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The National Health and Medical Research Council announced the recipients of its latest funding round on Friday 17 October.
Queensland Children’s Medical Research Institute (QCMRI) was incredibly successful with eight new Project Grants (five with QCMRI researchers as CIA) and two Early Career Fellowships awarded.
In total, an impressive $9.263 million was awarded in grants involving QCMRI researchers, with three of the project grants being funded over five years.
To celebrate the opening of the new Lady Cilento Children's Hospital, Channel Nine is hosting a state-wide telethon to raise funds for vital research, equipment and services to help sick kids in Queensland.
The fourth annual QCMRI Student Expo was held Friday 26 September. Find out who the winners were...
QCMRI and QUT have awarded four $25,000 collaborative seeding grants to foster new collaborations in the area of child and adolescent health for projects commencing in 2014.
The successful research projects include:
* 3D human skin reconstruction to treat burns - Dr Leila Cuttle will lead a team of experts from QCMRI and QUT to use high tech facilities to test burn wound healing therapies related to childhood burns
* Predicting whooping cough outbreaks - Dr Wenbiao Hu will co-ordinate a team to try to detect areas at risk using social and environmental factors and create an early warning system
* Environmental pollutants on babies during pregnancy - Dr Leisa-Maree Toms will head a team examining chemicals that transfer through the placenta and their influence on the developing foetus
* Ending blinding trachoma in children - QCMRI Senior Research Fellow Stephen Lambert joins QUT's Dr Willa Huston and other leading researchers to control and document childhood chronic eye infections to best position Australia to reach its 2020 elimination target.
To read QUT's media release click here.
Researchers from Queensland Paediatric Infectious Diseases (QPID) laboratory have received a $500K donation from Golden Casket to assist in urgent research to develop a specific diagnostic test for parechovirus in babies.
Full Article click here.
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