News & Events

Event
The NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Adolescent Health (CRE) is a brand new Australia-wide collaboration bringing together a team of interdisciplinary researchers led by the University of Sydney’s Professors Kate Steinbeck, Rachel Skinner, Angus Dawson and Louise Baur. The CRE will explore the opportunities, challenges and costs of working with adolescents and their families to make health...
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Congratulations
Congratulations to Associate Professor Sue Woolfenden, Dr Nusrat Homaira and Dr Megan Gow, who have all been successful in receiving funding from the latest round of NHMRC funding announced earlier this week by the federal Government. The success of both Associate Professor Woolfenden and Dr Homaira was a fantastic outcome for the Population Child Health research group at Sydney Children’s Hos...
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Medicinal Cannabis
Findings into the safety of Epidiolex®, an experimental cannabis-based treatment for severe drug-resistant epilepsy in children, have been published in the Medical Journal of Australia. Under the NSW Government funded Compassionate Access Scheme, children with the most severe forms of childhood epilepsy, who are too sick to participate in a clinical trial, have an opportunity to access a canna...
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Vaccines
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. An adult from the north coast of New South Wales is the latest Australian to be diagnosed with the deadly infectious disease, diphtheria. The patient, who was diagnosed on Monday, is being treated with ant...
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Publications
A recent study published in Paediatric Nephrology has shown that children who receive a kidney transplant are more likely to need a blood transfusion following surgery if they have low pre-transplant haemoglobin levels. Blood transfusions following a transplant can cause adverse reactions, including increasing the chance of rejection of the donor kidney, stimulated by an immune response to don...
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Toxicology
A study published in the Medical Journal of Australia has outlined that one in four children may be exposed to a substance that will require a call to the Poisons Information Centre before they turn five. The paper, written in conjunction with Australia’s four Poisons Information Centres and The University of Sydney, sheds light on the variety of poisoning exposures in Australia. It also highl...
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Cancer
Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt and youth cancer charity CanTeen have today awarded $3.2 million in funding to four clinical trials that will give adolescent and young adult cancer patients access to cutting-edge treatment. One of the four trials will be led by Associate Professor David Ziegler at the Kids Cancer Centre at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, and run in Australia by the COG...
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Research Integrity
Congratulations to Professor Jennifer Byrne, head of the Children’s Cancer Research Unit at Kids Research, who has been successful in securing competitive grant funding from the US Office of Research Integrity. The grant will fund continuing collaboration between Professor Byrne and Dr Cyril Labbé from the University of Grenoble Alpes in France, as they develop an algorithm, Seek & Blastn,...
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Cancer
Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull has announced an incredible $5 million funding boost to the Zero Childhood Cancer Program—the first instalment of the Australian Government's Brain Cancer Mission. The Zero Childhood Cancer Program is a national initiative led by clinicians and researchers of Children’s Cancer Institute and The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network throug...
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Research
A new study published in the Medical Journal of Australia has shown that appendix removal by keyhole surgery, known medically as laparoscopic appendicectomy, leads to better health outcomes and reduced hospitals stays for children when compared to open surgery. Led by researchers at the University of Sydney and the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, the study of 23,961 children in NSW used d...
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