Australian Government Supports Neurological Research

The Australian Government has pledged $ 10.7 million ($ 7.5 million) to fund eight projects across six universities to advance in new areas of neurological research.

The commitment is under the $ 20 billion Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), and Health Minister Greg Hunt said: release On Tuesday, the project said it could revolutionize the way medical professionals tackle neurological conditions.

“The grant I announce today will give researchers the support and certainty to carry out their important work,” he said.

“I am convinced that they will break new ground in the diagnosis, treatment, and ultimately the discovery of cures for these chronic neurological disorders.”

Monash University conducts research on preterm birth (babies born at least two weeks early) and related developmental delays and disorders.

Due to the lack of current systems for monitoring the development of these children, the study is to develop follow-up programs for the individual needs of children and families to reduce the burden of developmental disabilities. Focus on it.

Talk to experienced parents and medical professionals and play a major role in program design.

Meanwhile, the Griffith University team will work with the autism community to focus on improving the quality of life for both children and families through early intervention.

Reframing Autism is a registered charity that brings together families with families diagnosed with autism to help each other better understand their condition and is one of many organizations affiliated with the Griffith team.

Another program, run by a team at the University of Sydney and co-designed with consumers, customizes, evaluates, and implements speech recognition techniques for people with chronic degenerative neurological disorders.

Titled “We Hear Your Voice!” This program focuses on older Australians with these conditions.

Other funded programs include early sleep interventions to improve outcomes for neuropathy children at Queensland University, early intervention programs from the Australian Institute of Bionics for hearing-impaired babies, and language. Through a web-based assessment application that includes the Curtin University initiative to enable early and accurate detection of failures.

In addition to these programs, the federal government will take the opportunity of the 2022 Multiple Sclerosis Research Grant to focus on the prevention, early intervention, treatment of Epstein-Barr virus, and autoimmune conditions including multiple sclerosis. And promised $ 18 million.

The government’s $ 20 billion MRFF is a long-term investment in Australian health research aimed at increasing the sustainability of the national health system and building an economy.

Steve Milne


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