Research

  • Rare diseases - not as rare as you think

    Don’t be fooled by the word ‘rare’ in Rare Disease. Collectively, rare diseases are very common, with rare genetic disorders affecting 180,000 children in NSW. In developed countries, rare diseases account for 6 out of 10 childhood deaths.
  • DIPG discovery offers hope for a devastating disease

    A revolutionary drug combination discovered by scientists from the Kids Cancer Centre (KCC) at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick and the Children’s Cancer Institute (CCI) has shown astonishing results; eradicating cancer cells of the currently incurable Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG),

  • Calling all kids between 8 – 16. We're researching Virtual Reality play!

    We're researching Virtual Reality play! Who wants to join in?

    A group of researchers at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and The University of Sydney are running a series of workshops on VR play.

  • Sydney to undertake clinical studies of needle-free vaccine patch

    Clinical studies to look at the potential of needle-free delivery for at-risk groups
  • New grant could lead to a cure for cystic fibrosis

    A new grant will enable medical researchers to undergo development of a gene therapy for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) in the laboratory. 

    The $140,000 Barbara Stow-Smith Cure4 Cystic Fibrosis Innovation grant was awarded to a team of medical researchers from the University of Sydney’s Faculty of

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