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  • Research uncovers clues to cause of endometriosis

    Scientists are one step closer to understanding the cause of the debilitating condition endometriosis, following the completion of a study into cells found in the lining of the womb called the endometrium. In the study, published in the journal Human Reproduction, Professor Caroline Gargett and her team sought to determine whether regenerative cells called endometrial…  Read more

  • Childhood Cancer Research Symposium: Cutting-edge science advancing childhood cancer treatment

    More than 150 leading clinicians and scientists heard from national and international experts in childhood cancer at Hudson Institute of Medical Research on Wednesday, 13 February at a highly anticipated international symposium. The symposium was made possible through the generous support of our premium partner, the Children’s Cancer Foundation, along with the Isabella and Marcus…  Read more

  • Natural mesh provides hope for pelvic organ prolapse

    A safer and more effective treatment for women with pelvic organ prolapse (POP) may be on the horizon, thanks to a new technique that uses a woman’s own stem cells to boost the effectiveness of a degradable mesh. A study published in Biomacromolecules, led by Dr Shayanti Mukherjee, shows how a degradable mesh, made from…  Read more

  • Almost 2000 unknown bacteria discovered in the human gut

    Leading microbiome expert, Dr Sam Forster, in collaboration with researchers at EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute and the Wellcome Sanger Institute (UK) have identified almost 2000 bacterial species living in the human gut. The species are yet to be cultured in the lab. The team used a range of computational methods to analyse samples for individuals…  Read more

  • Review highlights dedication to improving reproductive health

    As part of a series on influential women in reproductive health, Professor Lois Salamonsen, Australian Academy of Science Fellow and former Head of our Centre for Reproductive Health, was invited by the journal Reproduction to write a review – My Womban’s Life: Understanding Human Endometrial Function. For more than 35 years, Prof Salamonsen has dedicated…  Read more

  • More than 100 new gut bacteria discovered in human microbiome

    Scientists working on the gut microbiome have discovered and isolated more than 100 completely new species of bacteria from healthy people’s intestines. The discovery will support the development of new diagnostics and treatments for diseases such as gastrointestinal disorders, infections and immune conditions. The study from the Hudson Institute of Medical Research and Monash University,…  Read more

  • Top award for milestone paper

    A landmark Nature study that sheds light on how E.coli wreaks havoc on the body has earned Hudson Institute researcher, Dr Jaclyn Pearson, one of the nation’s top scientific awards. The National Association of Research Fellows (NARF) awarded Dr Pearson the 2018 Postdoctoral Investigator Award for her research that shows how some types of E.coli…  Read more

  • Cells finding may boost POP treatment

    A discovery that provides deeper understanding about inflammation in the endometrium could bring scientists closer to improving treatment for women with pelvic organ prolapse (POP), a condition resulting from injury during childbirth. Our study, published in the January edition of Reproduction, shows that mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) in the endometrium have the capacity to dampen…  Read more

  • Discovery about how a baby’s sex is determined

    A discovery has been made about how a baby’s sex is determined – it’s not just about the X-Y chromosomes, but involves a ’regulator’ that increases or decreases the activity of genes which decide if we become male or female. The study by Hudson Institute PhD student, Brittany Croft and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI)…  Read more

  • Study targets bone health, wellbeing

    A new method to predict long-term bone health issues in people with cerebral palsy could help to improve their quality of life. An imaging technique investigated in a recent Hudson Institute study, which assesses pixel colour in X-ray images, could hold the key to identifying if a person with cerebral palsy may suffer from fragile…  Read more