News & Events

  • 25 September 2020
Community Child Health
The global outbreak of COVID-19 has impacted all children and young people in Australia. A study led by joint departments at Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network recently published in the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, highlighted the impact the pandemic is having on vulnerable groups of children and young people, particularly those who already experience poor health and well-being....
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  • 22 September 2020
Neuroscience
Spinal cord inflammation in children can cause many different health complications, such as paralysis from motor and sensory loss, and loss of bladder and bowel control. One cause of spinal inflammation relates to the antibody MOG (myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein). Recent studies by the Kids Neuroscience Centre have highlighted the clinical significance of these antibodies in several diseases...
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Clinical Trials
A phase III multicentre clinical trial conducted in seven countries (Australia, Germany, Japan, Spain, Turkey, USA and UK) has successfully shown that a new drug boosts bone growth in children born with achondroplasia. The study has been recently published in The Lancet and was led by Murdoch Children’s Research Institute along with investigators, Dr Louise Tofts, Paediatric Rehabilitatio...
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Grant Success
It has been an unprecedented year for Kids Research (KR), with more than $70 million committed to new research projects aimed at improving the lives of children suffering from conditions including rare genetic diseases, cancer, heart, kidney and infectious disease. In the past 12 months, more than $49 million in funding has been awarded to researchers from KR and its affiliate partners, Univer...
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Aboriginal Health
Kids Research, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network respectfully acknowledges Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which our health facilities are located and the areas from which our patients are spiritually connected to. We pay our respects to the Elders, community members, our Aboriginal staff and the Aboriginal services and organisations who work closely with us t...
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  • 19 June 2020
Clinical Trials
Frontline healthcare workers at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead will be the first NSW participants to join the BRACE trial. The BRACE trial, launched by Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) aims to investigate whether the Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine can protect healthcare workers exposed to SARS-CoV-2 from developing severe symptoms, reducing the impacts of COVID-19. The...
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Grant Success
Kids Research, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network is happy to announce the success of our researchers in the latest Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) round. A total of approximately more than $20M funding has been awarded to 8 new paediatric health and medical research projects. A/Prof David Ziegler (UNSW), Prof Stefan Pfister, Prof Claire Wakefield, Prof Olaf Witt, Dr Dong-Anh Khuo...
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Grant Success
Kids Research, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network is delighted to announce the tremendous success of our researchers in the latest National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Investigator Grant and Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) round. Together with University of Sydney (USYD) and University of New South Wales (UNSW), more than $13.8...
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Clinical Trials
International Clinical Trials Day is celebrated globally on 20 May, each year. Since the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the importance of progress in science, research and healthcare has never been more evident. The speed and scale of the global spread of COVID-19 has driven government bodies, researchers and clinicians to rapidly develop and launch clinical trials in the race to develo...
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Population health
The amount of people forcibly displaced globally is at its highest record - with an estimated of 70.9 million people, over half of whom are children and adolescents. The health and wellbeing of asylum seeking children and adolescents is a major public health concern worldwide, especially given increasing numbers. A recently published national, multicentre study protocol will document the healt...
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