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  • High accolades at PSANZ conference

    Two Hudson Institute early career researchers and two PhD students were recognised for their outstanding research at the 21st Perinatal Society of Australia & New Zealand (PSANZ) conference at the Gold Coast. PhD students, Ben Amberg and Tayla Penny, and early career researchers, Dr Tamara Yawno and Dr Vanesa Stojanovska, presented their research at the…  Read more

  • 2018 Vice Chancellor’s Commendation for Thesis Excellence

    Dr Nadia Bellofiore has received the second-highest honour, the 2018 Vice Chancellor’s Commendation for Thesis Excellence, from Monash University for her PhD thesis. Dr Bellofiore’s award recognises world-leading research undertaken by a student. Currently a Postdoctoral Scientist in Dr Stacey Ellery’s research group at Hudson Institute, and previously under the supervision of Dr Jemma Evans,…  Read more

  • Fighting ovarian cancer at the front line

    Ovarian cancer is responsible for more deaths than any other gynaecological disease, yet it’s known as the ‘silent killer’, due to an absence of symptoms and a devastatingly low survival rate of less than 50 per cent. Our leading ovarian cancer researchers are progressing solutions to help these women – thanks to support from the…  Read more

  • Could this be the end for PMS?

    How happy would women be living their best life without PMS? That dream could be closer to reality, thanks to the discovery of a desert mouse that has a menstrual cycle and experiences PMS symptoms much in the same way as women. Researchers have observed similarities in behaviour between the pre-menstrual spiny mouse and humans.…  Read more

  • World-first stem cell therapy for acute stroke examined in new trial

    A world‐first safety trial is underway examining amniotic stem cells as therapy for acute stroke. The study is a partnership between Hudson Institute of Medical Research, Monash Health and La Trobe University. When 67‐year‐old Kevin Baird arrived at Monash Medical Centre in February after having a stroke, he was no longer able to receive standard…  Read more

  • Change in sleep position could help preterm babies

    A simple change of sleeping position, from face down to face up, could greatly decrease the risk of brain injury and disability for extremely preterm babies, born between 24 and 29 weeks. While advances in medical care have increased survival rates for early preterm babies, the first weeks of life are the most tenuous for…  Read more

  • Building connections with German researchers

    An award from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Advanced Molecular Imaging is helping a PhD student drive the future of Australian science and innovation. Holly Ung, from Professor Marcel Nold and Associate Professor Claudia Nold’s Research Group, is taking part in a 12-week research internship in Germany at the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy…  Read more

  • Mobility improvement results presented at cerebral palsy summit

    Researchers presented the findings of a consumer-led pilot study of intensive physical therapy for children living with cerebral palsy at the Cerebral Palsy Intensive Therapies Summit held in the Mornington Peninsula on Friday, 22 March. The preliminary study, using a Therasuit (a soft, supportive suit worn during intensive physical therapy) arose from Associate Professor Tim…  Read more

  • CEO’s message of sympathy and support for those affected by the Christchurch tragedy

    In the wake of the recent tragedy in Christchurch I’d like to take this opportunity to offer my deepest sympathy to the people affected by this event and to the Muslim communities in both New Zealand and Australia. Our Institute is richer for the diversity of different nationalities and faiths including our Muslim community both…  Read more

  • Contribution to human health top-ranked

    Associate Professor Rebecca Lim is now formally among the top scientists in Australia after being ranked the highest applicant in the industry category for the 2018 National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Career Development Fellowship Scheme. The award is given to the highest ranked applicant in the biomedical, clinical, industry and population health pillars…  Read more