23 September 2017 New Australian-led research has confirmed that smartphone apps are an effective treatment option for depression, paving the way for safe and accessible interventions for the millions of people around the world diagnosed with this condition.
1 August 2017 We welcome to our growing team Dr Arianne Soliven; Dr Joseph Firth; Justin Sinclair; Kate Corcoran; Dr Benjamin Dowswell and Emma Garcia. In addition we congratulate Xiaoshu Zhu and Dennis Chang on their recent promotion.
31 July 2017 NICM continues to build its global engagement and partnerships in science, signing earlier this month a Memorandum of Understanding with the United States' National Center for Natural Products Research (NCNPR) at the University of Mississippi.
18 July 2017 Medical researchers in Australia and New Zealand have shown that acupuncture treatment significantly reduces period pain intensity, duration and symptoms over time, with improvements being sustained up to a year after treatment.
Primary Dysmenorrhea (period pain) is the most common gynaecological complaint in menstruating women with up to four in five women suffering at some stage during their reproductive years.
9 June 2017 With more than a million Australians predicted to be diagnosed with dementia by 2050, Western Sydney University is developing a region-first multidisciplinary Memory Clinic to help provide early diagnosis and local solutions for families affected by the debilitating condition. Dr Genevieve Steiner, NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellow, NICM says providing local solutions are the key to reducing the burden of the expected dementia epidemic.
31 May 2017 NICM researchers have been given a boost to investigate and optimise the interaction of natural compounds after securing a prestigious Australian Research Council Linkage grant worth over $270,000.