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  • 2018 Harold Mitchell Foundation Travel Fellowships

    Congratulations to the 2018 recipients of The Harold Mitchell Foundation Travel Fellowships. These fellowships are equipping our young scientists with the experience, cutting-edge knowledge and professional links that will let them make a major difference to medical science both in Australia and throughout the world. The Harold Mitchell Foundation Fellowships enable a promising young Hudson…  Read more

  • 2018 Hudson Institute Travel and Equity Awards

    Congratulations to the 2018 Hudson Institute Travel Awards recipients, who will attend international conferences and visiting laboratories to build invaluable knowledge in their area of research. The Awards (supported by donations from the Grisha Sklovsky Memorial Fund and Philip Wind Travel Fund) support six Hudson Institute Postdoctoral Fellows and PhD students to gain experience relevant…  Read more

  • Discovery of bladder ‘mini-microbiome’ signals UTI treatment change

    Cutting edge genomics has now shown the female bladder is home to a community of bacteria – similar to the gut microbiome – even in the absence of infection. A team of microbiologists and genomics experts from the Wellcome Sanger Institute (Cambridge, UK), Loyola University Chicago (USA) and Hudson Institute of Medical Research (Melbourne, Australia)…  Read more

  • 2018 Centre for Reproductive Health Travel Awards

    Through the generosity of an anonymous donor, the Centre for Reproductive Health (CRH) is able to provide a highly competitive travel award of $2,500 to each of one CRH post-doctoral fellow and one CRH PhD student.  This offers a wonderful opportunity for our future research leaders to showcase their accomplishments. 2018 CRH Travel Award recipients…  Read more

  • Simple ‘sleep hormone’ skin patch could protect at-risk newborns

    A simple, cheap treatment of a skin patch containing a naturally occurring ‘sleep hormone’ could soon help to protect newborn babies from brain damage caused by oxygen deprivation at birth. A recent study, led by PhD student Dr James Aridas and Associate Professor Suzanne Miller in The Ritchie Centre, Hudson Institute of Medical Research, is…  Read more

  • Melbourne innovation set to revolutionise cell therapy industry

    A world-leading Melbourne innovation is rapidly changing the way cell therapies are manufactured to treat diseases including stroke and cerebral palsy, taking these treatments out of the lab and into hospitals. The new cell-processing technology, ROTEA, developed by Melbourne start-up, Scinogy in conjunction with Hudson Institute of Medical Research, is significantly reducing the costs and…  Read more

  • New role for cell death-related protein in stomach cancer

    New research from Hudson Institute of Medical Research is showing how a pro-inflammatory protein could offer new hope for stomach cancer treatment. A study, led by Dr Virginie Deswaerte and Professor Brendan Jenkins, found that modifying key components of the inflammatory response in the body could help to prevent tumour growth. The findings have been…  Read more

  • Tuberculosis study reveals new target to improve treatment and survival

    A new study into tuberculosis has revealed a novel target – hidden in a gene – that could reduce susceptibility to one of the world’s most deadly diseases. The study involved scientists at Hudson Institute of Medical Research and was led by Centenary Institute scientists, Dr Warwick Britton and Dr Carl Feng at the University…  Read more

  • Snoring may impact cardiovascular health in overweight children

    Overweight children who snore may have higher blood pressure during both sleeping and waking hours and their cardiovascular system may not properly ‘rest’ during sleep, a new study has found. A team of sleep researchers, led by Professor Rosemary Horne in The Ritchie Centre, Hudson Institute, studied five different groups of children during sleep, including…  Read more

  • Outstanding PhD students receive recognition

    Graduate research students from The Ritchie Centre took the lion’s share of awards at the recent Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ) annual scientific meeting. PhD students Aidan Kashyap, Madison Paton, Tayla Penny and Annie Cox were all recognised for their outstanding research at the premier perinatology event in Auckland, New Zealand last…  Read more