News & Events

Clinical trials
Findings of a phase 3 clinical trial for the treatment of seizures associated with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) in children have been published today in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health. The international study was conducted in 25 countries, with centres across Australia led by Dr John Lawson, paediatric neurologist at Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick and national leader in epi...
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Associate Professor Fabienne Brilot-Turville is a cellular immunologist at Kids Neuroscience Centre, Kids Research, where she leads the Brain Autoimmunity Group in their search to understand the role that autoantibodies play in various neurological diseases. One class of neurological conditions that interest the Brain Autoimmunity Group is demyelinating disorders.  Demyelinating disorders...
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Cerebral Palsy
The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) have awarded nearly $1.2 million dollars towards a collaborative research project to implement evidence-based guidelines for the early detection of cerebral palsy in young children. Each year 600 Australians are born with cerebral palsy (CP), the most common childhood physical disability. One third of children diagnosed will never walk,...
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  • 20 April 2017
  • INMR
Today, The  Institute of Neuroscience and Muscle Research (INMR) Patron, Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor of New South Wales, and Mrs Linda Hurley visited to learn more about the world-leading  integrated clinical and research work that benefits thousands of patients. This research is directly relevant to patients with specific inherited...
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  • 22 December 2016
  It is wonderful to briefly reflect on an exciting and successful year for the Kids Research Institute.. We should be justly proud of our achievements, but also recognise that it is a highly competitive environment and that success may not always be achieved on our first attempt. – perseverance can be a virtue! Grant Outcomes  Researchers have had an excellent outcome with g...
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  • 18 August 2016
research collaboration
Research into rare diseases has been transformed by an analysis of protein-coding genetic variation in more than 60,000 people. The study by the Exome Aggregation Consortium (ExAC), published in Nature, sequenced the exomes of 60,706 individuals of diverse geographic ancestry, including; European, African, South Asian, East Asian and Latino populations. They identified around 7.4 million genet...
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  • 10 August 2016
Children with epilepsy experience vulnerability, disempowerment and discrimination according to a review of international studies by researchers from Kids Research Institute at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, along with colleagues from the University of Sydney and the University of NSW. ‘Children’s Experiences of Epilepsy: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Studies’, published in Pediatrics,...
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Preventing blindness
Researchers at the Kids Research Institute may soon be able to save the vision of adults and children suffering from optic neuritis thanks to a new study that will allow them to provide better treatments to patients based on an antibody in the blood. The nationwide study, titled MOG antibody: a biomarker of bilateral and relapsing optic neuritis, will involve testing patients with recurring op...
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brain autoimmunity
In a discovery that could help many thousands of children around the world, researchers at the Kids Research Institute have discovered a new disorder that may explain why some children suddenly develop movement and psychaitric problems. After years of research, Associate Professor Russell Dale and Dr Fabienne Brilot-Turville, of the Institute for Neuroscience and Muscle Research, have identifi...
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