In a world-first study, treatment of a whole community with ivermectin has been shown to virtually eliminate scabies, reducing prevalence by 94 per cent and providing new hope in the fight to control this debilitating disease.
New global research led by Murdoch Children's Research Institute has identified the best method for detecting carriage of pneumococci, bacteria that cause pneumonia and other serious infections, especially in children. This analysis could inform pneumococcal vaccine evaluation and development and thereby help stop the spread of this deadly bacteria.
Researchers from the Murdoch Children's Research Institute and the Morgridge Institute for Research in the US have devised a way to dramatically cut the time involved in reprogramming and genetically correcting stem cells, an important step to making future therapies possible.
Anaesthesia in infancy has shown no adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes in children by the age of two, a new international study, published today in world-leading medical journal The Lancet and led by Murdoch Children's Research Institute, has shown.
Abnormalities picked up via magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the brains of premature babies have been identified in those who were later diagnosed with autism, research by Murdoch Children's Research Institute has found.