Researchers from Murdoch Children's Research Institute are leading the charge in the war against food allergies after successfully trialling a treatment for peanut allergies that could potentially provide a long term cure for allergy sufferers.
Suspending kids from school for using marijuana is likely to lead to more - not less - marijuana use among their classmates, a new international study by the Murdoch Children's Research Institute has found.
Emerging antiviral-resistant influenza strains threaten to undermine the global investment in drug stockpiles designed to stem flu pandemics. But a group of researchers from the Institute and the University of Melbourne are working on a series of experiments and techniques to effectiveness of these drug-resistant flu viruses.
Migrants, particularly those from refugee backgrounds, often arrive in Australia with poor oral health. Evidence also shows that children can rapidly develop tooth decay in their preschool years causing not only dental pain but also more general growth and development problems.
Professor Josh Burns and the Centre of Research Excellence in Neuromuscular Disorders has just finalised a new calculation tool to measure the level of disability in children with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT).