News & Events

  • 13 July 2017
Stage One of the KRI building works is making excellent progress.  Twenty- two staff enjoyed a tour last week of a very empty floor space but, to the excitement of the KRI Project Team, framing up for the meeting rooms has commenced. Stage One is refurbished office and meeting rooms. Stage Two is the new clinical trials centre.  
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  • 13 July 2017
PAEDS (Paediatric Active Enhanced Surveillance) is celebrating its 10th year of national hospital based active surveillance of vaccine preventable diseases. PAEDS is now led by NCIRS, having been started as a joint initiative between NCIRS and APSU in 2007.  PAEDS held a 10 Year Anniversary Showcase in Melbourne last week to illustrate the PAEDS approach to monitoring and investigating se...
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  • 11 July 2017
The results of a randomised trial to evaluate progressive resistance exercise for children and adolescents with CMT published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health showed a difference in strength between the exercise group and the other group was 30% Among a myriad of motor and sensory impairments, foot and ankle weakness is the most debilitating problem for children with CMT. Muscle wea...
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  • 10 July 2017
New research led by Maria Craig, a Professor of Paediatrics at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and the University of Sydney, discovered a high prevalence of celiac disease in the early stages of diabetes in young people. The link had been identified previously. Type 1 diabetes occurs when the pancreas cannot produce insulin which can lead to being excessively thirsty, fatigue, blurre...
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