September 2011

Pictured in photo (L-R): Joanne Struck, Prof Karen Waters, Dr Rita Machaalani, Krystyna McIntosh

The search for biomarkers to diagnose Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is a devastating and tragic event in families. While many environmental factors which decrease the risk of SIDS have been identified, up to 100 babies still die each year in Australia from SIDS.

The Splash of Red Foundation is funding further research into SIDS by awarding Dr Rita Machaalani from The University of Sydney’s Department of Medicine and The Bosch Institute a research funding grant of $17,500.

Dr Machaalani will be funded to work with Prof Karen Waters from the Kids Research Institute, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. The project seeks to identify biological markers (biomarkers) that are specific to SIDS Read full story...

New Network of Doctors and Scientists Seek to Improve Treatment for Childhood Cancer

Cancer is the leading death-causing disease in children, with 150 children dying from childhood cancer every year. Acknowledging the difficulties that lie in reducing this figure, the Cancer Institute NSW awarded $6.5million in funding to establish the Translational Cancer Research Centre for Kids (TCRCK) Read full story...

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