Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Company Profile

14:37 EST 21st November 2017 | 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.


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News Articles [1271 Associated News Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

MCRI???s Possumweb And FDNA???s Face2Gene Announce Exclusive Integration To Improve Speed And Accuracy Of Rare Disease Diagnosis

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI) and the Victorian Clinical Genetics Service (VCGS) has partnered with Boston-based

Novel Genetic Analysis Approach Could Improve Diagnosis for Mitochondrial Disease

NewsMitochondrial diseases are devastating conditions affecting babies, older children and adults.

Judge Fox bid for Sky on merits not politics - James Murdoch

By Paul Sandle and Kate Holton CAMBRIDGE, England (Reuters) - Britain should judge Rupert Murdoch's bid for broadcaster Sky on facts and not politics or risk stifling inward investment after Brexit, ...

Peanut allergy cure for children could be close after Australian researchers make major breakthrough – The Independent

The IndependentPeanut allergy cure for children could be close after Australian researchers make major breakthroughThe IndependentIn a small but long-term medical trial by the Murdoch Childrens Resear...

Trial of innovative app to screen for cerebral palsy

An app developed by the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Royal Women's Hospital, and the University of Melbourne could revolutionise the way cerebral palsy is diagnosed and the timing of treatm...

Global and Chinese Childrens Shoes Industry, 2017 Market Research Report [Report Updated: 07042017] Prices from USD $3000

The 'Global and Chinese Childrens Shoes Industry, 20122022 Market Research Report' is a professional and indepth study on the current state of the global Childrens Shoes industry with a focus on the C...

Bullied primary school children are falling behind in learning

New work from the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) has uncovered that one in three boys and one in four girls aged 8 to 9 years are experiencing weekly bullying at their primary school.

The effects of childhood stroke on motor skills

Stroke is one of the top 10 causes of death in children, yet there is very little research around childhood stroke. Researchers from the Murdoch Children's Research institute (MCRI) have undertaken a ...

PubMed Articles [1257 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

A History of the Western Institute of Nursing and Its Communicating Nursing Research Conferences.

The Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) celebrated its 60th anniversary and the 50th Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference in April 2017.

Cell scientist to watch - Paul Timpson.

Paul Timpson received his bachelor's degree from the University of Strathclyde, UK and completed his PhD under the supervision of Margaret Frame at the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research and the Un...

Adherence to the World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute for Cancer Research recommendations and colorectal cancer risk.

The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) released in 2007 eight recommendations for cancer prevention on body fatness, diet and physical activity. O...

NHS doctors should be more involved in research, says research institute.

Updates to the National Cancer Institute's PDQ Information from Recently Published Oncology Research.

Clinical Trials [1475 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...

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...

Rady Children's Institute Genomic Biorepository

Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine (RCI) will collect biological samples (such as blood), derived genomic sequences (from DNA and RNA), and clinical features in a Biorepository...

The BENEFIT Trial: Evaluation of the Use of an Antiparasital Drug (Benznidazole) in the Treatment of Chronic Chagas' Disease

The purpose of this study is to determine if 60 days of treatment with an antiparasitic drug (benznidazole) could prevent the progression of cardiac disease in patients with Chagas disease...

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Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

The study was published online September 21 in advance of the publication of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Ching-Ling (Ellen...

Prota Therapeutics Pty Ltd

Prota Therapeutics is a newly established Australian private company developing immunotherapy based treatments for food allergy. The company’s lead product based on innovativ...

Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

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Institute of Marine Research

The Institute of Marine Research is a national consultative research institute which is owned by the Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs. The Institute performs research and provides advisory se...


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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