Research

  • Gene therapy research a breakthrough for children with SMA

    New research conducted by Sydney Children's Hospitals Network (SCHN) has found that gene therapy may provide an effective and life-changing treatment for children diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), a devastating and fatal genetic condition.

  • Genomic revolution "more than a dream" - top Ideas Grant awarded

    Gene therapy has taken centre stage at this year's NHMRC Research Excellence Awards Dinner, with Professor Ian Alexander taking out the 2020 top-ranked Ideas Grant for his innovative genetic research project. 

  • Biomedical engineer wins top science award

    Dr Tegan Cheng, Biomedical Engineer, scientist and Group Leader of the EPIC Lab in Kids Research at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, is the recipient of the 2021 Young Tall Poppy Science Award.

  • New centre set to transform treatment for sick kids

    Sydney Children's Hospitals Network (SCHN) and Children's Medical Research Institute (CMRI) are announcing the establishment of the Australian Genome Therapeutics Centre (AGTC), a collaborative effort which will transform the treatment of children with serious inherited diseases and provide hope to many more.
  • A lick, a kick and then a trip to hospital - Dog bites and children

    In the last decade, 356 children have been admitted to Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick with dog bite injuries, and alarmingly, in 49 per cent of cases the injuries were inflicted by the family pet.

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