Researchers awarded $2.2m to investigatestrategies for reducing vaping

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is investing $2.2 million for research focused on strategies to reduce the use and harms associated with vaping and the use of e-cigarettes in Australia.

E-cigarettes are filled with liquids including nicotine, artificial flavourings and various chemicals, some of which have been shown to be toxic.

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$5m grant to help screen children at risk of neurodevelopmental disorders

A Griffith University research project to help screen children and adolescents at risk of neurodevelopmental disorders has been successful in gaining a $5 million grant from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF). Led by Professor Dianne Shanley from Griffith University’s School of Applied Psychology, the project builds upon the recent $1.5 million NHMRC grant awarded last year for the Tracking Cube, which her team co-designed.

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