News & Events

  • 30 June 2017
The ability to treat patients with highly toxic chemotherapy drugs without damaging healthy cells has posed a challenge for oncology staff for a long time. Working collaboratively in our purpose-built Gene and Cellular Medicine Facility – one of the first in Australia – our internationally recognised gene therapists, molecular biologists and bio-informaticians successfully demonstrated in labo...
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  • 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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