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

People of refugee background are ordinary people caught in exceptional circumstances. War and human rights abuse is a commonality for those fleeing from their home and country. We know that the impact of torture and trauma lasts for years, with impacts that are intergenerational.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a common cause of childhood disability, with recent estimates suggesting that up to one in every 30 children will sustain a TBI before the age of 16.
Stem cells show promise as a treatment for some neurological injuries, and they are a hot topic for the cerebral palsy community. After 15 years of international laboratory studies related to cerebral palsy, we know that stem cells may prevent injured cells from dying, and may help with some level of repair.