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Murdoch Children's Research Institute

The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) is the largest health research institute in Australia and one of the top three worldwide.

MCRI is dedicated to making discoveries that prevent and treat childhood conditions. The Institute is based at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.

MCRI has a team of over 1200 talented researchers who improve the lives of millions of children each year. They research health conditions including diabetes, asthma, allergies, premature birth and mental health problems, as well as conditions including cancer and genetic disorders that remain unsolved. They study the health of communities to understand what factors are influencing child health at the population level and research common infections and immune conditions both locally and globally.

The purpose at MCRI is that they want all children to have the opportunity to live a healthy and fulfilled life. They believe that for every question there’s an answer and for every childhood illness there must be a way to prevent or cure it.

MCRI researchers work across five key areas: Infection and Immunity, Cell biology, Clinical sciences, Genetics, and Population Health.

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This information was originally published on healthdirect - Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.

Last reviewed: September 2019

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Why do some people develop asthma, eczema and hay-fever and are there preventative steps in early-childhood to stop the development of these allergic? Professors Katie Allen and Mimi Tang from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute...

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Sleep: Managing behavioural sleep problems and using melatonin on Apple Podcasts

What can other behavioural sleep problems tell us about our children? Consultant Paediatrician - Professor Harriet Hiscock and Associate Professor of psychology Emma Sciberras from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute explain the different...

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Allergies: Anaphylaxis and how we diagnose it on Apple Podcasts

Our own bodies act against us during an allergic reaction but what actually happens? Anaphylaxis can be fatal, diagnosing is the first step to a better quality of life. How do Professor Mimi Tang and Professor Katie Allen from the Murdoch...

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Allergies: Can you cure an allergy? on Apple Podcasts

There have been some amazing studies to help improve the lives of people suffering allergies, but how close are we to finding a cure? The Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and Professors Katie Allen and Mimi Tang are hopeful for an...

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Allergies: Gut allergies and delayed reactions on Apple Podcasts

Are delayed reactions just as important as immediate ones? Professors Katie Allen and Mimi Tang from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute look into the different types of allergies, why the speed of the reaction tells us what kind...

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Sleep: Snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea on Apple Podcasts

Is it snoring or sleep apnoea? Consultant Paediatrician - Professor Harriet Hiscock and Associate Professor of psychology Emma Sciberras from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute help you understand what might be happening when suffering...

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Allergies: Prevention and travelling with allergies on Apple Podcasts

Flying is nerve-racking for parents and children with allergies. So, what steps can we take to ensure that our children and other passengers are prepared for the worst when we travel? Professors Katie Allen and Mimi Tang from the Murdoch...

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Allergies: Intolerances and our gut health on Apple Podcasts

Are genetics linked to our food intolerances? Our gut health is developed within the first 3 years of life, Professors Katie Allen and Mimi Tang from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute explain what action we can take to ensure it...

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Sleep: Managing sleep practices in babies on Apple Podcasts

Your baby finally has a solid nights sleep. But how do you maintain these healthy sleep cycles? Consultant Paediatrician - Professor Harriet Hiscock and Associate Professor of psychology Emma Sciberras from the Murdoch Childrens Research...

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Allergies: Managing allergies in the community on Apple Podcasts

How do we cope with our children suffering allergies? Professors Katie Allen and Mimi Tang have developed an easy to use management app in association with the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.

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