Professor Ruth Bishop from the Institute was announced as a finalist in the Senior Australian of the Year award at the Australian of the Year Awards 2015, which were held this week.

Researchers from Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, the University of Sydney and the Children's Hospital at Westmead have discovered a new gene that causes a deadly muscle disorder.  The discovery provides the missing link in understanding a whole range of muscle disorders. 

Researchers have established diagnostic markers that may make it easier for clinicians to treat children with blood clots.