A new international report on the impact of scientific research has named Sydney’s George Institute for Global Health as the organisation whose publications have had the greatest recent worldwide impact.
A new study into the burden of Type II diabetes-related mortality in the Asia-Pacific region shows between 9 and 98 per cent of diabetes deaths could be prevented by tackling higher-than-optimal body mass index (BMI).
The George Institute for Global Health has announced that Susan Murray, outgoing General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of the Australian National Breast Cancer Foundation is to join The George Institute as Executive Director of The George Foundation in February 2011.
International health and medical experts attended the Medical Innovation 2010 Conference in March, hosted by The George Institute in partnership with University of Oxford Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (Saïd Business School).
The George Institute Annual Report has been acknowledged as a Finalist for Australasian Reporting Awards. At the official awards evening in Sydney last night, The George Annual Report was recognised for a Special Award for Communication within the not-for-profit sector.
Researchers are set to explore whether a new, very low cost, one-a-day combined ‘polypill’ could reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular problems across the world, in a major new international trial that launches this week in India and Europe.
The George Institute, India welcomed guests Dr Lachlan Strahan, Deputy High Commissioner from the Australian High Commission in New Delhi and Aminur Rahman, Consul-General at the Australian Consulate General in Chennai to Hyderabad last week, introducing the VIPs to the scope and scale of work underway at the Institute.
New research has revealed that stressful life events are unlikely to cause stroke. Researchers set out to determine the relationship between life events and subarachnoid haemorrhage – the most lethal type of stroke, that is most often due to rupture of aneurysms (‘blisters’) of the blood vessels in the brain. To date, very little evidence exists on this topic.