123 related news articles for Reproductive health and pregnancy

  • Restoring men’s fertility after cancer

    A tragic side-effect of chemotherapy might soon be a thing of the past, with researchers uncovering a vital pathway to restoring men’s fertility after cancer.…  Read more

    Associate Professor Robin Hobbs uncovers a vital pathway to restoring men's fertility after cancer.
  • Concerns eased over ICSI male infertility

    Fertility concerns have eased among the children of IVF/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), with new research showing little or no difference in male fertility levels among men born from ICSI.…  Read more

    Professor Rob McLachlan, Dr Sarah Catford from Hudson Institute discover that fertility unaffected in men born from ICSI.
  • Finding answers to the causes of male infertility

    Better understanding of the immune system, from how it protects itself from invaders to the ways it can sabotage itself, has brought enormous benefits to humanity. And, a world-first sighting of ‘sneaky’ sperm particles outside their usual ‘home’…  Read more

  • Helping women with endometriosis

    Some scientific discoveries have the power to prevent years of pain and suffering. Professor Caroline Gargett and her team are within reach of making that dream a reality for millions of women.…  Read more

    Professor Caroline Gargett Dr Caitlin Filby and endometriosis patient Nicole Fernley at Hudson Institute
  • Pelvic organ prolapse prevention and cure

    They say prevention is better than cure, but when it comes to pelvic organ prolapse, the specialists at Hudson Institute of Medical Research are taking them equally seriously.…  Read more

    Hudson Institute researchers, Dr Kallyanashis Paul and Dr Shayanti Mukherjee, developing a new cell therapy treatment for pelvic organ prolapse.
  • Hudson News Winter 2022

    Welcome to Hudson News Winter 2022. As I write this, Mother’s Day is fast approaching and we look forward to celebrating and honouring our mothers as well as motherhood in all its forms.…  Read more

    Professor Elizabeth Hartland
  • Kirstin’s stillbirth story 

    At the age of 20, on a gap year from her Bachelor of Science studies, Kirstin Tindal unexpectedly became pregnant. …  Read more

    Dr Miranda Davies-Tuck and PhD student Kirstin Tindal at Hudson Institute turning an experience of stillbirth into a life's work.
  • Professor Caroline Gargett – women’s health

    Whether it’s working to help women living with the crippling effects of pelvic organ prolapse (POP), end the pain of endometriosis, or even developing new methods of vaginal reconstruction, Professor Gargett is at the forefront.…  Read more

    Professor Caroline Gargett's research is helping women live with the crippling effects of pelvic organ prolapse (POP).
  • Dr Caitlin Filby – endometriosis detection

    The ultimate goal of this research is to find a safe, reliable and early method of detection that avoids the need for surgery.…  Read more

    Dr Caitlin Filby, tackling endometriosis on two fronts.
  • Endometriosis Community share messages of hope  

    When members of our endometriosis community responded to our request for stories at the start of this year, common themes of pain, frustration, doctors not taking them seriously and long journeys to diagnosis were all present.…  Read more

  • Reducing preterm stillbirth

    With a record of successfully changing the way many Australians give birth, a team from Hudson Institute of Medical Research now wants to change how we think about perinatal death, especially preterm stillbirth.…  Read more

  • Victorian Premier’s Awards recognise rising stars

    Hudson Institute has featured prominently in the Victorian Premier’s Awards for Health and Medical Research, thanks to pioneering work developing new treatments for pelvic organ prolapse (POP).…  Read more

    Dr Kallyanashis among the winners in Health and Medical Research awards
  • Germline Stem Cell Biology team wins ARC Discovery grant

    An RNA project with potential in both male infertility and cancer has been awarded significant funding by the Australian Research Council.…  Read more

  • Veski Fellowship to give POP researcher international experience boosting 3D Bioprinted clinical construct

    A researcher developing 3D bioprinted mesh for use in treating pelvic organ prolapse (POP) has received a Victoria Fellowship, allowing him to travel overseas to further his research into bioinks.…  Read more

  • Million-dollar prize for team developing new vaginal reconstruction biomaterials

    An international team developing new technologies for vaginal reconstruction has been awarded a prestigious million-dollar prize.…  Read more

    Professor Caroline Gargett, part of an international team developing new technologies for vaginal reconstruction receive the 2021 Magee Prize
  • Pelvic organ prolapse treatment attracts international award

    Hudson Institute researcher, Dr Shayanti Mukherjee, has won the prestigious international Women in STEM2D Scholar Award for her ground-breaking bioengineering work in helping women with pelvic organ prolapse (POP). …  Read more

    Dr Shayanti Mukherjee from the Endometrial Stem Cell Biology Research Group at Hudson Institute
  • Hudson CEO appointed to NHMRC Council

    Hudson Institute has again been recognised as a leader in medical research with our CEO & Director appointed to the Council of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).…  Read more

  • Male infertility – identifying a key to sperm survival

    A new discovery about a major cause of male infertility could have significant impacts for millions of men worldwide.…  Read more

    Rukmali Wijayarathna
  • Menstrual fluid – new endometriosis hope

    There’s new hope for tens of thousands of Australian women, with researchers making a crucial discovery in the battle to detect endometriosis.…  Read more

    Dr Caitlyn Filby and Katherine Wyatt from the Endometrial Stem Cell Biology Research Group at Hudson Institute
  • Hudson Institute 2021 Emerging Leaders announced

    Six Early Career Researchers have been chosen for the 2021 Hudson Institute Emerging Leaders program.…  Read more

    Emerging Leaders 2021
  • Researchers closer to finding the cause of endometriosis

    condition that affects about one in 10 women of reproductive age and more than 730,000 in Australia, after making a world-first discovery of the role endometrial stem/progenitor cells in the disease.…  Read more

    Professor Caroline Gargett from the Endometrial Stem Cell Biology Research Group at Hudson Institute
  • Penny Whiley wins first place in the 3-Minute Thesis Faculty Final

    After placing first in the senior category of the School of Clinical Sciences competition, Hudson Institute PhD candidate, Ms Penny Whiley, has gone on to win first place the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition.…  Read more

    Penny Whiley from the Testis Development and Male Germ Cell Biology Research Group at Hudson Institute
  • Male fertility clue in ‘sneaky’ sperm particles that hitchhike around the body

    A world-first discovery of ‘sneaky’ sperm particles found outside their ‘home’ in the testes offers new hope for men with fertility issues and new insight for cancer researchers. …  Read more

    Dr Liza O'Donnell at Hudson Institute discussing male fertility breakthrough
  • Nicole’s story | Better diagnosis and treatment for endometriosis

    It took 20 years for Nicole Fernley to be diagnosed with endometriosis, a condition which affects one in nine women. This is her story, in her words.…  Read more

    Endometriosis sufferer Nicole Fernley
  • Secret broccoli ingredient may hold key to preeclampsia treatment

    This discovery of the potential therapeutic benefits of a naturally occurring compound found in broccoli has earned two scientists a prestigious $10 000 award to progress their preeclampsia research.…  Read more

    Dr Emily Gulliver, postdoctoral scientist in the Microbiota and Systems Biology Laboratory within the Centre for Innate Immunity and Infectious Diseases at Hudson Institute.Hudson Institute
  • Learning how infection and inflammation can affect male fertility

    Important new details have been discovered about sperm production and the potential for fertility to be diminished in men with infections in the male reproductive tract, due to changes in the immune cells that support healthy testis functions.…  Read more

    PhD student, Sivanjah Indumathy and Professor Kate Loveland at Hudson Institute
  • ARC Discovery Projects success

    Hudson Institute researchers have been awarded more than $2 million from the Australian Research Council Discovery Projects Grant round.…  Read more

    Prof Richard Ferrero, A/prof Patrick Western, Dr Nicole de Weerd and Dr Sam Forster, successful ARC Discovery Projects 2020
  • Pelvic organ prolapse treatment hurdle overcome

    Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) can be a debilitating condition, predominantly caused by the impact of childbirth. It affects an estimated one in four women, and one in two women over 50.…  Read more

    Professor Caroline Gargett from the Endometrial Stem Cell Biology Research Group at Hudson Institute
  • Reproductive health and male infertility expert crowned ESA Life Member

    Internationally renowned male reproductive health expert Professor Rob McLachlan AM has been awarded Life Membership of the Endocrine Society of Australia (ESA).…  Read more

    Professor Robert McLachlan AM from the Clinical Andrology Research Group at Hudson Institute
  • More clues discovered to male fertility and testicular cancer causes

    A discovery by Hudson Institute researchers has shed more light on the causes of testicular cancer and male infertility – and provided a potential new target for treatment.…  Read more

    Professor Kate Loveland from the Testis Development and Male Germ Cell Biology Research Group at Hudson Institute
  • Closing the gap in tissue engineering

    A world-first discovery led by Dr Shayanti Mukherjee has found materials called perovskites—commonly used in solar cells production —have anti-microbial properties, without toxic side effects to human cells.…  Read more

    Dr Shayanti Mukherjee, pelvic organ prolapse research
  • Creatine supplement safe for women

    A common nutritional supplement, creatine, has been deemed safe for women of all ages following a large review of pre-existing research studies involving women. …  Read more

    Dr Stacey Ellery, research scientists from the Maternal and Perinatal Medicine Research group at Hudson Institute
  • Endometriosis provides answers for Bridget Hustwaite

    About 176 million women worldwide have endometriosis. Professor Caroline Gargett has long known the debilitating impacts of this disease on women—and has dedicated a significant portion of her career to investigating its cause.…  Read more

    Bridget Hustwaite, Endometriosis Australia Ambassador and Triple J broadcaster shares her endometriosis story with Hudson Institute
  • Boosting embryo implantation success

    During infertility treatment, the failure of an embryo to implant in the uterus lining is still a major hurdle to a successful pregnancy for many women.…  Read more

    Dr Shanti Gurung from the Endometrial Stem Cell Biology Research Group at Hudson Institute
  • Pelvic organ prolapse treatment closer

    A revolutionary technology to treat pelvic organ prolapse is one step closer after the latest results from a Hudson Institute study.…  Read more

    Dr Shayanti Mukherjee from the Endometrial Stem Cell Biology Research Group at Hudson Institute
  • Male infertility expert joins Hudson Institute

    Dr Robin Hobbs has joined Hudson Institute as Group Head, Germline Stem Cell Biology. We welcome him and his team, including postdoctoral scientists Dr Ai-Leen Chan and Dr Julien Legrand, and PhD student Mai La.…  Read more

    Dr Robin Hobbs in the lab with PhD student Mai La.
  • Male reproductive health problems could begin in the womb

    Disruptions to male babies’ development early during pregnancy could have a profound effect on a man’s future reproductive health, according to new research.…  Read more

  • Weighing up home birth vs hospital in the wake of coronavirus

    There’s been a reported surge in women seeking home births since the outbreak of coronavirus in Australia.
    Research led by Hudson Institute has shown home birth is safe for women with low-risk pregnancies.…  Read more

    Dr Miranda Davies Tuck
  • Congratulations to our CASS Foundation grant awardees

    Five Hudson Institute researchers have been awarded one-year Medicine/Science grants totalling nearly $300,000 by The CASS Foundation, to advance their research projects into mitochondrially-driven cancers, ovarian cancer, Parkinson’s disease, primary aldosteronism and endometriosis in 2020.…  Read more

    2020 Successful CASS Foundation Grants applicants
  • Safer surgery for babies with open spina bifida

    A team of researchers at Hudson Institute have discovered how to make in utero surgery safer for babies with open spina bifida, by using warm, moist air to distend a mother’s uterus.…  Read more

    PhD student Ben Amberg and Associate Professor Ryan Hodges at Hudson Institute
  • Contraception—a non-hormonal alternative

    Hudson Institute researchers have discovered that inhibiting a protein called SOX17 prevents an embryo mimic from ‘sticking’ to the uterus lining—highlighting potential for a new contraceptive strategy…  Read more

    Dr Jemma Evans at Hudson Institute
  • NHMRC Ideas Grant success

    Hudson Institute has had outstanding success in the NHMRC Ideas Grant round.

    Our researchers have been awarded nine NHMRC Ideas Grants, totalling almost $8.5 million and a success rate of 19.1 per cent.…  Read more

  • ARC Discovery Project Grant

    Congratulations to Professor Kate Loveland and her team who have been awarded an ARC Discovery Project grant to further her research in male fertility.…  Read more

    Professor Kate Loveland and Professor Vincent Harley, ARC Discovery Project Grant awards
  • Uncovering hidden challenges in treating pelvic organ prolapse

    Hudson Institute scientists have demonstrated a two-step stem cell-based bioengineering approach in a pre-clinical model for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP).…  Read more

    Professor Caroline Gargett from the Endometrial Stem Cell Biology Research Group at Hudson Institute
  • Lifetime achievement award for reproductive health research

    Women’s reproductive health expert Professor Lois Salamonsen has been awarded a prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award, acknowledging her extensive contributions to human health and wellbeing.…  Read more

  • A world-first treatment approach for pelvic organ prolapse

    Hudson Institute researchers have pioneered 3D bioprinted degradable meshes with stem cells for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP), in the hope of providing a safe, effective solution for millions of women worldwide.…  Read more

    Kallyanashis Paul and Dr Shayanti Mukherjee, with Hudson Institute's 3D printing platform
  • Hudson Institute Emerging Leaders announced

    Six Early Career Researchers have been chosen for the inaugural Hudson Institute Emerging Leaders program.…  Read more

  • Celebrating 50 years of The Ritchie Centre

    More than 100 scientists attended the 2019 Ritchie Centre Colloquium and Public Forum, where leading researchers and invited speakers presented ground-breaking research and celebrated The Ritchie Centre’s 50-year history.…  Read more

    Professor Graham Jenkin from the Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine Research Group at Hudson Institute
  • Chlamydia in testicular tissue linked to male infertility

    The potential impact of undiagnosed sexually transmitted chlamydia infection on men’s fertility has been highlighted in a study that found chlamydia in the testicular tissue biopsies of infertile men whose infertility had no identified cause.…  Read more

    Professor Rob McLachlan
  • Recognition for distinguished career in reproductive biology

    Reproductive health research leader Professor Jock Findlay AO has been elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS), acknowledging his significant achievements in reproductive health research.…  Read more

    Professor Jock Findlay - Reproductive Researcher at Hudson Institute
  • When the good guy goes bad: placenta and preeclampsia

    Over-production of an enzyme created by the placenta may be a contributing factor to the life-threatening pregnancy condition preeclampsia.…  Read more

    Professor Guiying Nie and Dr Yao Wanghave found a link between the placenta and preeclampsia.
  • Reducing period pains with better gut health

    Volunteers are needed for a research project looking at whether the composition of the gut microbiome changes across the menstrual cycle.…  Read more

    Monash University's Dr Nicole Kellow and Hudson Institute's Dr Jemma Evans
  • Reducing stillbirth – roll-out of national program

    Health services across Australia will have access to new clinical guidelines that will help prevent stillbirth, thanks to a recently awarded postdoctoral fellowship from the Centre for Research Excellence in Stillbirth.…  Read more

    Dr Miranda Davies-Tuck from the Epidemiology and Clinical Trials Research Group at Hudson Institute
  • Good news for babies born through assisted reproduction technology

    A large population-based health comparison has shown that Australians born through assisted reproduction are as healthy as people conceived naturally.…  Read more

    Professor Robert McLachlan AM, from the Clinical Andrology Research Group at Hudson Institute
  • US$2.07 million awarded to tackle endometriosis

    Professor Caroline Gargett and collaborators at the University of Queensland and Monash IVF have been awarded a three-year US$2.07 million (AU$3.05 million) grant to determine the cause of endometriosis and the physiological processes associated with the disease.…  Read more

    Professor Caroline Gargett with research collaborators have been awarded a grant to determine the cause of endometriosis
  • NHMRC Investigator Grant success

    Hudson Institute is delighted to announce the success of our researchers in the new NHMRC Investigator Grant round.…  Read more

    Successful researchers - New NHMRC Investigator Grant round
  • 2019 Harold Mitchell Travel Fellowships

    Congratulations to the 2019 recipients of the Harold Mitchell Foundation Travel Fellowships. The fellowships equip young scientists with the experience, cutting-edge knowledge and professional links that will let them make a difference to medical science both in Australia and throughout the world.…  Read more

    Ben Amberg - Harold Mitchell Travel Fellowships
  • A safer birth for complicated pregnancies

    Taking melatonin before labour could improve the success rate of inductions and cut delivery times, reducing the risks for mother and child.…  Read more

    Dr Miranda Davies-Tuck from the Epidemiology and Clinical Trials Research Group at Hudson Institute
  • Preserving reproductive health

    Although raising a family is an almost universal dream for couples, the reality is that infertility is increasing and will affect one in five Australian men and women, disrupting many aspirations.…  Read more

    Professor Jock Findlay AO - Hudson researchers are looking into preserving reproductive health.
  • 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. …  Read more

    Dr Nadia Bellofiore
  • 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

    Dr Jemma Evans and Nadia at Hudson Institute - Researchers have observed similarities in behaviour between the pre-menstrual desert spiny mouse and humans.
  • Collaborative grants awarded after speed-networking

    Two grants of $10,000 each were awarded to Dr Jemma Evans and Dr Nicole Kellow (SCS; Nutrition, Dietetics and Food); and Dr Courtney McDonald and Dr Shu Wen Wen (SCS; Centre for Inflammatory Diseases). Organised by Hudson Institute and School of Clinical Sciences ECR committees, the initiative encourages early career researchers from across the MHTP…  Read more

    Monash University's Dr Nicole Kellow and Hudson Institute's Dr Jemma Evans won a collaborative grant.
  • 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

    Professor Caroline Gargett from the Endometrial Stem Cell Biology Research Group at Hudson Institute
  • 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

    Dr Shayanti Mukherjee from the Endometrial Stem Cell Biology Research Group at Hudson Institute
  • 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

    For more than 35 years, Prof Salamonsen has dedicated her career to improving reproductive health in women.
  • NHMRC Project Grant success

    Hudson Institute has had excellent success in the recent NHMRC and ARC Grant rounds.…  Read more

    Our researchers have been awarded nine NHMRC Project Grants and one ARC Discovery Grant totalling $9.8 million.
  • Male health at conception could impact child health

    A study by Hudson Institute scientists has identified a new pathway of non-genetic inheritance that could one day link a father’s lifestyle choices, including diet, alcohol, drugs, smoking and medications, to the development of his children. While women who are trying to fall pregnant know to avoid smoking and drinking, there has generally been less…  Read more

  • Researchers awarded Ferring Innovation Grants

    Two Hudson Institute researchers have been awarded 2018-19 Ferring Innovation Grants. Dr Fiona Cousins and Dr Tracey Edgell were named among eight international researchers, with this year’s program focused on reproductive medicine, women’s health and more. The grants attracted a record number of applications, with those selected considered to be at the cutting edge of…  Read more

    Dr Fiona Cousins from the Endometrial Stem Cell Biology Research Group at Hudson Institute
  • Small protein could solve big puzzle for unexplained infertility

    A key protein that could help some women with unexplained infertility to achieve a healthy pregnancy has been identified. Research into assisted reproductive technologies such as IVF has largely focused on the production of viable embryos. …  Read more

    Dr Tracey Edgell from the Endometrial Infertility Research Group at Hudson Institute
  • Hudson Institute scientists awarded Young Tall Poppy Awards

    Two Hudson Institute scientists, Dr Michelle Tate and Dr Erin McGillick, have been presented with prestigious Victorian Young Tall Poppy Science Awards in recognition of their outstanding research achievements and community engagement.…  Read more

    Dr Michelle Tate and Dr Erin McGillick receives 2021 Young Tall Poppy Award
  • 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

    Professor Jock Findlay awarded Honorary Degree.
  • Homebirth or hospital birth? New study weighs up the evidence

    Women with healthy, low-risk pregnancies who had a homebirth had comparable rates of stillbirth to those who had a hospital birth.…  Read more

    Dr Miranda Davies-Tuck from the Epidemiology and Clinical Trials Research Group at Hudson Institute
  • 2018 SRB Conference Awards

    Two talented Hudson Institute, Centre for Reproductive Health, PhD student researchers were successful award recipients at the SRB August 2018 Conference held in Adelaide. Anastasia Christine Kauerhof, exchange IRTG PhD student from Giessen Liebig University, Germany, won the Hudson Institute ECR Award for her poster, entitled: ‘Investigation of intratesticular inflammatory responses in humans and mice…  Read more

  • Looks like a mouse, acts like a mouse … menstruates like a human

    A species of desert mouse has a menstrual cycle that is more similar to women than previously thought, according to a new study by Hudson Institute of Medical Research scientists. The spiny mouse could be key to understanding why some women develop endometriosis and exceptionally heavy, painful periods. The findings of the study by Dr…  Read more

    The spiny mouse could be key to understanding why some women develop endometriosis and exceptionally heavy, painful periods.
  • Study to examine ‘first wave’ of IVF babies conceived using sperm microinjection

    Can infertility be passed from father to son?  A new study of young men born to hundreds of couples using sperm microinjection, the most common IVF technique, is aiming to answer that question.…  Read more

    Professor Robert McLachlan AM, from the Clinical Andrology Research Group at Hudson Institute
  • NHMRC Fellowship success

    Hudson Institute has had outstanding success in the recent National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Fellowship and Development Grant announcements.…  Read more

    Associate Professor Rebecca Lim, 2017 NHMRC Grant success
  • NHMRC grant success – women’s health research

    Federal Minister for Health, The Hon. Greg Hunt MP has announced $18 million in National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding for women’s health research.…  Read more

    Dr Tracey Edgell from the Endometrial Infertility Research Group at Hudson Institute
  • Professor Kate Loveland receives International Scientist Award

    Professor Kate Lovelannd has been named the 2018 recipient of the Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR) Fuller W. Bazer International Scientist Award. Prof Loveland is an international leader in male reproductive health research. She is Head of the Centre for Reproductive Health at Hudson Institute and Head of Postgraduate Studies, School of Clinical…  Read more

    Professor Kate Loveland from the Testis Development and Male Germ Cell Biology Research Group at Hudson Institute
  • 2018 Hudson Institute Travel and Equity Awards

    Congratulations to the 2018 Hudson Institute Travel Awards recipients, who will attend international conferences and visiting laboratories to build invaluable knowledge in their area of research. The Awards (supported by donations from the Grisha Sklovsky Memorial Fund and Philip Wind Travel Fund) support six Hudson Institute Postdoctoral Fellows and PhD students to gain experience relevant…  Read more

    Dr Shayanti Mukherjee from the Endometrial Stem Cell Biology Research Group at Hudson Institute
  • 2018 Hudson Institute Equity Awards

    The Hudson Institute Equity Travel Awards assists a staff member who has a career disruption to progress their research and career development. Dr Genevieve PepinCentre for Innate Immunity and Infectious DiseasesResearch Group: Nucleic Acids and Innate ImmunitySupervisor: Dr Michael Gantier The award will enable Genevieve to present her data at the International Cytokines and Interferon…  Read more

  • 2018 Centre for Reproductive Health Travel Awards

    Through the generosity of an anonymous donor, the Centre for Reproductive Health (CRH) is able to provide a highly competitive travel award of $2,500 to each of one CRH post-doctoral fellow and one CRH PhD student.  This offers a wonderful opportunity for our future research leaders to showcase their accomplishments. 2018 CRH Travel Award recipients…  Read more

  • Kat’s story

    For years, Kat was told by doctors she might never have children due to severe endometriosis. Now, the mother of twin girls, she wants to create more awareness, so that other women – and her daughters – don’t suffer.…  Read more

    Endometriosis case study, Kat, pictured on the balcony with her husband and children.
  • Sugar ‘by-product’ link to womb, pregnancy health uncovered

    A woman’s pre-pregnancy diet could have a greater impact on fertility and pregnancy than previously thought, according to new research by Hudson Institute of Medical Research scientists. The study found that certain proteins, which become ‘toxic’ after exposure to sugar, trigger inflammation in the womb in infertile women with obesity. This may reduce the likelihood…  Read more

    Dr Jemma Evans at Hudson Institute
  • Jasmine’s story

    Jasmine started experiencing severe period pain as a teenager and endured five years of pain before she was diagnosed with endometriosis. Her journey continues.…  Read more

    Endometriosis case study, Jasmine enjoying the sunshine in a park
  • Evelyn’s story

    ‘Invisible illness’ took years of pain and a trip to the emergency ward before diagnosis. It wasn’t until Evelyn’s debilitating symptoms started to impact her daily life that she sought help – but that was only the beginning of her journey.…  Read more

    Endometriosis Case Study Evelyn
  • Bianca’s story

    Bianca had the worst case of endometriosis her doctors said they had seen. Yet, she had no pelvic pain and was only diagnosed after experiencing infertility. She now wants to raise awareness so that other women don’t suffer.…  Read more

    Bianca Endometriosis Sufferer
  • Preventing gestational diabetes

    Early career researchers Dr Stacey Ellery and Ms Aya Mousa have won the MHTP Research Week ECR speed networking event, receiving a $10,000 grant to progress their research idea.…  Read more

  • Finding the right treatment for repeated implantation failure

    Uncovering how abnormal immune cell populations in the womb could be linked to repeat implantation failure and early pregnancy loss is the focus of new research by Dr Ellen Menkhorst. Dr Menkhorst, a Research Scientist in the Embryo Implantation Research Group, has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Rebecca L. Cooper Foundation to help…  Read more

  • Bioengineering: the new approach for treating pelvic organ prolapse

    Hudson Institute of Medical Research scientists are combining stem cells from the lining of a woman’s own uterus with nanobiomaterials (biodegradable materials engineered on the nanoscale) in a world-first approach to develop safer, more effective treatments for pelvic organ prolapse.…  Read more

    Dr Shayanti Mukherjee and Professor Caroline Gargett from the Endometrial Stem Cell Biology Research Group at Hudson Institute
  • Leading next generation IVF

    La Trobe University and Hudson Institute of Medical Research are leading pioneering research aimed at understanding infertility and improving the rate of assisted and natural pregnancies – an approach that may lead to ‘personalised IVF’. The team, led by Dr David Greening from La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science and Professor Lois Salamonsen from Hudson…  Read more

  • Stunning NHMRC Grant success

    Hudson Institute has had outstanding success in the recent NHMRC Project Grant round. In addition, our researchers have been awarded an NHMRC Partnership Grant, an NHMRC Development Grant, an ARC Discovery Grant and three NMHRC Fellowships.…  Read more

    Professor Marcel Nold and A/Professor Claudia Nold from Hudson Institute of Medical Research
  • 2018 Fielding Foundation Fellowship and Innovation Award announced

    Hudson Institute’s brightest scientific minds and most promising discoveries will be progressed, thanks to support from a leading philanthropist, Mr Peter Fielding and the Fielding Foundation. The 2018 Fielding Innovation Award has been awarded to Dr Maree Bilandzic to develop more effective treatments for women with ovarian cancer. The 2018 Fielding Foundation Fellowship has been…  Read more

  • NHMRC Fellowship and Development Grant success

    Hudson Institute researchers will work to prevent osteoporosis, protect unborn babies’ brains from damage and harness mitochondrial DNA to give women a better chance of pregnancy, thanks to almost $2 million in funding awarded by Australia’s leading medical research body. The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) last week announced funding for the research…  Read more

    Suzie Miller at Hudson Institute
  • 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

  • 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

    Professor Caroline Gargett from the Endometrial Stem Cell Biology Research Group at Hudson Institute
  • 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

    Symptoms of endometriosis can include pelvic pain, bowel problems, nausea & pain during sex. Around a third of women experience infertility.
  • Caroline Gargett receives academic promotion to Professor

    Renowned stem cell scientist Caroline Gargett has received an academic promotion to Professor from Monash University. Prof Gargett is an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow and heads the Endometrial Stem Cell Biology laboratory in The Ritchie Centre at Hudson Institute. Prof Gargett says she is honoured to receive a promotion for her work which investigates underlying…  Read more

    Professor Caroline Gargett from the Endometrial Stem Cell Biology Research Group at Hudson Institute
  • Shining the light on ‘silent’ women’s health conditions

    Women’s health and endometriosis experts from across Australia and the world are gathering in Melbourne in October to share cutting-edge research and bring a ‘silent’ women’s health condition to the fore. Hudson Institute of Medical Research and its women’s and baby health hub, The Ritchie Centre, are hosting a free public forum ‘Endometriosis – Moving…  Read more

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  • Know your own fertility – study

    Men aspire to parenthood as much as women, but a lack of understanding around their own and their partner’s ticking fertility ‘clocks’ and an overestimation of the chances of getting pregnant by IVF may be contributing to men having unfulfilled parenthood aspirations, a collaborative study has found. Researchers from the Hudson Institute of Medical Research,…  Read more

  • Renowned Professor receives international title

    rofessor Kate Loveland has had her honorary title of Liebig Professor with the Justus-Liebig University (JLU) renewed, highlighting the importance of her work with the German university.…  Read more

    Professor Kate Loveland from the Testis Development and Male Germ Cell Biology Research Group at Hudson Institute
  • Highly regarded reproductive specialist promoted

    Highly regarded reproductive specialist on uterine receptivity and placental development, Guiying Nie (Research Group Head, Implantation and Placental Development, Centre for Reproductive Health) has been promoted to Adjunct Professor.…  Read more

    Guiying Nie, 2017 NHMRC Grant success
  • Research may lead to early detection of life-threatening pre-eclampsia

    Pre-eclampsia is one of the more common complications of pregnancy. Symptoms can include high blood pressure, protein in urine and sudden excessive swelling of the face, hands and feet in the third trimester.…  Read more

    Professor Giuying Nie from the Implantation and Placental Development Research Group at Hudson Institute
  • Professor Jock Findlay AO receives SSR Distinguished Service Award

    Professor Jock Findlay AO has been honoured for his service and leadership in reproductive biology research with the Society for the Study of Reproduction’s (SSR) 32nd Annual Distinguished Service Award, presented at the society’s recent annual meeting in Washington, D.C.…  Read more

  • ‘40 weeks’: Rethinking pregnancy length could help prevent stillbirth

    New research from Hudson Institute of Medical Research and Monash University is rapidly changing the way women of different ethnic backgrounds and countries of origin are monitored in the final weeks of their pregnancy to better prevent stillbirth.…  Read more

    Baby at homebirth
  • $130,000 grant to tackle the challenges of female contraceptive drug discovery

    Hudson Institute of Medical Research scientists will investigate whether a menstruating species of desert rodent responds to ‘the pill’ in the same way that women do, in a project that will lay the foundation for accelerating the discovery of new safe and effective female contraceptives.…  Read more

  • Professor Lois Salamonsen elected as Australian Academy of Science Fellow

    Women’s reproductive health expert Professor Lois Salamonsen has been elected to the Australian Academy of Science, for her outstanding contributions to science.…  Read more

  • Professor Eva Dimitriadis receives academic promotion

    Hudson Institute female reproductive health research expert Evdokia (Eva) Dimitriadis has received an academic promotion to Professor from Monash University.…  Read more

  • Protein found in female reproductive tract could halt spread of HIV in body

    Scientists from Hudson Institute of Medical Research and Deakin University have shown that a naturally occurring signalling protein found in the female reproductive tract, interferon epsilon, can block the replication of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in human cells, and could form a first-line response to the virus.…  Read more

  • Help provide a healthier future for unborn babies

    At The Ritchie Centre, the Hudson Institute of Medical Research’s hub for fetal and neonatal research, our world-class scientists are investigating ways to prevent stillbirth and improve the health and growth of precious unborn babies.…  Read more

  • Dr Tracey Edgell awarded the 2017 Fielding Innovation Award

    The 2017 Fielding Innovation Award has been awarded to Dr Tracey Edgell, from the Centre for Reproductive Health, to further her research into stimulating factor CSF3 and its role in improving female fertility.…  Read more

    Dr Tracey Edgell from the Endometrial Infertility Research Group at Hudson Institute
  • Professor Kate Loveland appointed Centre Head

    Professor Kate Loveland has been appointed Head of the Centre for Reproductive Health at Hudson Institute of Medical Research starting in January 2017.…  Read more

    Professor Kate Loveland from the Testis Development and Male Germ Cell Biology Research Group at Hudson Institute
  • NHMRC Fellowships awarded to Hudson Institute researchers

    Hudson Institute of Medical Research researchers have been awarded National Health and Medical Research Council Fellowships in the latest funding announcements.…  Read more

    Dr Michelle Tate from the Viral Immunity and Immunopathology Research Group at Hudson Institute
  • Renowned IVF specialist promoted to Professor

    Congratulations to Professor Beverley Vollenhoven who received an academic promotion last week.…  Read more

  • Creatine – a vital breakthrough for baby health

    A baby’s growth during pregnancy may be dependent on a mother’s levels of a critical nutrient, creatine, according to research from a team of Melbourne researchers.…  Read more

  • Ectopic pregnancy project announced in NHMRC’s ’10 of the best’ for 2015

    ectopic pregnancy has been named one of the NHMRC’s ‘10 of the Best’ research projects of 2015.…  Read more

    Professor Terry Johns - A collaborative research project that has led to a more effective non-surgical treatment for ectopic pregnancy has won an award.
  • Professor Robert McLachlan recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

    Renowned Hudson researcher, clinical andrologist, and men’s health advocate, Professor Robert McLachlan has been made a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours.…  Read more

  • Old before your time | Study suggests that ageing begins in the womb

    The process of ageing begins even before we are born, according to an international team of researchers, including lead author Dr Beth Allison who has now returned to The Ritchie Centre at Hudson Institute of Medical Research and Monash University in Melbourne.…  Read more

    The process of ageing begins in the womb before we are born, according to an international team of researchers.
  • Federal MP and local Mayor tour translational research facility

    Federal Member for Chisholm and former speaker, Anna Burke, and City of Monash Mayor, Cr Stefanie Perri, toured the Monash Health Translation Precinct’s (MHTP) new $84 million Translational Research Facility yesterday (Monday, February 15).…  Read more

    Anna Burke and City of Monash Mayor, Cr Stefanie Perri, toured the MHTP's new Translational Research Facility.
  • Collaborative study gives hope to women suffering in silence

    New treatment for millions of women affected by a hidden condition, pelvic organ prolapse (POP), will be the focus of Dr Shayanti Mukherjee’s novel bioengineering project, thanks to a prestigious John Stocker Postdoctoral Fellowship.…  Read more

    Dr Shayanti Mukherjee from the Endometrial Stem Cell Biology Research Group at Hudson Institute
  • Hudson Institute researchers help to assemble 1000 birthing kits

    1000 birthing kits in one day for the Birthing Kit Foundation, Australia, through the Rotary Club of Melbourne Park.…  Read more

    Assembling 1000 birthing kits in a day.
  • Do certain contraceptives increase HIV susceptibility?

    The MIMR-PHI Institute of Medical Research has received $1M AUD from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to investigate the relationship between some oral contraceptives and an increased susceptibility to sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV.…  Read more

    Professor Paul Hertzog from the Regulation of Interferon and Innate Signalling Research Group at Hudson Institute
  • IVF pioneer, Alan Trounson, returns to the Institute

    IVF pioneer Professor Alan Trounson has returned to the Hudson Institute as a world-renowned scientist, 24 years after he founded the Institute (then called Monash Institute of Reproduction and Development) with Professor David de Kretser.…  Read more

    Professor Alan Trounson at Hudson Institute of Medical Research
  • MIMR-PHI Researcher honoured with Merck-Serono Fertility Award

    MIMR-PHI Centre for Reproductive Health Researcher, Dr Tracey Edgell was one of nine International researchers recently presented with prestigious Merck-Serono Grant for Fertility Innovation Awards in Germany.…  Read more

    Dr Tracey Edgell from the Endometrial Infertility Research Group at Hudson Institute