News & Events

  • 23 June 2017
Head injuries are one of the most common reasons children present in the emergency department. To rule out a serious brain injury, some children require a CT scan.  For serious head injuries the decision to perform a CT can be straightforward, however for less severe injuries determining whether a CT scan is warranted has posed a challenge.   Balancing the need to accurately diagn...
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  • 22 June 2017
Cancer is still surprising researchers, making the pathway to urgently-needed new treatments more difficult to predict. A combined team of researchers from Kids Reasearch Institute  and Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) studied an aggressive category of neuroblastoma, which is the most common solid cancer of childhood, and made a very surprising discovery that transforms our...
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  • 22 June 2017
 An important discovery published  in Nature Genetics will make gene therapy--which is already helping to cure genetic diseases--safer and more effective for children. The discovery by Prof Ian Alexander, Head of the Gene Therapy Research Unit, a joint initiative of CMRI and Kids Research Institute, and his team  will help improve gene therapy in the future. in key organs such a...
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  • 13 June 2017
The Medical Device Commercialisation Training Program (MDCPT) bridges the gap between the development of medical devices and their commercialisation. Tegan Cheng, manager of the EPIC 3D Orthopaedic Lab,   was selected to join this 12 week course where ground breaking meditech innovations are accelerated. Cicada Innovations, Australia’s only ‘super incubator’ delivers the program in c...
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  • 20 April 2017
  • INMR
Today, The  Institute of Neuroscience and Muscle Research (INMR) Patron, Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor of New South Wales, and Mrs Linda Hurley visited to learn more about the world-leading  integrated clinical and research work that benefits thousands of patients. This research is directly relevant to patients with specific inherited...
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  • 07 April 2017
High performing Science undergraduates have begun working on projects in the Westmead precinct  as part of the prestigious Talented Students Program, an initiative of the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney.  Students will work on projects at the Kids' Research Institute (KRI), The Westmead Institute for Medical Research (WIMR) and Western Sydney Local Health District (WSL...
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  • 30 January 2017
Potential widespread fraud concerning a gene linked to cancer has been uncovered by Professor Jennifer Byrne, Head of the Children’s Cancer Research Unit at Kids Research Institute and Sydney University academic. Prof Byrne was the first to discover and clone the gene, TPD52L2, 20 years ago. The gene is active in acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, as well as breast cancer, but its functions are poorl...
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A new study shows that 59 girls, between 5 months and 18 years,  had female genital mutilation (FMG) since 2010.  "Most procedures were performed overseas and many girls had physical compications and psychological problems." said  Prof Elizabeth Elliott, Director of APSU at Kids Research Institute, consultant paediatrician at The Children's Hospital at Westmead and Professor of Chi...
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  • 09 January 2017
Twenty month old Lucy Hinchion has become the world's youngest child to be reinfused with her own umbilical cord blood in an attempt to prevent or delay the onset of type 1 diabetes. Lucy underwent the infusion  as part of the CORD study (Cord Reinfusion in Diabetes), which is being conducted through the Kids Research Institute at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. The CORD study, wh...
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  • 22 December 2016
Researchers from both Kids Research Institute at The Children's Hospital at Westmead and Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick were succesful in NHMRC grants. The outcome for 2016 was excellent, The success rate was 20%, well above the national average of 15.2%.    NHMRC fellowships and grants 2016  People Support: Scholarships & Fellowships Inves...
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