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Grant success
Researchers at Kids Research, with our university partners University of Sydney and University of New South Wales, have today been awarded over $14.9 million in National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding. Announced by Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, the grants will help to further research into a range of childhood conditions and diseases, including childhood and adolesc...
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  • 16 August 2021
Neuroscience
A new international treatment guideline for the most common single form of encephalitis in children is set to change clinical practice and impact children worldwide. The study led by Professor Russell Dale, Clinical Director of Kids Neuroscience Centre, brought 25 experts together from 5 continents around the world, with a goal to standardise treatment for Paediatric NMDA receptor antibody enceph...
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Grant Success
8 health and medical research projects have received a total of over $19 million in funding in the latest round of Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), announced by The Minister for Health and Aged Care, The Hon Greg Hunt MP, along with 1 project funded through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Clinical Trials and Cohorts Grants announced separately. The funding will ena...
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  • 16 August 2021
COVID-19
Australian scientists researching how our immune system responds to COVID-19 have revealed that those infected by early variants in 2020 produced sustained antibodies, however, these antibodies are not as effective against contemporary variants of the virus. The research is one of the world’s most comprehensive studies of the immune response against COVID-19 infection. It suggests vaccination...
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  • 16 August 2021
Webinar Series
Watch the video of this webinar to hear from two experts in the fields of their respective fields of paediatric infectious diseases and stem cell biology investigating novel therapeutic options for patients with cystic fibrosis as well as other difficult-to-treat infections. Bacteriophages, or “phages” are viruses that selectively infect and replicate in bacteria. They are found in our day-t...
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  • 16 August 2021
Gene Therapy
New research has shown that gene therapy may provide an effective treatment for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), a devastating and fatal genetic condition. The first part of the results from the SPR1NT trial were presented at the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) Conference recently.  What is SMA? SMA affects the motor nerve cells in the spinal cord, causing progressive muscle weakness...
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  • 16 August 2021
Award
Professor Allison Tong, Co-Leader of Centre for Kidney Research Clinical Research group at Kids Research, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network and Principal Research Fellow at the University of Sydney’s School of Public Health has been awarded the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Elizabeth Blackburn Investigator Grant Award. The prestigious award recognises and celebrates he...
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  • 16 August 2021
Award
Congratulations to Dr Tegan Cheng and Dr Orazio Vittorio for being awarded the 2021 Young Tall Poppy Science Award! The Tall Poppy Science Award is an initiative of the Australian Institute of Policy and Science (AIPS), acknowledging excellence in research and commitment to communicating science to a broad audience. The awards are held in each state to celebrate researchers across science, eng...
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gene therapy
A gene therapy project to save infants’ lives has been named the top-ranked National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Ideas Grant for 2020. The project led by Professor Ian Alexander and his team were awarded the 2020 NHMRC Marshall and Warren Ideas Grant Award at the NHMRC Research Excellence Awards Dinner on June 16th. Professor Ian Alexander, Head of the Gene Therapy Research Uni...
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  • 19 May 2021
Clinical Trials
International Clinical Trials Day is celebrated around the world in May to acknowledge and celebrate the many people who are involved in clinical trials. It is also a unique opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of clinical trials and clinical research as a career option – among the greater public. Learn more about Clinical Trials Day here Read the words written by Aimee Williams...
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