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Grant Success
Earlier this year, several researchers from Kids Research, and our partners at the University of Sydney and UNSW, were awarded National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding for their projects, which are focusing on a range of childhood diseases. The five-year Investigator Grants are helping further research in areas including rare genetic disorders and childhood and adolescent o...
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Researcher Profile
Professor Craig Munns was recruited as a Staff Specialist in paediatric bone disorders at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead (CHW) more than 17 years ago. At the time it was the only job of its kind in Australia, which made this step in his career a milestone. Since then, he’s built on what Professor Chris Cowell envisioned for the role and the department, to deliver what is now the premier paed...
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NF1 treatment breakthrough
A commonly available nutritional supplement has inspired 11-year-old William Aberley’s self-confidence as he takes part in sports, both in and outside of school. This might seem ordinary, but not for William, who was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) as a toddler. NF1 is a hereditary genetic disorder affecting about 1 in 3,000 children worldwide. It’s commonly characterised by...
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COVID-19
A joint-study between UNSW and the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN) has revealed a rise in mental health services used by children and adolescents after Sydney’s first lockdown in 2020. The new research, published in The Lancet Regional Health – Western Pacific, compared admissions from January 2020 to February 2021 to hospital records between 2016 and 2019, to observe how the use of...
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Webinar Series
Watch the video of this webinar to hear from two experts in important parts of the drug development pipeline. So far, our series of webinars has featured a number of therapies currently being delivered to patients at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN). So we’ve asked the experts how potential therapies are identified and how do we most effectively investigate the effectiveness and saf...
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Grant success
Researchers at Kids Research, with our university partners University of Sydney and University of New South Wales, have 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 adolesce...
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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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