$133 million boost for medical research

2014-02-19 22:23:17 | Al Muslim News
$133 million boost for medical research

 

The Australian Government announced $133 million in funding to help Australian researchers find new health treatments and cures. Minister for Health Peter Dutton said the new funding will support 153 grants across five National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) schemes. The grants will address broad areas of research, from infections in cancer patients to building immunity to childhood eczema and allergies. They include postgraduate scholarships and a Targeted Call for Research on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. The funding announcement follows the $559.1 million for new medical research discoveries announced in October last year. “Health and medical research is a major priority of the government and these new grants will support innovative projects aimed at finding better treatments for common diseases such as cancer, diabetes, asthma, arthritis and cardiovascular disease,” Mr Dutton said..

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