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New research to explore shoulder replacements for osteoarthritis sufferers

A new National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) research project will explore shoulder replacements to bring life-changing discoveries to those living with osteoarthritis.   Deakin University was recently awarded...

Orthopaedic Research

How To Live Younger on ABC

Cutting through the hype, the scientific ‘hacks’ to help improve our lives Ever wondered about the secrets to living a long, healthy and happy life? How To Live Younger is...


Blood holds the key to dementia detection

The early detection of Alzheimer’s Disease via a simple blood test is on track to becoming a reality thanks to research from the Novel Treatment Discovery theme.  The research...


Giving babies the best start to life 

The first 1000 days of life—from conception to two years—is considered the most crucial period for the development of a child. But how crucial is this period for the...

Early Childhood

How genomic surveillance is tackling malaria outbreaks

Often when people think of surveillance, they think about the observation of people, behaviour or symptoms, but what about surveillance at a molecular level?   As the world fights against...


Deakin awarded 3.5 million to drive pivotal health and medical innovation

Three new National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) research projects will transform lifestyle based mental health care, drive personalised nutritional therapies for depression and enhance policy to create...

Research news

Next-gen research leaders win prestigious Tall Poppy Awards

Two Deakin University health researchers have taken out awards for their research on the role of lifestyle in mental and heart health, and obesity prevention in early childhood respectively....


How a cardiovascular disease drug could treat mood disorders

There are many tried-and-tested drugs used to treat the world’s most common health conditions and diseases, but what if some of those drugs could be repurposed to treat an...

Drug Discovery

Bone study reveals new method to track fracture risk

Bone study reveals new method to track fracture risk  Health outcomes for those prone to fracture, particularly the elderly, have significantly improved thanks to valuable research out of the...

Research news

Longitudinal study finds link between musculoskeletal health and frailty

A new study by Dr Monica Tembo from the Epi-Centre for Healthy Ageing in IMPACT’s Population Health team has uncovered how musculoskeletal health can predict frailty in older adults.   ...


‘I’m an infectious diseases expert. Now is not the time to wait for a vaccine.’

Should you get vaccinated? A disease expert weighs in. A couple of months ago, I started having conversations with friends about getting their COVID-19 vaccine. Most had already been,...


New research to explore Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome

We are currently recruiting for the Myalgic encephalomyelitis/ chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) Research Study. Find more information here  Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is a complex and disabling disease...

Chronic Fatigue