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  • Being born late preterm linked to increased heart disease risk in adulthood

    Babies born at 35 weeks could be at higher risk of cardiovascular disease in adult life than those born at full term, according to new research by Hudson Institute of Medical Research scientists. The scientists found that being born late preterm (35 – 36 weeks gestation) was linked to a decrease in regulation by the…  Read more

  • Harnessing immune therapies to combat pancreatic cancer

    Investigating the role of the immune system in the fight against pancreatic cancer is the focus of innovative research at Hudson Institute, thanks to new funding announced on World Pancreatic Cancer Day (Thursday, November 16). The Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation has awarded an Innovation Grant to Professor Brendan Jenkins, one of six separate projects funded…  Read more

  • Professor Henry Burger AO awarded Doctor of Medical Science honoris causa

    Hudson Institute Director Emeritus and Distinguished Scientist, Professor Henry Burger AO, has been awarded a Doctor of Medical Science honoris causa from the University of Melbourne. The Honour was conferred in recognition of Prof Burger’s significant contributions to the area of reproductive endocrinology, his leadership and prominence in the development and support of clinical initiatives…  Read more

  • Paving the way for an endometrial cancer early detection test

    New research from Hudson Institute of Medical Research is paving the way for a world-first early detection test for endometrial cancer that could reduce mortality and potentially spare women from an invasive hysterectomy. A study led by Professor Guiying Nie and first author Dr Sophea Heng, a Cancer Council Victoria Postdoctoral Cancer Research Fellow, has identified…  Read more

  • Clamping the umbilical cord later saves preterm babies’ lives

    Thousands of preterm babies could be saved by waiting 60 seconds before clamping the umbilical cord after birth instead of clamping it immediately – according to two international studies, including research from Hudson Institute, Monash University and Monash Health. Our researchers provided the scientific understanding for this major global study that will see a change to…  Read more

  • 2017 L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Fellowship

    Dr Jaclyn Pearson from the Centre for Innate Immunity and Infectious Diseases has been named as a L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science 2017 Australian Fellow. The prestigious fellowship recognises Dr Pearson’s contribution to science and will support her career progression. Read about what has inspired Dr Pearson and her work. Dr Jaclyn Pearson stems her…  Read more

  • NHMRC Fellowship and Development Grant success

    Hudson Institute researchers will work to prevent osteoporosis, protect unborn babies’ brains from damage and harness mitochondrial DNA to give women a better chance of pregnancy, thanks to almost $2 million in funding awarded by Australia’s leading medical research body. The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) last week announced funding for the research…  Read more

  • Simple therapy could help children with obstructive sleep apnoea

    Changing sleeping positions in pre-school aged children with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) could improve their learning, behaviour and cardiovascular outcomes. What is obstructive sleep apnoea? Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) in children is when enlarged tonsils and adenoids cause an obstruction during sleep preventing the clear passage of air through the upper airway. Obstructive sleep apnoea…  Read more

  • Why has the 2017 flu season been so bad?

    There have been more than 2.5 times the number of laboratory confirmed cases of flu (160,000) in Australia compared with the same period last year. The effects of a bumper flu season are still being felt well into spring, with moderate levels of flu activity expected to linger into October. Around 800 people die from the…  Read more

  • OCRF grants bring ovarian cancer early detection test closer

    Scientists at Hudson Institute are closer to developing an early detection test for ovarian cancer and better therapies to treat the disease, thanks to new research funding. The Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF) has generously announced $1.4 million in grants, including funding for research projects at Hudson Institute and a grant to maintain a vital…  Read more