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SBS World News recently aired a segment about the $1.3 million research deal between Sydney University and Blackmores.
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In February we saw the NICM's Adjunct Associate Professor, Vicki Kotsirilos, be the voice of reason in a story covered by Fairfax's Sydney Morning Herald regarding the American paper released which stated that herbal supplements didn't always contain the ingredients on the label.

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August 2014
Media Release: If you are a parent/carer of a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder, who has used or is thinking of using complementary therapies and medicines (CM)

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Media Release: The debate around industry funding of a new research centre, to be established at La Trobe University earlier this year, provided Professor Alan Bensoussan with an opportunity to respond to emerging challenges to evidence-based CM research.

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March 2014
Media Release: The Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT)

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12 March 2014
Media Release: NICM is undertaking clinical research into the use of a standardised Chinese herbal medicine formula to treat vascular dementia. A Multicentre, Randomised, Double Blind, Placebo Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Effectiveness and Safety of Sailuotong, a Standardised Chinese Herbal Medicine Formula in Patients with Vascular Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease with Cerebrovascular Disease. 

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Media Release: Professor Kelvin Chan and Dr Valentina Naumovski from the National Institute of Complementary Medicine along with Dr Srinivas Nammi from the School of Science and Health are investigating how a traditional Chinese medicine, extracted from a mushroom, interacts with two common cancer drugs. The project, which is supported by UWS and PuraPharm Pty., Ltd., Australia, is part of a wider study to determine if the mushroom extract could be used as an adjunct therapy for cancer.

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11 November 2013
Media Release: The opening of Chris O'Brien Lifehouse last week sees a major advancement for patients using integrative medicine in their cancer treatment. The Lifehouse LivingRoom is a purpose built integrative medicine centre that will provide supportive services, education and complementary therapy treatments that can be used in partnership with clinical care.

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13 June 2013
Media Release: Professor Alan Bensoussan has been awarded the prestigious International Award for Contribution to Chinese Medicine by the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies (WFCMS) in Beijing.

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Aug 28, 2012
Media Release: The National Institute of Complementary Medicine (NCIM) welcomes the launch of Kinghorn Cancer Centre in Sydney as a major step forward for cancer patients seeking integrated care.

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