In 2012, the science community marked the anniversary of some game-changing moments including the 10th anniversary of the human genome project, and the discovery of the Higgs Boson-like particle. Such discoveries are especially exciting as we realise the potential of ‘big science', reminding us of the enormous capabilities that large scale facilities and clusters of scientists working across international borders can achieve.
Baker IDI has a long and proud history of international collaboration and it is fitting that this latest report highlights our diverse international footprint.
This is the first comprehensive overview on the impact of diabetic eye disease, specifically diabetic retinopathy. The report, authored by Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute and the Centre for Eye Research Australia, was sponsored by an unrestricted educational grant provided by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Australia.
If you have type 2 diabetes, you are not alone. More than 1.5 million Australians have diabetes, and more than twice that number are likely to develop diabetes in the next five to ten years. The good news is that type 2 diabetes can be controlled so you can lead a normal life. The right eating plan, regular exercise and, where necessary, diabetes medication, can make all the difference.
The CSIRO and Baker IDI Diabetes Recipe Book provides more than 100 delicious recipes for every occasion - from feeding a family to hosting an elegant dinner party. You may even be surprised to find things on the menu you thought you'd never eat again - from smoothies and french toast to panna cotta and parfait, from roast dinners to curries and pasta dishes.
In conjunction with the information and advice given in The CSIRO and Baker IDI Diabetes Diet and Lifestyle Plan, this collection of recipes will help you improve your health, manage your weight and feed your family and friends healthy, satisfying and tasty food.
The book retails for $35 and is available now from all good book stores. You can also purchase a copy via our online store
From a strategic review of the sector to discoveries and awards; there is much to report and a great deal to celebrate.
In 2011, the Institute is celebrating 85 years since the founding of the Baker Medical Research Institute. As we reflect on the achievements of the past with a sense of collegiate pride, we look forward to a dynamic future, in which health and medical research is embedded in the health reform process and where translation of that research into health and medical practice remains central to the goal of discovery.
The benefits of a comprehensive approach to good health, including the need for both healthy food choices and physical activity, has been a key area of focus during the launch of the The CSIRO and Baker IDI Diabetes Diet and Lifestyle Plan in early May.
In this edition of Baker IDI Perspectives we examine the link between food and health and the roles and responsibilities of government, healthcare agencies and individuals in regards to what we eat
Cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity remain the biggest health challenges facing our society today with diagnosis rising at a rate that threatens to significantly impair quality of life for millions of Australians.
Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute is well placed to tackle this challenge in a comprehensive way, based on our expertise in producing high-end research that informs preventative health strategies as well as our ability to translate research into clinical care.
In this edition of Perspectives, we examine the implementation of e-health and its’ potential impact on the Australian health sector following the recent introduction of individual healthcare identifiers for every Australian.
The National Preventative Health strategy highlights the need for urgent, comprehensive and sustained action
to address the rising incidence of preventable disease amongst Australians.
The year 2008 will always be remembered as auspicious in our history. The successful merger between the Baker Heart Research Institute and the International Diabetes Institute marked the beginning of a new era of collaboration and innovation with the establishment of Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute in July last year.
This edition of the Baker IDI perspectives includes the topics; "We are getting fatter as a nation", "It is indisputable we need to eat less and exercise more" and "McDonald's the internationally powerful and phenomenally successful fast-food chain".
New research initiatives planned for Baker IDI will change the face of diabetes and heart disease research and management. These new projects will allow our dedicated staff to push back the boundaries of knowledge in their fields, and provide support to research at every level. State-of-the-art facilities we are establishing include: Metabolomics, DNA Blood Profiling, Clinical Metabolism (Healthy Lifestyle Research Centre), Medicinal Chemistry, The Centre for Indigenous Vascular and Diabetes Research (Baker IDI @ Alice)
A report on the long-term consequences of Australia’s expanding waistline on cardiovascular disease.