Research and Clinical Trials

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Perth mums play instrumental part in world-first vaccine
Perth mums play instrumental part in world-first vaccine (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New mothers in Perth are teaming up with researchers at the Telethon Kids Institute in a global bid to develop the first vaccine to prevent Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) disease. The Maternal RSV Study is being run by the Institute’s Vaccine Trials Group as ... Read More »

Leading next generation IVF
Leading next generation IVF (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The team, led by Dr David Greening from La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science and Professor Lois Salamonsen from Hudson Institute, in collaboration with experts from Monash IVF and Monash University, is working to understand why embryo implantation fails in ... Read More »

Pre-term babies could benefit from study of Melbourne mums
Pre-term babies could benefit from study of Melbourne mums (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Melbourne researchers are to begin a major study that could result in a test to accurately predict if women will experience pre-term labour during their pregnancy. Such a laboratory or bed-side product would enable clinicians to offer suitable, potentially life-saving ... Read More »

Unlocking the secrets of autism
Unlocking the secrets of autism (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The word ‘spectrum’ is used to describe autism because the condition expresses itself in many ways and intensities. A new approach could offer a medical treatment for its most isolating symptoms. From a beckoning index finger or slight tilt of ... Read More »

Historic discovery promises to prevent miscarriages and birth defects globally
Historic discovery promises to prevent miscarriages and birth defects globally (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

UPDATE; Click here to read the latest statement from the Victor Chang Institute.  OVERVIEW One of the greatest discoveries in pregnancy research Vitamin B3 can cure molecular deficiencies which cause miscarriages and birth defects Discovery promises to significantly reduce miscarriages and birth ... Read More »

Finding positive permanent homes for foster kids
Finding positive permanent homes for foster kids (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Queensland foster and kin carers are being asked to take part in a survey to identify positive ways to give kids a chance of a permanent home. Leith Harding, from QUT’s School of Psychology and Counselling said in Queensland there ... Read More »

Autism expert urges community to consider the benefits children with ASD bring to the classroom
Autism expert urges community to consider the benefits children with ASD bring to the classroom (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Professor Vicki Bitsika, Director for the national Centre for Autism Spectrum Disorder (CASD) at Bond University urges Australians to consider the benefits of including children on the autism spectrum in mainstream classrooms. She noted that too often these children are ... Read More »

Mental health of separated families
Mental health of separated families (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

USC Psychology researchers are examining the impacts of Australia’s family law system on parents and children going through separations and custody negotiations. PhD student Leanne Francia is seeking participants for an anonymous online survey for her project exploring the relationships ... Read More »

Vaccine views study
Vaccine views study (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new La Trobe University research project is examining why some people support and others oppose childhood vaccinations. Lead researcher Tom Rozbroj from La Trobe’s Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society is surveying pro and anti vaxxers to ... Read More »

‘Connect’ links mums-to-be with student midwives
‘Connect’ links mums-to-be with student midwives (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

An innovative USC program that provides active support for pregnant women on the Sunshine Coast has been expanded following the University’s introduction of a dedicated Bachelor of Midwifery this year. The University is now offering more places in its Connect ... Read More »

 
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