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  • Professor Jock Findlay awarded Honorary Degree

    Hudson Institute Distinguished Scientist and reproductive health research leader Professor Jock Findlay, AO, has been awarded an honorary doctorate from The University of Adelaide. Professor Findlay, a graduate of the University of Adelaide, was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of the University (honoris causa) alongside eminent Australians at a graduation ceremony last week. The…  Read more

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  • Womb to wounds – menstrual fluid could repair damaged skin

    Scientists are demonstrating how the womb’s unique ability to rapidly rebuild itself could be harnessed to heal difficult-to-repair chronic wounds affecting 400,000 Australians. A new collaborative study, led by Dr Jemma Evans at Hudson Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne, has shown how plasma isolated from menstrual fluid contains specific proteins that appear to enhance…  Read more

  • Monash Tech School pilot at Hudson Institute

    Monash Tech School students visited Hudson Institute to learn about the technologies that enable life-saving medical research, and the many different careers in science as part of an eight week trial program. Each Wednesday, up to 20 Year 9 students have toured our Technology Platforms and heard from MHTP Strategic Initiatives Manager, Ms Vivien Vasic…  Read more

  • Brain tumour ‘atlas’ provides big data to fight childhood cancer

    A collection of data extracted from more than 1000 paediatric brain tumour samples will improve Hudson Institute scientists’ ability to tackle childhood brain cancer through targeted therapies. The new Pediatric Brain Tumour Atlas (PBTA), launched by the US-based Childhood Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium (CBTTC) on Monday, includes data collected from 30 unique childhood brain tumour…  Read more

  • Homebirth or hospital birth? New study weighs up the evidence

    Women with healthy, low-risk pregnancies who gave birth at home with a midwife had comparable rates of stillbirth and neonatal death to healthy low-risk women who gave birth in hospital, a new epidemiological study of births in Victoria from 2000-2015 has found. However, the rates of neonatal death were up to seven times higher during…  Read more

  • Genetic mutation could be behind ‘aggressive’ hormone-driven ovarian cancer

    A new study has identified a genetic mutation that could be linked to an aggressive type of ovarian cancer driven by hormones. A team of scientists at Hudson Institute of Medical Research, with collaborators at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and the University of Western Australia, used large-scale genome sequencing to map the tumour genome…  Read more

  • Dr Minni Änkö joins Hudson Institute

    Welcome to Dr Minni (Minna-Liisa) Änkö, who joins Hudson Institute of Medical Research as head of the RNA Biology in Health and Disease laboratory. Dr Änkö is an expert in RNA biology, and joins the Institute from the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) at Monash University. Dr Änkö’s laboratory will focus on understanding how the…  Read more

  • Next Big Idea Award winners announced

    Researchers and students have pitched their innovative ‘Big Ideas’ tackling health conditions ranging from tackling Legionnaires disease to improving exercise science to a panel of research and commercialisation experts. It was all part of the Next Big Idea Award  on August 30, which aims to encourage, reward and facilitate commercially focused innovation among our PhD…  Read more

  • Baby’s first breaths of life captured for the first time

    For the first time, doctors and researchers have captured moving ultrasound images of the lungs of newborn babies as they take their first breaths. The world-first research, involving Hudson Institute of Medical Research, Monash University and the Royal Women’s Hospital, is a breakthrough in understanding how human lungs transition from the womb to taking the…  Read more

  • Breathing life into patients with ‘irreversible’ lung disease

    Lung fibrosis patients could soon inhale ‘droplets’ of tiny particles derived from stem-like cells found in the human placenta in an effort to repair ‘irreversible’ deadly scarring of the lungs, thanks to world-first research. The regenerative medicine treatment could one day form an alternative for patients with the disease who aren’t eligible for a life-saving…  Read more