News - November 2010

National Health & Medical Research Council Success for the SAVE Trial

CIRUS chief investigators Professors Ron Grunstein & Craig Anderson celebrate the success of the SAVE trial which received NHMRC funding of $2.9million over 5 years. The SAVE is a multi-centre, randomised, controlled trial to determine the effects of nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) in preventing cardiovascular disease in high risk patients with moderate-severe obstructive sleep apnea. For further information visit the SAVE website

Understanding the Consequences of Interrupted Sleep – watch our latest research on ABC’s Catalyst

Researchers from the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research and the University of Sydney’s Centre for Integrated Research and Understanding of Sleep (CIRUS) are exploring the link between sleep loss and diabetes. Catalyst’s Maryanne Demasi and Graham Phillips test their wits following a terrible night's sleep. Go to the ABC's Catalyst website to watch the feature.