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Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Company Profile

09:26 EDT 18th July 2019 | BioPortfolio

Almost daily we hear or read stories relating to the marvels of genetics and molecular biology. Potentially great advances such as the diagnosis and treatment of human diseases, development of specialised organisms for cleaning up oil spills or growing more nutritious food attract praise and applause from the general public. But all too often these potential benefits of genetic technology are overlooked as people envisage and discuss the more controversial uses of this brave new area of science. ‘Frankenstein Foods’ and ‘Designer Babies’ are headlines that inspire fear in our community, one that is now more sceptical of the great advances that modern science can deliver.

The challenge is how to derive the most benefit but limit the potential abuse of this technology. The ethical limitations of genetic technology need to be debated and decided by our community as a whole, not left to select groups of academics and politicians. The MCRI and GTAC's education program aims to enhance the knowledge of ALL members of our society so that they can participate in an informed debate on the issues that will arise. Many of our programs centre around a theme of ethics and provide a forum for participants to voice their opinions on controversial topics.

Location

10th Floor Main BuildingRoyal Children's Hospital
Flemington Road
Parkville
Victoria
3052
Australia

Contact

Phone: 613 8341 6298
Fax: 613 8341 6212
Email: edu.unit@mcri.edu.au


News Articles [1726 Associated News Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

New Australian-Pacific scabies treatment has lasting results, study finds

(Murdoch Childrens Research Institute) Results of a two-year update of the world's first comparative trial of mass drug administration against scabies, show that the infection rate is still significan...

Drug boosts growth in youngsters with most common form of dwarfism, new study finds

(Murdoch Childrens Research Institute) A drug that helps regulate bone development has boosted growth rates in children with achondroplasia -- the most common type of dwarfism -- in a trial by Melbour...

International experts call for action for world's 450 million scabies sufferers

(Murdoch Childrens Research Institute) An alignment of researchers, health ministries and the World Health Organization has outlined the steps to develop a global program to control scabies -- the par...

New push to develop world's first vaccine against the deadly Strep A bacteria

(University of Melbourne) The International Vaccine Institute (IVI) and Australia's Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) will coordinate a global push to free the world of Group A Streptococcu...

New mothers reduce their alcohol intake, but this change is short-lived

(University of Melbourne) Most women dramatically reduce their alcohol intake on learning they are pregnant, but by the time their child is five they are back to their pre-pregnancy drinking levels, a...

Melbourne geneticists make new discovery about how a baby's sex is determined

(University of Melbourne) Medical researchers at Melbourne's Murdoch Children's Research Institute have made a new discovery about how a baby's sex is determined -- it's not just about the X-Y chromos...

Study makes breakthrough in identifying cause of severe child speech impediment

An international study led by the Murdoch Children's Research Institute has made a breakthrough in identifying a potential cause of the most severe child speech impediment - apraxia.

Organovo Collaborates with MCRI and Leiden University Medical Center to Develop Stem Cell-Based Bioprinted Tissue Treatments for Kidney Disease

SAN DIEGO, May 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Organovo Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:ONVO) (“Organovo”), a biotechnology company pioneering the development of 3D bioprinted tissues aimed at treating a...

PubMed Articles [1004 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

National Institute for Health Research in the UK reviews ward staffing research.

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) in the United Kingdom (UK) has recently released a themed review: Staffing on Wards: Making decisions about healthcare staffing, improving effectivene...

National Cancer Institute Centers and Society of Surgical Oncology Cancer Research Synergy.

The objective of this study was to examine the influence of Surgical Society Oncology (SSO) membership and National Cancer Institute (NCI) status on the academic output of surgical faculty.

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Framework.

We introduce the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) research framework, a product that emerged from the NIMHD science visioning process. The NIMHD research framework ...

Knowledge Gains and Changing Attitudes from the Anatomy Education Research Institute (AERI 2017): A Mixed Methods Analysis.

The inaugural Anatomy Education Research Institute (AERI) was held in Bloomington, Indiana in July of 2017. This workshop style conference paired experienced educational researchers (invited speakers)...

Patient Engagement In Research: Early Findings From The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.

Charged with ensuring that research produces useful evidence to inform health decisions, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) requires investigators to engage patients and other he...

Clinical Trials [2051 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Evaluation and Treatment of People With Eye Diseases

This study will evaluate and provide standard treatments for people with various eye conditions. It will provide a resource for enrollment into new research protocols throughout the Eye In...

Coordinating Center for Enhancing ADRD Caregiving

Established in 1995, Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer's Caregiver Health (REACH) is a unique, multi-site research program sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the Nation...

Guide To Goals: A Novel Care Coordination Tool for Children With Type Two Diabetes (T2D)

The ultimate goal of this field trial is to systematically evaluate a novel care coordination tool for children with Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) in an office setting at Emory/Childrens Healthcar...

Active School. A School-based Intervention to Increase Childrens Daily Physical Activity Level.

This study seeks to explore whether increased physical activity in school affects children's executive function, aerobic Fitness and childrens self-regulation. The "Active school" study wa...

Neonatal Immunization With Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine in Papua New Guinea

The National Health Plan 2001-2010 calls for investigation of the feasibility of pneumococcal vaccines for Papau New Guinea. The Papua New Guinea (PNG) Institute of Medical Research, the T...

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SOLOMON PARK RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Solomon Park Research Institute is a non-profit foundation specializing in neurobiological research. The institute was founded and incorporated in 1985. Initial funding for the Institute was provided...

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