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Disease
focus

Research at SVI focuses on diseases
that affect many Australian families.

Cancer

One in three Australian men and one in four women are directly affected by cancer before the age of 75 and over 100,000 new cases are diagnosed...

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Type 1 diabetes

Around 140,000 Australians live with type 1 diabetes. Six new cases are diagnosed each day, many of them in children. The condition is difficult...

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Type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a disorder of the metabolism. People with the disorder are not able to convert the sugar in their blood into energy. This is...

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Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. It is a degenerative brain condition, characterised by memory loss and increasingly...

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Arthritis

Arthritis is an umbrella term used to refer to the more than 100 medical conditions that affect the joints. The most common forms of arthritis...

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Osteoporosis

While it may seem that our bones are static and unchanging, they are actually in a state of constant flux: while some cells make new bone, others...

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Infectious disease

To prevent the spread of blood borne diseases and enable early diagnosis and lifesaving treatment, it is necessary for blood testing laboratories...

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Heart disease

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is an umbrella term for major diseases of the heart and blood vessels, including heart attacks, strokes and heart...

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