Murdoch Children's researchers have contributed to a landmark study, published in prestigious journal Nature Medicine, that has identified key genes associated with the development of 10 autoimmune diseases of childhood.
More children are being diagnosed with autism, a study by Murdoch Children's Research Institute has found. However, whether autism is becoming more prevalent or being diagnosed earlier is still under question.
Probiotics play a crucial role in boosting the health of premature babies, but Melbourne researchers believe these good bacteria have more benefits to offer pre term infants than what is currently known.
Congratulations to Professor Melissa Little, Group Leader of Kidney Development, Disease and Regeneration, who has recently been awarded the Australia and New Zealand Society for Cell and Developmental Biology (ANZSCDB) Presidents Medal for 2015.
Last week the Prime Minister of Australia, The Hon. Tony Abbott sported a slap band pedometer on his morning walk and called on kids across Australia to get active at the launch of the Institute’s Step-a-thon for Kids campaign.
The Centre of Research Excellence in Cerebral Palsy aims to attract and train doctoral and postdoctoral researchers to create the next generation of highly skilled clinical researchers in cerebral palsy. There are several PhD projects currently available on dyskinesia, pain and saliva control.