aging in humans
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Blood test measures healthy aging in humans

South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) researchers are the first in the world to develop a ground-breaking new blood test to measure autophagy, the body’s process of recycling unwanted or damaged cells to stay healthy, which researchers believe is one indicator of biological aging. ... more

Stem cell-derived organs help better understand and treat disease
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Stem cell-derived organs help better understand and treat disease

Researchers at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute’s (MCRI) are using cutting-edge stem cell techniques to help treat young patients with kidney disease, offering hope that one day stem cell-derived kidneys could be used as transplants.... more

Undercovering link between cardiovascular disease and sleep apnoea
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Undercovering link between cardiovascular disease and sleep apnoea

Kolling Institute researchers have launched a first of its kind study into the link between cardiovascular disease and sleep apnoea, with an increasing number of people losing their lives to heart disease each year. ... more

Researchers in Focus

World-first trial offers new treatment hope in stroke

Researchers at the Heart Research Institute have been working on a new anti-clotting drug that has the potential to improve blood flow to the brain and prevent brain injury, reducing death and disability from stroke.

Now, their top stroke experts are leading a world-first trial which could be a game-changer when it comes to treating debilitating strokes.

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