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At Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, our researchers work at the cutting-edge of discovery. Our ground-breaking discoveries in the areas of genomics, stem cells, population health and global health position us at the forefront to deliver precision child health – an approach focused on disease prevention, early intervention and tailored care for children.
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.
Research News
An international study led by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute has made a breakthrough in identifying a potential cause of the most severe child speech impediment – apraxia. One in 1000 children has apraxia, but understating the origins of this debilitating speech disorder has until now remained elusive.