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  • 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

  • Emerging leader in influenza research promoted

    Emerging leader in viral pathogenesis and immunology, Dr Michelle Tate has received a promotion to lead her own research group within the Centre for Innate Immunity and Infectious Diseases. Dr Tate’s research group, ‘Viral immunity and immunopathology’ will focus on the understanding the induction of hyperinflammation during an influenza virus infection. “My research aims to…  Read more

  • Message pattern sent out by embryo key to successful pregnancy

    Hudson Institute researchers have identified that a small molecule, released by a human embryo in the womb, could be key to understanding why some embryos do not implant during IVF. The lining of the uterus or womb, also called the endometrium, is like a ‘soil’ where an embryo, or ‘seed’, must implant in order to…  Read more

  • When science meets innovation: cell therapies

    Leading Australian stem cell researcher, Dr Rebecca Lim has just returned from Toronto, the global centre of cell therapies research and a hotbed of innovation and start-ups. She shares what happens when science meets innovation and commercialisation. You’ve just been to Toronto, Canada to visit the Centre for Commercialisation of Regenerative Medicine. What was the…  Read more

  • Stem cell breakthrough
    Accelerating endometriosis, women’s health research

    Research into women’s health conditions like endometriosis and adenomyosis will now be accelerated, thanks to the world-first discovery of an identifying marker for a type of adult stem cell in the lining of a woman’s womb, or uterus, by a team of Melbourne scientists. The breakthrough is significant for the study of endometriosis, a condition…  Read more

  • Hudson Institute endorses marriage equality

    Hudson Institute celebrates an inclusive and diverse culture that supports marriage equality. As an Institute, we recognise that diversity and collaboration is our strength and that this underpins our pursuit of scientific excellence for the health of our community. We support the position that all individuals in our community should have the right to marry the person…  Read more

  • Progressing solutions for endometriosis

    Approximately one in 10 Australian women and many teenage girls live with a ‘silent’ yet potentially debilitating condition, endometriosis. Endometriosis can affect a woman’s physical and mental health, impacting on their ability to work and study, as well as disrupting family life and personal relationships. Head of the Endometrial Stem Cell Biology laboratory at Hudson…  Read more

  • Dr Jaclyn Pearson joins Hudson Institute of Medical Research

    Hudson Institute welcomes postdoctoral microbiology researcher, Dr Jaclyn Pearson, who joins the Centre for Innate Immunity and Infectious Diseases as Head of the Host-Pathogen Interactions Research Group. Dr Pearson joins the Institute from the Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, where she led research on pathogenic E. coli in the laboratory of Hudson Institute’s new…  Read more