Latest Murdoch Children’s Research Institute News

New childhood brain centre brings fresh hope to families
Leading fight against childhood brain cancer
Grant to advance research into severe bacterial pneumonia
Advisory group established to better support preschool children
Study investigating causes of stuttering
Possible genetic triggers of autism symptoms and motor issues identified for several rare diseases
Endometriosis and pelvic pain study receives funding boost
First month of Australian data shows children at low risk of COVID-19 infection, no hospitalisations
MCRI launches landmark study into children’s COVID-19 immune responses with assistance from Rio Tinto
Rotavirus vaccination leads to reduced hospitalisations, fewer infant deaths
Action needed to protect kids from COVID-19 racism spike
Innovative genomic research projects receive federal grants
10M grant enables MCRI’s BCG vaccine trial to expand internationally, enrol 10,000 healthcare workers
Coronavirus and Kawasaki disease in children: it’s an intriguing but unproven link
Project receives significant grant to breathe new life into childhood lung disease research
A message from MCRI’s Director, Prof Kathryn North AC
Better data reanalysis model needed to improve rare disease diagnostic rates
Australian COVID-19 modelling and international data reassuring for parents, teachers
Risk factors for carrying pneumonia-causing bacteria revealed
Rapid infectious disease shifts in Chinese children and adolescents prior to covid-19
BCG vaccine trial to protect Australian healthcare workers starts, enabled by major philanthropic backing
Murdoch Children’s Research Institute to trial preventative vaccine for COVID-19 healthcare workers
Mother’s gut bacteria may hold key to predicting childhood food allergies
New neurodegenerative disorder discovery
Children’s experiences of racial discrimination linked to risk markers of long-term chronic disease
Better systems needed to care for kids with mental health problems
Caesarean birth has little impact on children developing allergies
Advanced immune profiling sheds light on peanut allergy
Innovative program to better diagnose and develop treatments for rare diseases
New paediatric care model produces positive results
Honour for outstanding contribution to understanding genes controlling kidney
Health and developmental needs at outset of schooling predict poorer NAPLAN results in Grade 3
MCRI hops on its bike – US funding received for MCRI research into two rare genetic diseases
Kids diagnosed with ADHD often don’t take medication regularly
Lead Levels in Pre-School Kids Lower But Vigilance Needed
Human immune cells produced in a dish in world first
Action needed to improve poor health and disadvantage in youth justice system
Majority of children needlessly avoid common antibiotics
Researcher receives $3m for trial into suspected septic shock in children
Researcher recognised for tackling drug-resistant infections
New research into a rare genetic brain condition
MCRI researchers contribute to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder inquiry
Children with food allergies seen faster under new paediatric model
MCRI researchers contribute to parliamentary inquiry on allergies
New research announced to reduce high suicide rates in pregnant women and new mums
Vaccine reduces likelihood of severe pneumonia
Low blood oxygen strongly increases sick children’s risk of death
New test improves diagnosis of a common genetic cause of autism