A chance encounter between two sets of identical twins switched at birth has given scientists a rare opportunity to study how both pre- and postnatal environments and lifestyle can change how our genes are expressed in adulthood.
The Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) and the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Program Evaluation have partnered to independently evaluate MiniLit, a program targeting children in the bottom 25 per cent of readers at the start of year 1, to help improve their literacy skills.
On Monday 21 November 2016 the Australian Respiratory Early Surveillance Team for Cystic Fibrosis (AREST CF) were announced as the winners of the inaugural Cystic Fibrosis Australia Governor-General's Patron's Awards at Admiralty House in Sydney.
Congratulations to Associate Professor Andrew Steer who has received several accolades from the Heart Foundation for his work advancing the prevention, and developing interventions, for rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease.
University educated women, aged in their early to mid-30s and who smoke, are more likely to continue drinking alcohol throughout pregnancy. And with some women giving themselves a leave pass to drink heavily at special occasions while pregnant, public health experts say doctors need to get over the awkwardness of asking mothers about their pregnancy alcohol use if their children were exhibiting behavioural or cognitive problems once at school.
Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI), in collaboration with innovation company Curve Tomorrow today announced the two winners for its inaugural Bytes4health program. The winners were officially announced by The Hon. Sussan Ley MP, Minister for Health and Aged Care and Minister for Sport.