Research

  • RSV infection rates lowest in years

    Despite the global outbreak of COVID-19 this year, many children may actually have been healthier than previous years with new research showing more than an 85% reduction in RSV and bronchiolitis presentations and admissions to Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network.

  • Children’s antibodies to help in fight against COVID-19

    The next piece of the puzzle needed to find a COVID-19 vaccine may lie in the immune systems of children and will become the focus of a new research study at Kids Research.
  • New hope for girls with Rett Syndrome

    In a new clinical trial being led by The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, doctors are testing whether drug used to help adult Alzheimer’s patients can help improve some of the devastating features of Rett syndrome.

  • A fast track to diagnosis through genomic testing

    Ground-breaking research into ultra-rapid genomic testing is helping to transform the diagnosis and treatment of critically ill children in intensive care, fast tracking result turnaround time from three months to three days.

  • Unlocking the answers to childhood diseases

    COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of many things; the need for good hand hygiene, the importance of social distancing when we are unwell, the value of our healthcare workers. It has also highlighted the importance of progress in science, research and healthcare.

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