Every 15 hours, an Australian baby is born with a brain injury that underlies cerebral palsy. It is a permanent, life-long condition with no cure. Around 34,000 Australians have cerebral palsy.
What is cerebral palsy?
What are the causes of cerebral palsy?
What are the types of cerebral palsy?
What are the risk factors for cerebral palsy?
What are the symptoms of cerebral palsy?
Our cerebral palsy research
Research into cerebral palsy prevention at Hudson Institute is multifaceted. By understanding the mechanisms involved in cerebral palsy our researchers are identifying where intervention and treatment can significantly improve wellbeing and physical outcomes for a child.
Cord blood stem cells to prevent cerebral palsy
Stem cell therapies. Babies who are born preterm are at the greatest risk of developing cerebral palsy. Professor Suzie Miller and Dr Courtney McDonald are characterising the brain injury that is most often associated with preterm birth (white matter brain injury) and examining whether cord blood stem cells can protect white matter development within the preterm brain, and in turn prevent brain injury.
Anti-inflammatory therapies for preventing brain injury
Novel treatments for neonatal seizure
Delivering neural stem cells to the developing brain
Preventing acute brain injury resultant from resuscitation of asphyxiated newborns.
Reducing ventilation-induced brain injury.
Cerebral Palsy news
Neonatal seizures research awarded Cerebral Palsy Alliance funding
Cerebral Palsy Alliance grant success
One in 700 babies are diagnosed with cerebral palsy
Melanie and Arlo’s story
Cerebral palsy—improving outcomes at every stage in life
Act early to improve bone density for adults with cerebral palsy
A brighter future for cerebral palsy
Promising cerebral palsy treatment
‘Needle in a haystack’ of stem cells found – hope for cerebral palsy
Hope for babies starved of oxygen at birth
Cerebral Palsy collaborators
Support for people with cerebral palsy
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