In a world-first, Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) researchers have discovered a new gene linked to a congenital brain abnormality experienced by the person who inspired the movie Rain Man.
Murdoch Children's Research Institute and Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance are celebrating the milestone of 100 Australian families who now have a diagnosis for their child’s previously undiagnosed genetic disorder – thanks to genomic sequencing.
Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham MP, Minister for Education and Training, and The Hon Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health and Minister for Sport, today awarded a team headed by St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research Associate Professor Stuart Mannering and his collaborator Professor Ed Stanley, from Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI), a $1.5million Innovation Award for research into type 1 diabetes
Scientists at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) have found that kids with ADHD have a high likelihood of developing language problems, which can lead to low academic performance and antisocial behaviour.
The Institute runs a Secondary School Work Experience Program tailored to Year 10 students interested in exploring a career in research. This program gives students an opportunity to experience different aspects of the Institute including laboratory and non-laboratory based researched and meeting scientists in action.
Scientists from the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) have discovered that a gene linked to performance in elite athletes also influences disease severity in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), the most common inherited muscle disease that affects around one in 3,500 boys.