News & Events

Research
Four genes which work together to cause cleft lip and palate have been identified in an international research collaboration. The NHMRC-funded project was led by Associate Professor Tony Roscioli, clinical geneticist at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) and UNSW Sydney; and Professor Timothy Cox, from Seattle Children’s...
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Most parents look online for information about their child’s health.
Child Health
This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public. Many parents can be anxious when their child is sick. So looking online for health information can help them understand their child’s medical condition and take an active role in treatment. Seeking health i...
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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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Neuroimmunology
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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  • 25 May 2018
Congratulations
Congratulations to Professor Elizabeth Elliott who has won the Australian Medical Association (AMA) Excellence in Healthcare Award 2018 for her pioneering research, clinical care and advocacy in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). For more than 20 years, Professor Elliott, who is a Consultant Paediatrician at Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network and Director of the Australian Paediatric Sur...
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Genomics
Staff from Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network have contributed to a new online resource introducing clinicians and researchers to the world of clinical genomics research. Gayathri Parasivam, Genetic Counsellor at Kids Research was part of the team who developed the educational package, together with colleagues from Bioplatforms Australia, NSW Health Centre for Genetics Education and the Garva...
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  • 24 May 2018
Thank you
Thousands of children will have the opportunity to access novel therapies and innovative research in a safe, family-friendly environment thanks to the recently opened state-of-the-art Sargents Pies Charitable Foundation Clinical Research Centre at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.   The Sargents Pies Charitable Foundation generously donated $2 million to the Centre, which will hel...
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Cancer
The Zero Childhood Cancer program, jointly run by the Sydney Children's Hospitals Network and the Children’s Cancer Institute, has received a further $1 million from the NSW Government. The funding builds on the $5.63 million awarded to the program in 2015, and will support life-saving work into childhood brain cancer research. The program currently offers Australia’s first ever personalise...
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Food Allergy
Researchers at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead are developing a safer way to reduce allergic responses to peanuts in children.  The new trial, led by Professor Dianne Campbell, Head of Allergy & Immunology Research Unit at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, will use peanut doses along with a dietary fibre supplement to train the body to become tolerant to peanut. “We are inte...
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Research
Congratulations to Associate Professor Aaron Schindeler, who has been awarded a Drug Discovery Initiative grant from the US Children’s Tumor Foundation.  The project will investigate treatments for muscle weakness and fatigue associated with the genetic disease Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), to help children suffering from the condition.    NF1 is one of the most common ge...
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