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The Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) and the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) are delighted to establish the inaugural MDA Research Fellowship, to be awarded to Dr Chantal Coles for 2019. Chantal began her research career in the primary industries, completing a PhD focusing on muscle and fat in developing cows.
Institute News
The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute has welcomed the opening of the first genomics mission competitive grants round to focus on research into cancers, children’s illnesses and diseases with low survival rates.
Research News
The first detailed global study of adolescent health reveals: Growing inequality with a large disease burden in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and the Pacific Obesity rates have doubled, with countries in the Pacific region having among the highest prevalence Anaemia remains unchecked, India bearing heavy burden Investments in health, education, legal systems have not kept pace with needs Gender inequity is a powerful driver of poor adolescent health Today’s adolescents make up the largest generation in history, but a landmark study reveals these young people are encountering greater health challenges than those faced 25 years ago, and investments in their wellbeing have not kept pace with population growth.