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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On Your Feet Australia

'Quit the Sit' and take a stand for better health on Thursday, 11 June 2015. Not only will you be doing something good for your health, you can also support vital medical research.

Community to Benefit from Investment in Research Fund

The case for salt reduction

The Institute is pleased to be part of an action plan to tackle high salt intake and to help Australia meet the World Health Organisation's global target of reducing salt consumption

Food additives and chronic disease risk

A/ Prof. Melinda Coughlan's laboratory is examining dietary factors leading to the onset of diabetes and its complications ,including the role of excess consumption of highly processed foods. In an article on The Conversation, they look at the role of food additives.

Building partnerships to drive better health

Baker IDI contributes to better health by forming partnerships with industry and communities of interest, such as the cycling community, to promote awareness of optimum approaches to the prevention and management of disease.

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.

Make this moment count

Donate to our Tax Appeal today to help save the lives of people with diabetes and heart disease like Maria.
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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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