Rapid genomic testing will soon be available to critically unwell Australian babies and children with suspected genetic conditions, as part of four new national genomic research studies launched by Australian Genomics .
A report released today by the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) says that precision medicine has the potential to transform Australia’s health care system. Precision medicine combines knowledge of a person’s unique genetic makeup, protein levels, and their environment to allow accurate disease prevention and treatment tailored to individual needs.
"In Laos, pneumonia is one of the main reasons that children have to visit hospital. Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs and one of the leading causes of childhood death around the world, particularly in lower income countries.
Researchers have confirmed positive evidence which could potentially give hope to some parents struggling with colic, or excessive crying in newborns. Babies who cry or fuss a lot and can’t be settled are often described as having ‘colic’.
New research by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and Netherland’s Radboud University Medical Centre has provided the first ever in-depth examination of speech and language abilities in children with Koolen-de Vries syndrome (KdVS).
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Doctors from the Royal Children’s Hospital and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute have led the development of Australia’s first ever clinical guidelines that will improve the diagnosis and acute management of children that suffer a stroke.
A $24.5m, world first initiative has today been announced that will transform Victoria into a living laboratory to ensure better health, development and wellbeing for Victorian children and their families.