Medical Research Discoveries

Latest Research Stories

Stories from 58 of Australia's medical research institutes:

Project of the Month

Raising dementia awareness in multicultural communities

The Moving Pictures initiative from the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) is a project created to provide non-English speaking communities with information and resources about dementia, and support Australian dementia and aged care services in becoming more inclusive towards culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

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An experimental drug for sepsis now in human clinical trials
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An experimental drug for sepsis now in human clinical trials

A new experimental drug to treat sepsis has now entered the next stage of clinical trials in patients in Australia after successfully completing Phase 1a trials in healthy volunteers, reports Griffith University’s Institute for Glycomics.... more

Designed to save millions of lives – the world’s first affordable dialysis system
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Designed to save millions of lives – the world’s first affordable dialysis system

Based on research from The George Institute for Global Health, breakthrough technology in the world’s first affordable dialysis system to treat kidney failure is being developed to prevent millions of deaths each year.... more

Improving pain relief for patients with advanced cancers
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Improving pain relief for patients with advanced cancers

A trans-national clinical trial, involving Peter Mac patients, has found stereotactic ablative body radiation therapy (SABR) provides superior relief from painful spinal lesions than standard radiation therapy.... more

Researchers in Focus

Team effort drives stomach cancer discoveries

Understanding how stomach cancer develops and progresses to invasive stages could lead to much-needed, better treatments - a challenge that WEHI researchers, Dr Lorraine O’Reilly and Dr Tracy Putoczki, have risen to. Their team is investigating inflammatory signalling molecules that may contribute to stomach cancer.

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