News & Events

Gene Therapy
NSW Health has announced $2M of funding towards infrastructure supporting the production of gene and cell therapies in NSW. The project will be led by researchers at Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN) and the Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI). Gene therapy uses genes as medicine, which has immense therapeutic potential in the treatment of many genetic conditions and cancers...
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Event
The NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Adolescent Health (CRE) is a brand new Australia-wide collaboration bringing together a team of interdisciplinary researchers led by the University of Sydney’s Professors Kate Steinbeck, Rachel Skinner, Angus Dawson and Louise Baur. The CRE will explore the opportunities, challenges and costs of working with adolescents and their families to make health...
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Congratulations
Congratulations to Associate Professor Sue Woolfenden, Dr Nusrat Homaira and Dr Megan Gow, who have all been successful in receiving funding from the latest round of NHMRC funding announced earlier this week by the federal Government. The success of both Associate Professor Woolfenden and Dr Homaira was a fantastic outcome for the Population Child Health research group at Sydney Children’s Hos...
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Medicinal Cannabis
Findings into the safety of Epidiolex®, an experimental cannabis-based treatment for severe drug-resistant epilepsy in children, have been published in the Medical Journal of Australia. Under the NSW Government funded Compassionate Access Scheme, children with the most severe forms of childhood epilepsy, who are too sick to participate in a clinical trial, have an opportunity to access a canna...
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Vaccines
This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public. An adult from the north coast of New South Wales is the latest Australian to be diagnosed with the deadly infectious disease, diphtheria. The patient, who was diagnosed on Monday, is being treated with ant...
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Publications
A recent study published in Paediatric Nephrology has shown that children who receive a kidney transplant are more likely to need a blood transfusion following surgery if they have low pre-transplant haemoglobin levels. Blood transfusions following a transplant can cause adverse reactions, including increasing the chance of rejection of the donor kidney, stimulated by an immune response to don...
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