News & Events

  • 21 December 2020
Advanced Therapeutics
We are Australia's leaders in Paediatric Gene Therapy.  Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN) is the largest network of hospitals and services for children in Australia. Along with our Luminesce Alliance (LA) partners, we are national leaders in diagnostic, data and disease modelling research, with the knowledge and expertise that will be required to develop, evaluate...
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Grant Success
Kids Research, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network is happy to announce that our researchers were awarded a total of more than $2.17M through the University of Sydney in the latest National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Ideas Grants round. The grants awarded will fund research into neurology, clinical nutrition and gene therapy. NHMRC’s Ideas Grant scheme aims to support innovati...
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  • 01 December 2020
Webinar Series
The first in a series of educational webinars by Kids Research, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network was held on 27 November 2020. The webinar series will explore the way Advanced Therapeutics is driving clinicians and researchers to prepare for a new wave of therapies that will revolutionise the future of paediatric health care. Watch the video of this webinar to: gain an understand...
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Funding
Nine gene and cell therapy projects across the Westmead Health Precinct (Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI), The Westmead Institute for Medical Research (WIMR)) have been awarded funding to offer PhD scholarships for graduates to undertake research within the gene and gene-modified somatic cell therapy development and manufacture sectors by the NSW G...
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  • 06 November 2020
A new global analysis led by Imperial College London, assessing the height and weight of school-age (5-19 years old) children and adolescents around the world has been published in The Lancet. Prof Chris Cowell, Director of Research at Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN) along with Prof Louise Baur and A/Prof Sarah Garnett, specializing in paediatrics and child...
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  • 27 October 2020
Webinar Series
Register now for the first of a series of webinars that explores the way Advanced Therapeutics is driving clinicians and researchers to prepare for a new wave of therapies - revolutionising the future of paediatric health care. We are in a new era of paediatric medicine. Therapy that targets the underlying genetic defect causing disease is now available for a small but increasing number of dis...
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  • 19 October 2020
Close up of a microscope. this image is associated with the latest news on cancer research article published 20 October 2020
Paediatric cancer research
Each year, an average of 1000 children and adolescents in Australia are diagnosed with cancer and of these, 3 children die each week. Treating childhood cancer has been challenging, as every child and every cancer is unique. Recent advances in knowledge and personalised treatment found through research are now improving the survival rates for many with this devastating disease. ZERO Childhood...
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  • 25 September 2020
Community Child Health
The global outbreak of COVID-19 has impacted all children and young people in Australia. A study led by joint departments at Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network recently published in the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, highlighted the impact the pandemic is having on vulnerable groups of children and young people, particularly those who already experience poor health and well-being....
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  • 22 September 2020
Neuroscience
Spinal cord inflammation in children can cause many different health complications, such as paralysis from motor and sensory loss, and loss of bladder and bowel control. One cause of spinal inflammation relates to the antibody MOG (myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein). Recent studies by the Kids Neuroscience Centre have highlighted the clinical significance of these antibodies in several diseases...
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Clinical Trials
A phase III multicentre clinical trial conducted in seven countries (Australia, Germany, Japan, Spain, Turkey, USA and UK) has successfully shown that a new drug boosts bone growth in children born with achondroplasia. The study has been recently published in The Lancet and was led by Murdoch Children’s Research Institute along with investigators, Dr Louise Tofts, Paediatric Rehabilitatio...
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