News & Events

THANK YOU
Dr Wendy Gold, researcher for the NSW Centre for Rett syndrome Research at Kids Research, has received a generous donation of $10,000 from the Rett Syndrome Association of Australia (RSAA), to further her group’s work on the genetic disease. Wendy's primary research goal is to better understand the molecular genetics of Rett syndrome, which is seen almost always in girls.  She hopes to ...
Read more
Publications
A review of past qualitative studies involving children with congenital heart disease (CHD) has identified key experiences that affect their daily lives.  This systematic review, published in the European Journal of Paediatrics last week, was undertaken by our researchers at the Heart Centre for Children and the Centre for Kidney Research, both groups at Kids Research, together with collabor...
Read more
  • 22 January 2018
Construction of the new, purpose-designed paediatric Clinical Research Centre (CRC) at Kids Research  (KR) is now complete, with the builders handing over the site last week.   The CRC is the first of its kind in NSW and equal to facilities at leading paediatric hospitals internationally. It is part of the KR project at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, as part of the Westmea...
Read more
  • 18 January 2018
Congratulations to Professor Elizabeth Elliott AM FAHMS, who has received a Next Generation Fellowship from the Federal Government as announced today by the Minister for Health, Greg Hunt. The fellowships were awarded to some of Australia’s world-class medical researchers, “to ensure the best and brightest minds…make the breakthroughs of tomorrow.”  Professor Elliott was awarded $577,188: th...
Read more
Professor Jennifer Byrne, Department Head of the Children's Cancer Research Unit at Kids Research Institute,  The Children's Hospital at Westmead and Professor of Molecular Oncology at the University of Sydney, has today been named in international journal, Nature, as one of  the 'ten people who mattered this year.' She is the  only Australian included. Her work identifying...
Read more
Two scientists have teamed up to develop a DNA fact checker for research publications and have already found flaws in more than 60 papers. Now they are asking the wider research community to test the program and help improve it Jennifer Byrne, a researcher into childhood cancer at KRI, joined forces with Cyril Labbé, a computer scientist in France, to develop the Seek & Blastn tool to...
Read more
Children raised in same-sex parented families do as well emotionally, socially and educationally as children raised by heterosexual couple parents, according to a large group of paediatricians and adolescent health experts writing in the Medical Journal of Australia.
 A comprehensive research analysis of peer reviewed research was done by researchers at Murdoch Children's Research Institute, t...
Read more
  • 23 October 2017
World-leading medical research projects in which our researchers are involved have been awarded National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).grants.  The successful projects covered a range of areas from genomics, to diabetes and orthopaedics. Prof Katharine Steinbeck has been funded for  a Centre of Research Excellence in Adolescent Health: Making health services w...
Read more
  • 18 October 2017
Moving in
Our staff  have moved in and  begun work in  refurbished office space, completing Stage 1 of construction. This new  flexible work environment has  a high focus work zone and a  hub for socialising, collaborative work, meals and events. The 10 new meeting srooms include conference  rooms with advanced AV capabilities  and small rooms for...
Read more
  • 14 August 2017
A simple dietary supplement could prevent hundreds of babies from being miscarried or being born with birth defects, a world-first study has found. The ground-breaking research, which was conducted at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute and led by Professor Sally Dunwoodie, has not only identified that a deficiency in a vital molecule, known as NAD, is a major cause of miscarriages and...
Read more