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Professor Dinah Reddihough
Research News
In Australia, one child is born with cerebral palsy every 15 hours. One in 500 children are affected and about 34,000 individuals have the condition. Professor Dinah Reddihough, Group Leader of MCRI's developmental disability and rehabilitation research has been changing the lives of families touched by cerebral palsy both nationally and internationally for more than 30 years. Here we learn what drives her passion and commitment to changing the face of child health.
Research News
The introduction of three new vaccines to Fiji has had a significant impact on reducing life-threatening diseases including pneumonia, diarrhoea and cervical cancer among women and children, a new Murdoch Childrens Research Institute study shows.
Institute News
Mitochondrial disease is an illness that robs its sufferers of energy, and damages muscles and major organs like the brain and heart. About 1 in 5000 babies – or one Australian baby born each week – are born with a severe form of the disease, which can often lead to an early death.
Student News
The Murdoch Childrens Summer Student Program runs from November 2016 – February 2017, where Supervisors take on outstanding students for approximately an eight week project. "As an undergraduate student, working with a research group and being afforded the opportunity to start knitting what we learn as undergrads into an integrated, cohesive map of the science world before we’re tasked with finding our own jobs or engaging in post-graduate study is probably the biggest head-start we can get" - Christine Robinson, Murdoch Childrens Research institute 2015 Summer Student. Applications closed 23 Sep 2016. Student will be notfied of outcomes by end of October. To find out more information about this opportunity and to apply via our online application form, please visit: Summer Student Program Information