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MCRI's Professor Melissa Little was presented with an honorary doctorate from Leiden University in Amsterdam on Friday, 8 February at a ceremony celebrating the university's 444th birthday. Prof Little was recognised for her "exceptional research into potential regenerative therapies for chronic kidney diseases, in the field of systems biology of kidney development".
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Many children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are missing out on assessment and treatment according to new research by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. Contrary to popular perceptions, the study of early to mid-primary school aged children across Melbourne found only a small number of kids with ADHD were prescribed medication.
Congratulations Professor Kathryn North
Institute News
Congratulations Professor Kathryn North, on her appointment as Companion to the Order of Australia in this year’s Australia Day awards. This honour recognises Kathryn’s national and international leadership in genomic medicine, her contribution to the advancement of genetic, neurological and child health and mentorship of young researchers.
Research News
Press release from the office of Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health The Liberal National Government is providing nearly $1 million in funding to a medical research project that will use human stem cells to develop kidneys as an alternative for renal replacement.
Institute News
Three of Australia’s child health leaders have joined forces to tackle global child health – the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, The Royal Children’s Hospital and the University of Melbourne have launched a new initiative, Melbourne Children’s Global Health.
Institute News
Genetic counselling is one of the rarest jobs in Australia – with only 230 employed nationwide. Genetic counsellors work in many areas of medicine, including paediatrics, prenatal, infertility, neurology, cancer and cardiology. Many counsellors work directly with patients, while others carry out research in public laboratories and for industry.
Institute News
Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) has attracted $34.2 million funding in the latest National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Grant Application Round. The funding has been awarded to 41 grants across the institute, which is an overall success rate of more than 31 per cent – significantly higher than the national rate of 19.5 per cent.