SAHMRI’s research themes address some of the most pressing and critical problems that confront our health and wellbeing today. They are:
Cancer is one of the biggest killers in Australia, taking more than 43,000 lives a year. SAHMRI is seeking better treatments, cures and even preventions to this disease in its many manifestations.
NUTRITION AND METABOLISM
Nutritional and metabolic imbalances and disorders put us at risk of developing deadly diseases. SAHMRI seeks answers in the integration of our nutrition, exercise and biochemistry.
Infection and Immunity
Bacterial, viral and parasitic disease kill millions of people each year. SAHMRI researchers will study these diseases to find new ways to treat and prevent these killers in our community.
Healthy Mothers, Babies and Children
Every year, eight million babies die before or during delivery, or in the first week of their life. SAHMRI is working to create better health for mothers, babies and children.
Heart disease is more deadly and more expensive than any other disease, particularly among lower socio-economic groups. SAHMRI is seeking new treatments and technologies to reverse this trend.
Mind and Brain
The study of mind and brain health has been historically under resourced, but it is an area that should be of critical interest. Our researchers are giving this vital area of health the attention it needs.
SAHMRI has embedded a special focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health into all of its research themes and activities.
In each of these themes, SAHMRI researchers will focus their efforts on developing and pioneering new treatments. In addition, they will take the lead in clinical trials that will help inform future research activities across the globe.