News & Events

  • 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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  • 22 December 2016
Researchers from both Kids Research Institute at The Children's Hospital at Westmead and Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick were succesful in NHMRC grants. The outcome for 2016 was excellent, The success rate was 20%, well above the national average of 15.2%.    NHMRC fellowships and grants 2016  People Support: Scholarships & Fellowships Inves...
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genome sequencing grants
Five research teams at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network have received a significant funding boost to their projects as part of the NSW Government’s 2015/16 Genomics Collaborative Grants Program. SCHN researchers received five of six project grants in the funding announcement delivered by Minister for Medical Research Pru Goward and NSW Premier Mike Baird at the Garvan’s Kinghorn Centre...
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Isa's Story
Little Isa Al Boush is one of only two children in the world with a particularly unusual form of a mitochondrial respiratory chain disorder, complex III deficiency. Using sophisticated gene sequencing techniques, researchers at Kids Research Institute discovered a new gene which causes his disorder. Isa was just five months old when he first got sick. He developed a fever and within minutes wa...
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Genomics
Many families whose children have a rare genetic disease wait years for an accurate diagnosis. For the Keesing family, new genetic sequencing techniques led to an unexpected diagnosis that has changed their lives. Brandon was just six months old when his chest problems started. For several years he was hospitalised repeatedly with pneumonia and experts at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead di...
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