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The Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI), in collaboration with innovation company Curve Tomorrow, is launching Bytes4Health. The program will offer digital health and medtech startups that are developing a product or interested in extending their technology into healthcare, a unique opportunity to access cutting edge medical research, clinical expertise and digital health product development experience. The Bytes4Health program will offer two companies the chance to be embedded within MCRI for four months. Companies will also receive $25,000 to go towards the development of their technology. They will work closely with research and clinical teams, including the Melbourne Childrens Trials Centre, a centre specialised in the evaluation and development of new healthcare products. They will also learn from the Curve Tomorrow team’s vast experience in developing products for healthcare professionals and patient communities. Dr James Dromey General Manager Business Development and Strategy at Murdoch Childrens Research Institute said, “Despite the growing...
Researchers from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI) have found that genetic techniques could be used to ‘switch on’ proteins that may protect against stomach cancer. The research, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation investigated Helicobacter (H.) pylori, a bacteria that can cause chronic inflammation, potentially leading to stomach cancer. H. pylori infects the stomach of roughly half the world’s population. Acquired during early childhood, it triggers inflammation of the stomach lining which, according to the researchers, is harmless in around 85 per cent of infected individuals. However, in the remaining 15 per cent of people, chronic inflammation caused by H. pylori infection has more serious consequences, causing peptic ulcers and stomach cancer. Current preventative therapy for stomach cancer is based on antibiotic eradication of H. pylori. However, an increased global prevalence of antibiotic resistant H. pylori strains has resulted in current treatment strategies becoming less effective, leading to...
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, publishing house Pinter & Martin and international health charity Teaching-aids at Low Cost (TALC) are pleased to announce the launch of Pneumonia in Children: Epidemiology, Prevention and Treatment, the first book addressing pneumonia in children, its prevention, treatment and public health control.