Last week the Prime Minister of Australia, The Hon. Tony Abbott sported a slap band pedometer on his morning walk and called on kids across Australia to get active at the launch of the Institute’s Step-a-thon for Kids campaign.
The Centre of Research Excellence in Cerebral Palsy aims to attract and train doctoral and postdoctoral researchers to create the next generation of highly skilled clinical researchers in cerebral palsy. There are several PhD projects currently available on dyskinesia, pain and saliva control.
Professor David Thorburn, Genetics Theme Director and Group Leader of Mitochondrial Research, is celebrating 25 years at Murdoch Children's. Here we find out what motivates him and why he got into research, as well as his advice for young researchers.
Childhood weight issues, including overweight and obesity, affect more than a million children in Australia. Research, development and education are key in providing early intervention schemes for children that have the potential to fall into the weight trap.
The number of pregnant women in Victoria undergoing amniocentesis or chorion villous sampling, which are invasive prenatal diagnostic tests for chromosome conditions, has fallen to historic lows in recent years, a study by the Murdoch Children's Research Institute has found.