News & Events

  • 30 June 2015
research advisory group
The Children’s Hospital at Westmead’s research division, Kids Research Institute, is introducing a Research Advisory Group made up of children and young people aged 12 to 17. The advisory group, to be known as KiDS Sydney, will provide a meeting place to talk about various aspects of research that involves children and young people. There will be opportunity to connect with similar groups a...
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Preventing blindness
Researchers at the Kids Research Institute may soon be able to save the vision of adults and children suffering from optic neuritis thanks to a new study that will allow them to provide better treatments to patients based on an antibody in the blood. The nationwide study, titled MOG antibody: a biomarker of bilateral and relapsing optic neuritis, will involve testing patients with recurring op...
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  • 30 June 2015
World first for T1 diabetes
Four-year-old Isla is the first person in the world  be reinfused with her own umbilical cord blood to determine whether it will delay or prevent the onset of type 1 diabetes. Led by Professor Maria Craig, the CoRD study is being conducted through Kids Research Institute, at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. Isla, from Western Australia, is the first child - from more than 100 chi...
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  • 17 June 2015
Theodore was diagnosed in the womb during a routine ultrasound with a very serious condition, hypoplastic left heart syndrome. The left side of his heart did not develop. If not for the advances in medical research over the last twenty years, Theodore would have died. Knowing his condition in advance meant that his delivery was planned for nearby Westmead Hospital and he was  rushed...
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