News & Events

  • 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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  • 22 December 2016
Kids Research institute researchers were reconised for their innovative work. Many researchers received awards, grants or academic  promotions during the year.  AWARDS Kristine Macartney,  Deputy Director of National Centre for Research and Survelliance, was  honoured  with a Sax Institute Research Action Award recently. The award was for Kristine’s research...
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  • 22 December 2016
  It is wonderful to briefly reflect on an exciting and successful year for the Kids Research Institute.. We should be justly proud of our achievements, but also recognise that it is a highly competitive environment and that success may not always be achieved on our first attempt. – perseverance can be a virtue! Grant Outcomes  Researchers have had an excellent outcome with g...
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  • 16 December 2016
 Paediatrio, the Australia-first joint venture between Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, Children’s Cancer Institute and the Children’s Medical Research Institute, was launched  by the NSW Minister for Health, Jillian Skinner MP. The Paediatrio Vision is to create Australia’s most ground-breaking, innovative and translational paediatric research hub that will change children’s hea...
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The biobanking of  samples of  rare tumours  in our Tumour Bank has enabled researchers to  undertake a deep assessment of the genomics of a rare tumour that affects children.  The study will have major impact on how these tumours will be managed and treated in the future  ‘Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumours’ (ATRA) appear in the brain as well as in other soft tissue...
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  • 09 December 2016
The innovative Hearts and Minds program at The Heart Centre for Children is currently leading the world.  A/Prof Nadine Kasparian, who runs the Psychology Research Program and Clinical Service, has been awarded a prestigious National Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellowship. The Hearts and Mind Program combines psychology research with clinical care to improve the health and wellbeing of...
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  • 07 December 2016
CHERI conference 2017
Dr Belinda Barton has recognised for many years the importance of well-being to students’ learning and academic outcomes, as well as their positive social and emotional development. As head of The Children's Hospital Education Research Institute (CHERI), Dr Barton has seen how family and school environments can have a significant impact upon the well-being of children and young people. There are...
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