The complexities of chronic kidney disease, which affects a billion people, has occupied researchers at The George Institute for a decade. Our work holds not only the hope of better treatment, but also new ways of working together to achieve breakthroughs and drive big, lasting change.
My five year old grandson started school last Monday with all the other new kids from all backgrounds in this great country we call Australia. He was a few months old on the day Kevin Rudd, as Prime Minister, delivered his speech to parliament on 13 February 2008 and gave the long-awaited national apology to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
The salt content of ready-to-eat meals has not changed in the past four years despite global voluntary targets to reduce salt content in food and the surge in the number of such products on supermarket shelves, a new study by The George Institute for Global Health has found.
Health care system is "failing" heart attack survivors – half of all heart attacks are "not the first"1 and thousands die from repeat events every year1. The cost of repeat heart attacks exceeds $8.4 billion annually, over half the total acute coronary disease cost burden1 Key heart health groups outline a five point plan for reform to reduce repeat events and reduce overall burden of heart disease2.
Already juggling three jobs and being a father of four, it is a surprise that Associate Professor Martin Gallagher also has the time to head up The George Institute's Renal and Metabolic Research division. Being inspired everyday to help patients is what drives his commitment.
How did a fresh graduate become an independent project manager responsible for a whole team? LI Shenshen talks about how she has matured in her six years with the The George Institute and devoting herself to her academic research career.
Today Minister for Health Tanya Plibersek has announced National Health Medical Research Council funding for ground-breaking health and medical research across Australia, of which the George Institute received over $18 million.