Researchers have identified markers that have the potential to form the basis of a new generation of blood tests to diagnose tuberculosis (TB). The finding has the potential to help reduce the number of deaths from the disease, currently 1.5 million each year worldwide.
A rotavirus vaccine candidate, led by the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, has been found to provide a strong immune response in over 90 per cent of babies that received a course of the vaccine during clinical trials.
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and technology company Curve Tomorrow continue to cement themselves at the forefront of digital healthcare technology, after picking up the Best New Product award at the National iAwards.
Murdoch Childrens 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 Childrens Research Institute has found. However, whether autism is becoming more prevalent or being diagnosed earlier is still under question.