News & Events

  • 05 May 2021
Webinar Series
Watch the video of this webinar to hear from two experts in the fields of genetic retinal diseases and stem cell biology discuss Ocular Gene and Cell Therapies and the tremendous new hope they bring to the treatment of these retinal diseases. Ocular Gene Therapy is the first in vivo gene therapy approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) here in Australia for clinical use...
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  • 01 April 2021
Webinar Series
Registration now open! Register now and join our 3rd webinar of the Advanced Therapeutics series. In this webinar, we will be focusing on Ocular Gene Therapy, the first in vivo gene therapy approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) here in Australia for clinical use in inherited retinal diseases. Inherited retinal diseases are a group of conditions that disproportionately affect c...
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Population Health
Our researchers at Kids Research, Sydney Children's Hospitals Network have been awarded over $1.8M in funding in the latest OHMR Translation Research Grants Scheme (TRGS) for two research projects with a focus on migrant and refugee families and rural children in NSW respectively.  RuralKidsGPS - delivering equitable care to children in rural NSW Chief investigators: Prof Raghu Linga...
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  • 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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