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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.