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06Feb 2020

“CSIRO’s Australian e-Health Research Centre (AEHRC) has led the way by becoming the first public sector organisation in the world to publish a machine learning-based health product on the AWS Marketplace” The Challenge: Researchers are constantly advancing analysis approaches gaining sophisticated insights from complex data. However, the knowledge remains hidden in academic publications or obscure […]

06Feb 2020

“Going beyond research-scale solutions to realise the promise of genomics-driven precision medicine” The Challenge: Stratifying patient cohorts by medical phenotype information, such as disease progression, has become a common practice to better understand treatment responses. However, doing the same on genomic data, which could give information on drug efficacy or risk to develop adverse reactions, […]

09Nov 2018

The Challenge: Helping patients, clinicians and hospitals manage dialysis With about one in 10 Australians suffering from chronic kidney disease, hospitals see almost 1.4 million dialysis visits a year. Peritoneal dialysis, which involves treating abdominal fluid rather than blood, is a flexible home-based therapy and is cheaper than hospital-based dialysis. It enables people to have […]

09Nov 2018

The Challenge: Helping pregnant women and clinicians manage gestational diabetes About one in 10 pregnant women in Australia will be diagnosed with gestational diabetes, a condition linked with increased risk of complications to the mother and baby in pregnancy and birth. Because of the complexities of pregnancy and diabetes, women with the condition are supported by […]

31Jul 2018

  CSIRO is a partner in the Dementia Team Grant led by Prof Ian Blair at Macquarie University – one of only six funded applications. The Challenge: Uncovering the molecular mechanisms of Amyotrophic Later Sclerosis (ALS). CSIRO is responsible for the genomic data analysis of 800 Australian WGS ALS samples, as well as the data […]

05Jun 2018

The Challenge:  Finding ways to support children with autism to develop social interaction and communication skills For children on the autism spectrum, social interaction and communication can be significantly challenging. Approximately 83 per cent of the 164,000 Australians living with autism spectrum disorder are under 25 years old. Additional support is often needed to help […]

20Mar 2018

Advanced bioinformatics tools help sift through millions of genomic mutations to discover the origins of dementia and related neurodegenerative diseases as part of a network of national and international experts. The Challenge: Understanding neurodegenerative diseases Dementia, the pathological decrease in the ability to think and remember, is one of the leading causes of deaths in […]