In a world-first study, treatment of a whole community with ivermectin has been shown to virtually eliminate scabies, reducing prevalence by 94 per cent and providing new hope in the fight to control this debilitating disease.
New global research led by Murdoch Children's Research Institute has identified the best method for detecting carriage of pneumococci, bacteria that cause pneumonia and other serious infections, especially in children.
Researchers from the Murdoch Children's Research Institute and the Morgridge Institute for Research in the US have devised a way to dramatically cut the time involved in reprogramming and genetically correcting stem cells, an important step to making future therapies possible.
Mothers with depression four years after birth are three times more likely to have children with emotional and behavioural difficulties, research from the Murdoch Children's Research Institute has found.
Abnormalities picked up via magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the brains of premature babies have been identified in those who were later diagnosed with autism, research by Murdoch Children's Research Institute has found.