Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute is an independent, internationally renowned medical research facility. Our work extends from the laboratory to wide-scale community studies with a focus on diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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Dementia and what you can do to reduce your risk

Few people really know what dementia is and that it has dangerous links with other chronic diseases. Register for our free forum and read our latest publication on this issue.

Government commitment to Research Fund welcomed

Baker IDI has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of a proposed new funding package to realise the $20 billion Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).

Baker IDI's New App is Coming

The Vodafone Foundation is supporting Baker IDI to break-up the sitting time of Australians, including the development of a new smartphone app called YoYo. Register here to receive an alert when this new app is released.

Preventing sudden cardiac death in young athletes

Baker IDI researchers want to understand more about the incidence, mechanism and opportunities for prevention of sudden cardiac death in young athletes.

Improving the lives of people with type 1 diabetes

Baker IDI scientists to lead NHMRC-JDRF Diabetes Complications Centre of Research Excellence
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Stand Up For Your Health

In a recent story on Channel Nine's 60 Minutes, Baker IDI researchers highlighted the health implications of too much sitting. Prof. David Dunstan provides some tips to keep you moving.

Join Hike for Health - Machu Picchu 2015

Experience an adventure of a lifetime and make a difference to life-saving medical research. Join Hike for Health 2015 in Peru

The Baker IDI Blood Pressure Diet and Lifestyle Plan

High blood pressure is more common than you think. This comprehensive guide, written by Baker IDI experts, tells you everything you need to know about high blood pressure
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Research keeps families together for longer

HCM is the most common cause of sudden death in young Australians. Shaun was just 19 when he suddenly collapsed and suffered a cardiac arrest. Read his story.
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Our Research

Baker IDI's Research

Baker IDI's research is based on the notion of a disease continuum from birth to death, with the aim of treating, managing and preventing disease at any stage.

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The Brain Breaks Study

Researchers are looking for healthy people aged between 55-80 with a BMI between 25 and 40 (kg/m2 ).

Psych Research Participants Wanted

We are looking for volunteers with a major depressive disorder to participate in clinical research.

Are you a fainter?

We are looking for participants aged 18-50 who suffer from recurrent fainting or near fainting spells due to Vasovagal Syncope to participate in a trial investigating the benefit of a new medication - L-DOPS - in this condition.

Baker IDI Sleep Apnoea Study

Sleep study

We are looking for volunteers who are overweight/obese, to identify the best screening methods for a very common sleep disorder called Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA).


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