News & Events

  • 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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  • 16 December 2016
 Paediatrio, the Australia-first joint venture between Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, Children’s Cancer Institute and the Children’s Medical Research Institute, was launched  by the NSW Minister for Health, Jillian Skinner MP. The Paediatrio Vision is to create Australia’s most ground-breaking, innovative and translational paediatric research hub that will change children’s hea...
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Future Build
BUILDING OUR FUTURE
The largest Clinical Research Centre in NSW will be built at The Kids Research Institute (KRI), giving hope to families and supporting researchers in finding better treatments and cures for childhood diseases. Young patients will have access to new treatments. Minister for Health Jillian Skinner and Minister for Medical Research Prue Goward  visited  Kids Research Institute at The Ch...
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Sarah's Story
Sarah, aged five, was born with a rare lung disease, Interstitial Lung Disease. It means she needs to be connected constantly to her oxygen, needs help feeding and must be cared for by a large team of health professionals. The financial cost to her family has been substantial. “In the first year of life we were $18,000 out of pocket for medical expenses alone. We also had to install air condi...
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The Kids Research Institute has approximately 300 researchers and support staff. Our passionate team of world-class researchers are dedicated to improving the lives of children with many illnesses including cancer, bone diseases, genetic conditions, diabetes, infectious diseases, neuromuscular conditions, rare diseases, sleep disorders, kidney and liver disease. Our research involves basic sci...
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