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Advances in medical science have
meant that there are treatments for
many illnesses now that even 20
years ago, were unavailable.
Researchers can at least promise us
that by refining medications they will
target the processes in our bodies
which cause pain or illness, causing
less interference with the healthy
working of our systems.
To this end, medical researchers
have been trying to unravel the way
messages are sent from the brain
and to learn what scrambles those
messages, triggering something to
go wrong in some disorders.
Dr Mark Graham from the Children's
Medical Research Institute (CMRI) is
one of the scientists who has been
looking into brain messages. His
work at the Cell Signalling Unit is
contributing to the development of a
new class of anti-epileptic drug and
we may well see similar progress
towards drugs more targeted for
people whose lives are affected by
Dr Graham is part of an impressive
team of internationally-renowned
scientists at CMRI, who have been
responsible for many medical
CMRI's focus has changed over
the years, and now much of its
work involves learning about the
basic processes that take place in
our bodies and the building blocks
of life. Ironically, the more that
researchers at CMRI learn, the more
specific and targeted will be the
medical response to what ails us.
And with it, fewer medications will
be needed for us to lead healthy,
Of course, to maintain its excellent
research results, the CMRI needs to
seek funding from the public, much
of which comes from its popular
Jeans for Genes Day and individual
bequests. To make good on the
promise of less medications, more
work has to be done.
Call (02) 9687 2800 if you would
like to make a gift or bequest.
Medicine: When less is more
Foundation makes a
Alzheimer's and other related forms
of dementia will impact at least
one in every four people in South
The Rosemary Foundation for
Memory Support was established
in 1998 as the capital fund for
Alzheimer's Australia SA and it relies
on the generous and philanthropic
support of South Australians.
Making a donation, bequest or
in-memorium to the Rosemary
Foundation will assist Alzheimer's
Australia SA to provide services and
support to people with dementia,
their carers and families.
For more information call
Alzheimer's Australia SA
on 8372 2100 or visit
A uniquely Australian voluntary organisation dedicated to caring for the families of
deceased veterans and members of today's Australian Defence Forces who lose their
lives as a result of their service.
A DonAtion, gift or bequest in your will ensures that there will be
ongoing funds to provide care and support services to over 11,500 widows and other
dependants living in South Australia and Broken Hill.
Legacy's income is not Government based and we rely on the generosity of the community
to fund our services of caring and support.
For more information and / or to make a donation please contact :
Legacy Club of Adelaide Inc
102 Franklin Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Phone : (08) 8231 9812
Legacy still helping 80 years on
Arising from humble beginnings at a
meeting held in Balfours Café, King
William Street in February 1928,
the Legacy Club of Adelaide has
provided care and support services
to thousands of widows and children
of deceased veterans initially as a
result of WWI, and then subsequent
conflicts in which Australian Defence
Forces have been involved.
Currently, support is provided to
10,800 widows and children in
South Australia and Broken Hill and
more than 115,000 nationally.
"We know Legacy services will
be required for many years yet
as Australian Defence Forces are
serving in many parts of the world
with some 40,000 now having
'qualifying service'. This means their
families will be entitled to Legacy
assistance when they die," SA Legacy
President Jim Parkins explained.
"It is important the public knows our
income is not Government-based
and we rely on the generosity of the
community to help fund the services
it’s amazing how far
a bequest to the children’s
medical research institute
a bequest or donation to the children’s medical research institute
helps our work to find the genetic causes of children’s diseases.
You can make a difference. not only for now, but for generations
to come. a bequest format can be obtained from the address below.
214 hawkesbury road, westmead,
nsw 2145, australia
tel 02 9687 2800 fax 02 9687 2120
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