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Research News
Professor David Thorburn, Genetics Theme Director and Group Leader of Mitochondrial Research, is celebrating 25 years at Murdoch Childrens. Here we find out what motivates him and why he got into research, as well as his advice for young researchers.
Research News
Childhood weight issues, including overweight and obesity, affect more than a million children in Australia. Research, development and education are key in providing early intervention schemes for children that have the potential to fall into the weight trap.
Research News
The number of pregnant women in Victoria undergoing amniocentesis or chorion villous sampling, which are invasive prenatal diagnostic tests for chromosome conditions, has fallen to historic lows in recent years, a study by the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute has found.
Research News
The work of Murdoch Childrens Research Institute extends beyond our national borders. Many of the Institute’s researchers work in developing communities, combatting diseases and infections that cause premature death in children. A/Professor Andrew Steer is dedicated to finding a treatment for Group A Streptococcus (GAS), working predominantly in the Pacific region, including in Fiji, Samoa, Tonga and the Solomon Islands.
Student News
Adam is completing his PhD at Murdoch Childrens, working to improve the lives of children with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.