News & Events

  • 25 March 2021
Epilepsy
World Purple Day is celebrated on the 26th March, a day aimed at raising awareness of epilepsy. What is Epilepsy? Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorder that affects the brain, often causing seizures. Around 65 million people in the world have epilepsy and although epilepsy can develop at any stage of life, it is more common in children, adolescents and people over 60....
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  • 11 March 2021
Kidney Research
Kidney disease impacts 1.7 million Australians each year, with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) being the most common form of kidney disease. CKD is a condition characterized by a gradual loss of kidney function over time. CKD is increasingly recognised as a major burden on our health systems and even more so on those affected by it. Over 50% of childhood kidney disease has a genetic cause. Until...
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  • 08 March 2021
Webinar Series
Missed out on our first webinar of the year? Watch the video of this webinar to hear from two esteemed leaders in the field of paediatric cancer and pioneers in CAR-T cell therapy. Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T cell therapy is the most therapeutic advancement in acute lymphoblastic leukaemia for generations and is a new form of immunotherapy approach to cancer. The CAR-T cell therapy appro...
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  • 24 February 2021
Rare Diseases
Background The 28 of February is International Rare Disease Day, an opportunity to raise awareness around rare diseases and improve access to treatment and medical representation for individuals with rare diseases and their families. There are over 300 million people living with one or more of over 6000 identified rare diseases around the world. Although individually uncommon, there ar...
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  • 09 February 2021
Webinar Series
We are back with our series of webinars which explores the way Advanced Therapeutics is driving clinicians and researchers to prepare for a new wave of therapies, revolutionising the future of paediatric health care. Register now and hear from two esteemed leaders in the field of paediatric cancer and pioneers in CAR-T cell therapy. Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T cell therapy is the most th...
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  • 21 December 2020
Advanced Therapeutics
We are Australia's leaders in Paediatric Gene Therapy.  Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN) is the largest network of hospitals and services for children in Australia. Along with our Luminesce Alliance (LA) partners, we are national leaders in diagnostic, data and disease modelling research, with the knowledge and expertise that will be required to develop, evaluate...
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Grant Success
Kids Research, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network is happy to announce that our researchers were awarded a total of more than $2.17M through the University of Sydney in the latest National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Ideas Grants round. The grants awarded will fund research into neurology, clinical nutrition and gene therapy. NHMRC’s Ideas Grant scheme aims to support innovati...
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  • 01 December 2020
Webinar Series
The first in a series of educational webinars by Kids Research, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network was held on 27 November 2020. The webinar series will explore the way Advanced Therapeutics is driving clinicians and researchers to prepare for a new wave of therapies that will revolutionise the future of paediatric health care. Watch the video of this webinar to: gain an understand...
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Funding
Nine gene and cell therapy projects across the Westmead Health Precinct (Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI), The Westmead Institute for Medical Research (WIMR)) have been awarded funding to offer PhD scholarships for graduates to undertake research within the gene and gene-modified somatic cell therapy development and manufacture sectors by the NSW G...
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  • 06 November 2020
A new global analysis led by Imperial College London, assessing the height and weight of school-age (5-19 years old) children and adolescents around the world has been published in The Lancet. Prof Chris Cowell, Director of Research at Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN) along with Prof Louise Baur and A/Prof Sarah Garnett, specializing in paediatrics and child...
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