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Research News
Wed 4 May 2016 | 01:15 PM
Heart muscle diseases are a leading cause of disability and death in children and adults but the causes remain poorly understood. The genetic changes that cause heart muscle disease are in the early stages of discovery. Identifying the genetic cause of heart disease is crucial in improving understanding of these conditions and for developing new drugs and therapies.
A/Proof Andrew Steer
Institute News
Thu 28 Apr 2016 | 11:00 AM
Associate Professor Andrew Steer has been named the 2016 recipient of the prestigious Frank Fenner Award. Presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID), the award is the highest accolade given by the society in recognition of outstanding advanced research in infectious diseases.
Bytes4Health opportunity for digital innovation
Institute News
Thu 28 Apr 2016 | 08:45 AM
The Murdoch Children's Research Institute, in collaboration with innovation company Curve Tomorrow, is launching Bytes4Health. The program will offer digital health and medtech startups that are developing a product or interested in extending their technology into healthcare, a unique opportunity to access cutting edge medical research, clinical expertise and digital health product development experience.
Research News
Mon 18 Apr 2016 | 12:15 PM
The prevalence of children at risk of anaphylaxis has increased 41 per cent over a six year period in schools across Victoria. The Murdoch Children's Research Institute study analysed statewide surveys from over 1500 government schools including more than 550,000 students. They found the prevalence of students at risk of anaphylaxis increased from 0.98 per cent in 2009 to 1.38 per cent in 2014.
Diabetes a global health concern
Research News
Wed 6 Apr 2016 | 03:45 PM
Every year, the World Health Organization selects a priority area of global public health concern as the theme for World Health Day, which falls on 7 April each year. In 2016, diabetes has been recognised as a chronic disease impacting the lives of Australians and millions of people worldwide.
Dan Lindholm
Student News
Wed 30 Mar 2016 | 12:00 PM
Dan is a Biomedicine Graduate investigating the immune response of malnourished Vietnamese children to pneumococcal and polio vaccines.