Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) scientists have shown a new approach to genetic analysis could greatly improve diagnostic rates for children with baffling and often fatal mitochondrial diseases.
Stroke is one of the top 10 causes of death in children, yet there is very little research around childhood stroke. Researchers from the Murdoch Children’s Research institute (MCRI) have undertaken a first ever study to systematically evaluate motor function across a 12 month period, following the diagnosis of arterial ischaemic stroke (a stroke that is caused by a blood clot).
Two of MCRI’s brilliant minds Associate Professor Andrew Steer and Dr Josh Osowicki have been recognised for their outstanding work in infectious disease research with prestigious research excellence awards from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).
A study by researchers from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) that followed a sample of almost 2000 Victorian school children from the age of 14 until the age of 35 found that social disadvantage, anxiety, and licit and illicit substance use (in particular cannabis), were all more common in participants who had reported self-harm during adolescence.
New Zealand and Australia’s leading child health research institutes are joining forces to advance our understanding of how nutrition interacts with a person’s genetic makeup to shape health and wellbeing.