News & Events

  • 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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  • 09 January 2017
A 20 month old Australian girl will be reinfused with her own umbilical cord blood today to determine whether it will delay or prevent the onset of type 1 diabetes.   For the CORD study (Cord Reinfusion in Diabetes), which is being conducted through the Kids Research Institute at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead,  Lucy, will be the youngest child - from more than 100 children...
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  • 09 January 2017
Twenty month old Lucy Hinchion has become the world's youngest child to be reinfused with her own umbilical cord blood in an attempt to prevent or delay the onset of type 1 diabetes. Lucy underwent the infusion  as part of the CORD study (Cord Reinfusion in Diabetes), which is being conducted through the Kids Research Institute at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. The CORD study, wh...
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  • 13 May 2016
SEVERE OBESITY AFFECTING MORE AUSTRALIAN CHILDREN THAN FIRST THOUGHT, NEW RESEARCH FINDS The findings, published today in Trends in the Prevalence of Morbid and Severe Obesity in Australian Children Aged 7-15 Years (1985-2012), highlight a growing concern from paediatric obesity experts about the extent of the issue.  “The numbers on how many Australian children have severe obesity hav...
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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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