Success Stories

Success Stories

Australian health and medical researchers have made major contributions that have impacted on individuals here and across the globe, including:

  • The Cochlear implant/bionic ear for profound deafness
  • IVF technology
  • The Heart pacemaker
  • The Gardasil vaccine – for use against the human papilloma virus, the cause of cervical cancer
  • The discovery that spina bifida can be prevented through a diet rich in folate in early pregnancy
  • The use of colony-stimulating factors in the treatment of more than 10 million cancer patients
  • Relenza – the anti-influenza drug
  • The humidicrib
  • Resmed – the Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) technology for treatment of sleep apnoea, sleep-disordered breathing and other respiratory disorders
  • The Rotavirus vaccine, which protects children from rotaviruses – the leading cause of severe diarrhea among infants and young children.

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