ASPREE study funding announcement The ASPREE study received more than $5.5 million in the latest round of National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grants announced by Minister for Health and Aged Care, Hon Sussan Ley, at Monash University on 3rd December 2016. The ASPREE Completion Project, awarded $4.8 million, and the aspirin in prevention…Details
Dr Suzanne Orchard and local ASPREE Senior Study Co-ordinator Rosalind (Ros) Whittaker hosted the first ASPREE study update for 2016 in Wollongong on March 17. “It was terrific to meet so many participants and guests at the ASPREE study update in Wollongong last week,” said senior research manager, Dr Suzanne Orchard, who is based at the ASPREE Head Office…Details
The ASPREE-Hearing research team continue their travels around south-eastern Australia in the name of science. They are tasked with collecting information which will be used to determine whether daily low-aspirin reduces or prevents age-related hearing loss. Ever since the mobile audiometers were calibrated late last year, the team hasn’t been still! This picture was taken in Shepparton earlier this month when the…Details
Late last month saw the launch of an aspirin study called ADD-Aspirin to investigate whether aspirin can be used to prevent or delay the recurrence of a cancer. People living in India and the UK who have had, or are undergoing early treatment for cancer in the oesophagus, stomach, bowel or breast or prostate are eligible to participate. Funded…Details
Representatives from Museum Victoria recently visited the new Monash University DEPM Biorepository to learn about the inner workings of the state-of-the-art long term storage facility. Dr Joanna Sumner (pictured), Manager of Genetic Resources at Museum Victoria took a hands-on approach, examining the tanks, storage racks and other design considerations with colleagues Christine Tipton, Business and…Details
Professor John McNeil, Principal Investigator to ASPREE in Australia, heads the School of Public Health & Preventive Medicine (SPHPM), the second largest school within the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University. For those interested, the SPHPM 2014 Annual Report, which gives an overview of the enormous scope of research being undertaken at the school, including the…Details
This week, two important events happened to the ASPREE Healthy Ageing Biobank. Thanks to the generosity of ASPREE participants, the team ‘banked’ baseline blood and urine samples from the 12,220th participant! So far, of these, 3000 participants have provided an additional three year follow-up sample. Each sample is linked to a wealth of clinical health information collected…Details
More than 700 ASPREE participants and guests attended ASPREE study updates at the Monash Biomedical Imaging (MBI) Centre on the 12th & 13th of February 2015. The larger crowd attended on Friday, suggesting that our audience is not at all superstitious. The ASPREE team thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to meet our participants and to answer questions about the study.
The ASPREE team always enjoys sharing a cuppa with participants and guests at these events. Two more terrific mornings spent with our ASPREE participants and guests at the AMREP Theatre in the Alfred Hospital precinct on January 29th & 30th.
Thanks to the wonderful support from older members of the community, their families and GPs, ASPREE hit a number of new milestones as it strove towards the recruitment target this year. Highlights of the year include: • ASPREE reached the recruitment target of 19,000 participants across both countries in November 2014; 16,700 participants are Australian.…Details