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


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

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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...

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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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Neurodegenerative diseases are common and devastating age-related diseases with no effective disease-modifying treatments. For example, ~ 44...

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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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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,...

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Infectious disease

An operating division of SVI, the mission of NRL is to promote the quality of tests and testing of infectious diseases globally. It supports...

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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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Rare diseases

Rare diseases are defined by the Australian Department of Health as a disease that affects less than 5 in 10,000 people. Although ‘rare’ suggests...

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