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2 May 2017

Autism Spectrum Australia Recognition Award

Congratulations to Andrew Whitehouse, Chief investigator of the TALK study, who has been awareded an Autism Spectrum Australian Recognition Award for his work communicating scientific findings with families.

Andrew received the Advancement Award for his fortnighly series of '60 second science' videos, which highlight a recent scientific finding in lay language.

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The ORIGINS Project

22 Oct 2017

50 years of magic and fun

Read this editorial from The Sunday Times about the contribution to Telethon from the newspaper and a mention of the ORIGINS Project.

"Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull flew into Perth last night to announce the Origins project which will follow a cohort of 10,000 WA children for five years, from birth."

22 Oct 2017

$26M Kids Bonus

PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull last night pledged at Telethon to fund a landmark $26 million health study that will follow the early lives of 10,000 WA children.

The Paul Ramsay Foundation has committed $13 million to the Origins project, which the Federal Government will match dollar for dollar through Telethon over 10 years.

18 July 2016

An artery health trial

Professor Bu Yeap is directing research centred on Dads in ORIGINS. His specialties include Endocrinology, Diabetes and Men's Health.

Bu's team is currently researching the possible link between testosterone, exercise and artery health in men ages 50-70 years. 

9 May 2016

It's All About Play

The ORIGINS team would like to congratulate Karen Dales-Anderson, an Early Childhood Officer for the City of Wanneroo, for her work creating the book 'Come and Play'.

This community book celebrates the successful  'It's All About Play' program, now running at the libraries in the City of Wanneroo.

2 Feb 2016

Why a walk in the woods really does help your body and your soul

Professor Susan Prescott has co-written an article for The Conversation with Dr Jeffrey Craig from the Murdoch Children's Research Institute.

In it, they discuss scientists' explorations of how the air we breathe can make us healthier.

21 Dec 2015

An immunologist's holistic approach to life

Professor Susan Prescott has been featured in an article in International Innovation, an engaging publication disseminating science, research and technology.

In the article, Susan talks about her holistic philosophy on health and disease prevention.

20 Nov 2015

Research grant for SYMBA

Congratulations to Prof Susan Prescott and her team!

They have been awarded an NHMRC research grant of $1.69M for SYMBA, the first clinical trial within ORIGINS.

Origins by Dr Susan Prescott

The field of epigenetics is revolutionising our understanding of how environment shapes our genes.

Dr Susan Prescott, a leading childhood immunologist, shows how the application of epigenetics through Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) is changing scientific research and public health.