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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.
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MCRI's Professor Melissa Little was presented with an honorary doctorate from Leiden University in Amsterdam on Friday, 8 February at a ceremony celebrating the university's 444th birthday. Prof Little was recognised for her "exceptional research into potential regenerative therapies for chronic kidney diseases, in the field of systems biology of kidney development".
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Many children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are missing out on assessment and treatment according to new research by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. Contrary to popular perceptions, the study of early to mid-primary school aged children across Melbourne found only a small number of kids with ADHD were prescribed medication.