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$630 million for almost 900 research projects announced by the NHMRC

Date posted: 12 November 2015

The Turnbull Government will invest more than $600 million to support Australia's world-leading researchers to find the next prevention of disease or cure, announced Minister for Health, Sussan Ley, last week.

Ms Ley said over 2,000 researchers would share in the $630 million for projects including: obesity prevention; cancer genomics and hereditary disease; a new medication to help treat severe ice addiction; new treatment for drug-resistant depression; different treatments for PTSD and the impact shift working has on pregnancy outcomes.

'This $630 million investment will enable our world-class and internationally recognised researchers to develop the new treatments of the 21st century and beyond,' Ms Ley said. 'The projects span the full spectrum of health and medical research - from commercialising new ideas to improving healthcare delivery, to a basic understanding of diseases at genetic or molecular levels.'

Ms Ley said the announcement includes $122 million for cancer research, $50 million for mental health research and $25 million for dementia research, among other diseases and conditions. The funding will support 836 projects and the work of approximately 2200 researchers.

Some of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander projects to receive funding include:

For a full list of funding recipients, and further information, please refer to the links below.

Source: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Last updated: 18 November 2015
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