Tag: Australian National University

QAIHC and ANU lead tobacco consumption consultation in Queensland

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Queensland have voiced their opinions on tobacco consumption and access by their peoples.

QAIHC, in partnership with Australian National University’s National Centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Wellbeing Research have conducted a series of consultation sessions throughout the state to determine community usage and gather feedback on measures to discourage smoking and tobacco use.

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QAIHC research advisor addresses global conference

QAIHC Principal Research Advisor, Greg Pratt, was a speaker at the American Society of Human Genetics’ Annual Meeting in Washington DC in November; part of an Australian contingent presenting about exciting work being led by a group of Aboriginal researchers in Australia that promises to support equitable access to genetic healthcare for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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Personalised medicine for Indigenous Australians a step closer after “remarkable” DNA discovery

Personalised treatments to address health inequalities experiences by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are a step closer after the most comprehensive analysis of Indigenous Australians’ genomes collected to date revealed an “abundance” of DNA variations within four northern Australian Aboriginal communities.

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