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.