12 January 2021

Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council has launched the 12th edition of 10 of the Best, showcasing significant projects that support the improvement of human health.

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12 January 2021

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Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council has launched the 12th edition of 10 of the Best, showcasing significant projects that support the improvement of human health.

This edition highlights research projects across a broad range of topics, including cancer immunology, youth mental health, Indigenous research workforce building, neurosurgical devices, tuberculosis, coronary disease, respiratory disease rehabilitation, depression and the economic evaluation of cancer treatment.

The projects showcased are representative of hundreds of successful high-quality projects funded each year by NHMRC.

NHMRC CEO Professor Anne Kelso we know that research is a long game, not a race—an ongoing endeavour driven by human curiosity and, at times, the urgent need to find solutions.

“The response to COVID-19 has shown us the importance of our long-term national investment in health and medical research and underlined the direct link between good health, the quality of our lives and our national prosperity.” 

The projects showcased are:
 

Research project title Institute Broad research area State
Tuberculosis transmission and drug resistance in Australia and the Asian Pacific region University of Sydney Public Health NSW
Building Indigenous research capacity James Cook University Public Health QLD
Treating binge drinking and depression in young people via the internet University of New South Wales Public Health NSW
Detection of vulnerable atherosclerotic plaques Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute Clinical Medicine and Science VIC
Health states and their value in economic evaluation in cancer University of Sydney Health Services Research NSW
The diamond cohort study - better management of those at risk of persistent and disabling depression University of Melbourne Health Services Research VIC
Adding new cells to the mature central nervous system: investigating their normal function and potential for repair University of Tasmania Basic Science TAS
Benefits and costs of home-based pulmonary rehabilitation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease La Trobe University Clinical Medicine and Science VIC
How immune cells kill cancer Walter and Eliza Hall Institute Basic Science VIC
Development of microscope-in-a-needle devices for improved clinical diagnostics University of Western Australia Basic Science WA


The complete publication is available on NHMRC's website

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