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Research News
A Melbourne-based research team is investigating a technique known as helium MRI scanning to better diagnose severe asthma, which will ultimately save lives. The test gives a clear and far more detailed view of the condition than current diagnostic measures. The new information will help inform improved treatment options for severe asthma sufferers. Remarkably, the technique uses gas that is currently used to build chemical weapons.
A/Proof Andrew Steer
Institute News
Associate Professor Andrew Steer has been named the 2016 recipient of the prestigious Frank Fenner Award. Presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID), the award is the highest accolade given by the society in recognition of outstanding advanced research in infectious diseases.
Bytes4Health opportunity for digital innovation
Institute News
The Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, 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.
Research News
The prevalence of children at risk of anaphylaxis has increased 41 per cent over a six year period in schools across Victoria. The Murdoch Childrens Research Institute study analysed statewide surveys from over 1500 government schools including more than 550,000 students. They found the prevalence of students at risk of anaphylaxis increased from 0.98 per cent in 2009 to 1.38 per cent in 2014.
Diabetes a global health concern
Research News
Every year, the World Health Organization selects a priority area of global public health concern as the theme for World Health Day, which falls on 7 April each year. In 2016, diabetes has been recognised as a chronic disease impacting the lives of Australians and millions of people worldwide.