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The Murdoch Children's Research Institute blog Featuring stories, opinons and news from our research team, patients and staff.

By Catriona Elek, Project Coordinator “Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.” – Groucho Marx Books are wonderful companions.
Written by Kylie Smith, speech pathologist, PhD student, and stuttering eggspert. “Does my child stutter because they are anxious?” and, “Will stuttering make my child anxious?” are questions parents frequently ask speech pathologists working with paediatric stuttering.
This week is Hearing Awareness Week and to mark the occasion we invite you to take a moment and think about your ears, your kid’s ears and your family’s hearing health.
Stephanie Di Palma, University of Melbourne Master of Genetic Counselling Student Angelina Jolie’s decision to have both her breasts removed after discovering she carried a gene mutation which dramatically increased her risk of developing the disease captured headlines around the world.
Hi everyone, my name is Andrew Carrazzo from the Carlton Football Club. I’m really excited to again be an ambassador for the Murdoch Children's Research Institute and their Step-a-thon campaign.
When you become a parent, whether it’s for the first time or with subsequent children, it sets you off on a huge learning journey – children don’t come with a manual, and all children are different, so for most of us that means learning on the job and adapting as our children grow and change.
Myfanwy McDonald, Population Health We believe that we live in the ‘age of information’, that there has been an information ‘explosion’, an information ‘revolution’. While in a certain narrow sense that is the case, in many more important ways just the opposite is true.
Genes. Even rice grains have them. Strangely enough, rice grains actually have more genes than humans! You might say “But we’re so complex, the “pinnacle of creation”, yet a grain of rice has more genes than I do? Shouldn’t I, the most complex being in the world, have more genes?
Growing up, I had the option of pursuing either medicine or a career in research. I chose research and I have never looked back, until now.