Story type: Real lives

  • 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.…  Read more

    Associate Professor Rebecca Lim from the Amnion Cell Biology Research Group at Hudson Institute is participating in a world‐first safety trial examining amniotic stem cells as therapy for acute stroke.
  • 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

    Tim Moss - Researchers presented findings of a study at the Cerebral Palsy Intensive Therapies Summit Friday, 22 March 2019.
  • Kokoda challenge inspires new cerebral palsy study

    Hudson Institute researcher, Associate Professor Tim Moss, is working with a family from his local community to improve movement in children with cerebral palsy.…  Read more

    Assoc. Prof. Tim Moss is embarking on a Kokoda challenge to inspire new cerebral palsy study.
  • World-first trial of placental cell treatment helping premature babies

    A world-first therapy, developed at Hudson Institute of Medical Research and Monash University, using cells from the human placenta to repair the damaged lungs of premature babies, is giving hope to families of the most fragile infants like Harry Campbell. The results of a clinical trial at the Monash Children’s Hospital – the culmination of…  Read more

    Associate Professor Rebecca Lim and Dr Atul Malhotra stand before a premature baby, cradled in a humidicrib at Monash Health
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Professor Rosemary Horne awarded Doctor of Science

    Professor Rosemary Horne has been awarded a Doctor of Science from Monash University for more than three decades of research that has shaped the understanding of sleep in children and infants. The Doctor of Science (DSc) is of a higher standing than a PhD and is awarded for work that makes an original, substantial and…  Read more

  • Professor Henry Burger AO awarded Doctor of Medical Science honoris causa

    Hudson Institute Director Emeritus and Distinguished Scientist, Professor Henry Burger AO, has been awarded a Doctor of Medical Science honoris causa from the University of Melbourne. The Honour was conferred in recognition of Prof Burger’s significant contributions to the area of reproductive endocrinology, his leadership and prominence in the development and support of clinical initiatives…  Read more