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2017
Bathurst boy Brody Miller inspires riders in Great Cycle Challenge
Blue Mountains sisters dig deep for Children’s Medical Research Institute
CMRI Joins Bone Marrow Cancer and Immune-Oncology Research Agreement

Children's Medical Research Institute joins Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) in an agreement with Australian immuno-oncology company HaemaLogiX for commercialisation rights to an immuno-oncology agent designed to specifically target malignant cancer cells present in the bone marrow of multiple myeloma patients.

CMRI Board Member Profiled in AFR

Children's Medical Research Institute's Board member, Albert Wong's achievements have been profiled in Australian Financial Review.

CMRI Undergraduates in Parramatta Sun
Gene Therapy company co-founded by CMRI researcher raises $50m
Lakemba research develops bioinformatics tool to help detect cancer more quickly
Manning Base Hospital Raises Awareness For Jeans For Genes Day
Northern Beaches Mum Raises Awareness Of Genetic Condition After Son Is Diagnosed With Tumours
Research Excellence Awards in Parramatta Sun
The Great Cycle Challenge is raising funds to beat cancer
The Stars at Madame Tussauds Sydney Are Supporting Jeans for Genes Day This Year with A ‘Denim Takeover’
Westmead's Children’s Medical Research Institute unveils honour roll wall to honour donors
2016
Generating embryos from stem cells
Generating embryos from stem cells (PDF)
Published: Life Scientist

CMRI scientists develop method to generate mouse embryos from stem cells without the need to use live mutant mice

Cancer Council NSW announces 14 new research grants
ProCan: High hopes new cancer database will change diagnosis and treatment options
CMRI The New Home Of Industrialised Proteomics
SCIEX and Children's Medical Research Institute Join Forces to Advance the Promise of Precision Medicine
Westmead Scientists Lead Ambitious New Cancer Research Project
SCIEX and Children's Medical Research Institute Join Forces
Gerringong Golg Club gearing up for fundraising day
ACRF grant funds bold vision to beat cancer
CMRI scientists develop method to generate embryos from stem cells
Windsor Rotary funds critical research
2015
$55,000 Christmas gift for children’s medical research
Fitness fans in a spin after raising funds to fight cancer
CMRI offers hope to siblings destined for blindness

Searching for answers since 2013, the Eye Genetics Research Group at the Children’s Medical Research Institute is on a mission to help save the sight of a family affected by a rare genetic eye condition causing them to go blind.

Halloween Fundraiser Party to Benefit Children in Need
Riding out the storm for kids cancer
Emily Adamson is raising money with the Great Cycle Challenge
Sara saddles up for cancer kids in Great Cycle Challenge
Hervey Bay nurse pedals to raise quids for sick kids
Peter gears up for cycle fundraiser
Peter gears up for cycle fundraiser (PDF)
Published: News Mail

Peter Potroz will swap his everyday attire for riding gear in October when he cycles around the Solomon Islands to raise funds for sick children.

Cycling for kids cancer research
Aussies on verge of cancer revolution
Cancer Discovery Celebrated at CMRI function
CMRI video goes viral
CMRI video goes viral (PDF)
Published: Fundraising & Philanthropy

A heart-wrenching video from the Children’s Medical Research Institute has gone viral on social media - in six days achieving two million views.

Dimension Therapeutics Announces Appointments to Scientific Advisory Committee and Clinical Advisory Boards
Earle Page Fashion Cash Dash
2GB Live Broadcast from Children's Medical Research Institute
Air New Zealand appoints new chair of country steering committee

Michael Zorbas appointed as Chair of the Star Alliance Country Steering Committee. He will also oversee Star Alliance’s corporate social responsibility initiatives in Australia, including its on-going support of the Children’s Medical Research Institute

Cancer Research goes digital with top level domain

Ahead of World Cancer Day, February 4th, The Australian Cancer Research Foundation has launched nine new domain names. Returning to intuitive and easy to remember domain names websites including home.cancerresearch, news.cancerresearch, donate.cancerresearch have been launched in an attempt to raise funds and promote the cause of finding a cure for cancer.

Eastwood Rugby Boys Strip Off For Jeans for Genes
Eastwood’s Yuhu Group aids local charities
Eastwood’s Yuhu Group aids local charities (PDF)
Published: Weekly Times

Initiated in 2011, to date Yuhu Group’s Giving Day have donated close to $3 million to cultural relations, education, medical research, religion, social welfare and disaster relief and this year propose to give $743,000 to eight organisations and charities ( six of which are in Eastwood).

Eyes Wide Open
Eyes Wide Open (PDF)
Aired on: Ch7 Sunrise

Meet the Aussie family chasing dazzling sights and experiences around the world in a desperate race against time before they go blind.

Fade to Darkness
Fade to Darkness (PDF)
Aired on: CH7 Sunday Night

Meet Kathryn, Sam and Matthew White the children being helped by Children's Medical Research Institutes's Eye Genetics Unit who are faced with losing their sight to a rare genetic disorder.

Fine-tuning Gene Therapy
Fine-tuning Gene Therapy (PDF)
Published: The Sunday Paper

Researchers are edging closer to reliable gene therapy, providing a revolution in healthcare.

Fresh hope for 'bubble boy' disease
Fundraiser run no steep task
Fundraiser run no steep task (PDF)
Published: The Armindale Express

College students sign up to charity fitness challenge in order to raise funds for Children's Medical Research Institute.

Global Grant Secured
Global Grant Secured (PDF)
Published: Probono Australia

Jean’s for Genes is awarded $20,000 by a global funding program initiated by business products and services supplier Staples.

Good Cause Run
Good Cause Run (PDF)
Published: Armindale Express

Earle Page College hit the streets again for their annual Coast Run, in support of CMRI.

Heartbreaking ad calls for help curing childhood diseases
Heartwrenching video that shows why we must beat childhood diseases
Introducing the 2015 Jean Genie - Jodi Anasta!
Jeans for Genes receive $20,000 donation from Staples

Staples has announced Jeans for Genes will receive a grant of $20,000. The grant comes from its 2015 Staples 2 Million & Change program which enables employees globally to direct more than US$2.5 million to local organisations of their choice.

Latest brand campaign from CMRI
Latest brand campaign from CMRI (PDF)
Published: Daily Mail

As it's revealed that one in 20 babies are born with disease or birth defects, Jeans For Genes Day organisers release heartbreaking new ad campaign that will have you reaching for the tissues.

Liver disease breakthrough delivers hope to sick children
Media Release: Minister for Heath & Medical Research
My baby was diagnosed with cancer. This is what I want you to know.
NeCTAR Research Cloud gets $1.5m capacity boost
New ad receives more than 1M views in 72hrs!
New telomere research centre for Australia
New telomere research centre for Australia (PDF)
Published: Australia Life Scientist

Westmead’s Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) has become home to the Australian Cancer Research Foundation Telomere Analysis Centre (ATAC).

NSW Government announce $25 million for paediatric research
NSW Government announce $25 million for paediatric research (PDF)
Published: The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

Both Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick will benefit from a $25 million dollar funding boost to paediatric research as part of the 2015-16 Budget.

Nurses have a bit of fun with cancer patients during the World's Greatest Shave
Quirky Mamma to the Rescue
Quirky Mamma to the Rescue (PDF)
Published: Canberra Times

Exposing the truth that sometimes the ideal of motherhood and parenting doesn't live up to the reality.

Research conducted by CMRI could eradicate future need for invasive treatments
Researchers a step closer to treating fatal blood disorders
Tame 'HIV' used to heal disease
Tame 'HIV' used to heal disease (PDF)
Published: Headline News Today

The lives of 6 boys with a lethal genetic illness have been remade by a pioneering diagnosis to scold errors in their DNA.

Targeting telomeres, the timekeepers of cells, could improve chemotherapy
Targeting telomeres, the timekeepers of cells, could improve chemotherapy
The mutant gene that will rob three siblings of their sight.
The three young siblings faced with genetic blindness

Three young siblings faced with genetic blindness are on a mission to see everything before losing their sight completely BUT, can researchers at Children's Medical Research Institute stunt what appears to be an inevitable outcome?

Trick or Treat for CMRI
Trick or Treat for CMRI (PDF)
Published: Daily Mail

The former Miss World Australia dons a set of devil horns and matching red dress helping promote a brand new Halloween fundraising campaign designed to support Children's Medical Research Institute.

Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence finalists announced
2014
Busy time for CMRI Gerringong
Busy time for CMRI Gerringong (PDF, 375 Kbytes)
Published: Lake Times

IT has been a busy few weeks for the Children's Medical Research Institute (CMRI) Gerringong Committee, with their annual Quilt Show and Melbourne Cup luncheon attracting good numbers to support research at CMRI.

Cards helping charities
Cards helping charities (PDF, 282 Kbytes)
Published: Lake Times

TEXT messages and emails may be the way today, but the Kiama Red Cross believes the community still love exchanging old-fashioned Christmas cards.

Children’s Medical Research Institute annual lunch
Nothing patchy about the Gerringong Committee's Quilt Show
Fixing the problem
Fixing the problem (PDF, 395 Kbytes)
Published: Sunraysia Daily

Seeing little lives hit hard by cancer motivated Simone Tierney to get on her bike.

A year's work in quilt show
A year's work in quilt show (PDF, 294 Kbytes)
Published: Lake Times

MORE than 100 handmade quilts will be on display at the annual Gerringong Quilt Show on November 7-9.

Quilt show's long history of helping children
Quilt show's long history of helping children (PDF, 346 Kbytes)
Published: South Coats Register

Hosted by the Gerringong Committee of the Children’s Medical Research Institute, the annual Quilt Show will display more than 100 stunning quilts to raise money for cancer research.

Christmas comes early at Wagga fair
Christmas comes early at Wagga fair (PDF, 283 Kbytes)
Published: The Advertiser

Just shy of 100 stalls converged on the grounds of the Murrumbidgee Turf Club opened the two-day Christmas fair that raises money for the Children's Medical Research Institute (CMRI).

Great Cycle Challenge: Leukaemia survivor Charlie’s ride for life
Honour for Wagga fund-raisers
Honour for Wagga fund-raisers (PDF, 183 Kbytes)
Published: The Daily Advertiser

A WAGGA fund-raising committee has had a laboratory named in its honour for raising more than $1 million for research into children's disease.

Family cycle for medics
Family cycle for medics (PDF, 474 Kbytes)
Published: The Scone Advocate

Getting fit – check, helping others in need – check, ensuring the health of her family – check. These are just some of the goals Scone mother Donna Palmer-Noonan is kicking this October. Oh, and kicking cancer's butt.

Browns pedalling to raise funds for children's medical research
Locals undertake cycle challenge
Locals undertake cycle challenge (PDF, 339 Kbytes)
Published: The Recorder

Donna Weiss, along with her father Juergen Doebler, have undertaken the Great Cycle Challenge this month, riding 1000km and raising more than $1500 to help fight kid’s cancer.

Researcher thrives on printed word
Researcher thrives on printed word (PDF, 173 Kbytes)
Published: Augusta-Margaret River Mail

Like many scientists, Dr Hilda Pickett's day-to-day job involves a significant amount of lab work. It's a process that yields regular results that Dr Pickett needs to make meaning from.

Simone's month-long cycling effort nets $5000 for charity
Simone's month-long cycling effort nets $5000 for charity (PDF, 153 Kbytes)
Published: Mildura Weekly

MILDURA’S Simone Tierney admits to being “a little worn out” after a massive October, with the mother of three and Endota Spa owner spending the past few weeks raising vital funds at part of the Great Cycling Challenge.

Unique gifts on offer at Christmas Fair for Children's charity
Cessnock's Sharon Apperley tackles Great Cycle Challenge
Children's Medical Research Institute hosting Christmas fair
Zara cycles for a good cause
Zara cycles for a good cause (PDF, 194 Kbytes)
Published: Roxby Downs Sun

Zara Daniels is taking part in the Great Cycling Challenge in October. It's another example of Ms Daniels getting active in the name of charity.

Rural firefighter cycling to beat cancer
Quakers Hill-Doonside Scouts riding 600km to raise money for kids' cancer
Pedalling support for children's cancer research
Pedalling support for children's cancer research (PDF, 337 Kbytes)
Published: Blue Mountains Gazette

Eight Blue Mountains cyclists are among more than 5150 people who have registered for the Great Cycle Challenge, a national fundraiser for the Children's Medical Research Institute (CMRI).

Month-long ride to raise money
Month-long ride to raise money (PDF, 144 Kbytes)
Published: in my Community

ANDREW Cross plans to pedal 1000km in one month to raise funds for the Children’s Medical Research Institute.

Great Cycle Challenge: Leukaemia survivor Charlie’s ride for life
Mum takes on cycling challenge for kids' research
Australian researchers make breakthrough in cancer and epilepsy treatments
Scientists identify gene mutation that causes aplastic anemia
Cycle ride aims to raise funds for Children's Medical Research Institute
Telomeres - the invisible elixir of youth
Telomeres - the invisible elixir of youth (PDF, 156 Kbytes )
Published: Beaudesert Times

Key to youthful cells are special molecules of DNA called telomeres, which are protective caps that stop the coils of genetic information that instruct almost every cell in the body from fraying.

Father urges people to wear jeans for medical research
Jeans for Genes Day toolkit
Jeans for Genes Day toolkit (PDF, 100 Kbytes)
Published: Life Scientist

CMRI professor Phil Robinson and colleagues have developed a dynamin toolkit, which makes available new pharmacological protocols for use by medical researchers, biochemists and other scientists.

Son inspires mum: Little fighter steals hearts
HomeWorld build better future with Jeans for Genes
Suppressing tumour growth via telomerase
Suppressing tumour growth via telomerase (PDF, 174 Kbytes )
Published: Australian LifeScientist

Over 90% of cancers express the telomerase enzyme, which is required for their survival, but researchers have had little success in targeting this enzyme to suppress tumour growth - until now.

Wine Country Rotary Club hands over $5000 in donations
CMRI's Dean Hutchison almost lost his daughter. Our research helped save her life.
Crowd raises more than $14,000
Crowd raises more than $14,000 (PDF, 640 Kbytes)
Published: Namoi Valley Independent

Children's Medical Research Institute was the big winner when more than $14,000 was raised recently at Sculptures in the Garden at Spring Ridge.

Telomeres need to last a lifetime
Telomeres need to last a lifetime (PDF, 161 Kbytes)
Published: Australian Life Scientist

The Short Telomere Syndrome Conference recently held in Sydney brought together international leaders in this field to consider state-of-the-art research and what can be done to improve future treatments for patients with these rare and often life-shortening diseases.

How viruses can overwhelm the liver's defences
How viruses can overwhelm the liver's defences (PDF, 181 Kbytes)
Published: Medical Press

The liver is the only organ in the body that can modify our immune response. This, paradoxically, leaves it open to violent immune attack.

Cancer treatment breakthrough looms
Cancer treatment breakthrough looms (PDF, 154 Kbytes)
Published: The Mercury

Cancer sufferers could one day avoid debilitating chemotherapy as a result of breakthrough Australian research into how to stop cancer cells dividing.

Professor in bid to explain ageing illness
Professor in bid to explain ageing illness (PDF, 182 Kbytes)
Published: 9 News

Professor Roger Reddel has brought some of the world's top experts to Sydney to explain short telomere syndrome - a condition which causes rapid ageing.

Children's Medical Research Institute study on telomeres could help save children with cancer
Mudgee Group raises $444,497 for research
Mudgee Group raises $444,497 for research (PDF, 155 Kbytes)
Published: Mudgee Guardian

For nearly 50 years, a group of Mudgee ladies have worked quietly to support research into diseases such as cancer and cystic fibrosis with $444,497 raised.

Harsh world makes kids' chromosomes look middle-aged
Stress and poverty makes children's chromosomes look middle-aged
Thriving precint looks to have bright future
Thriving precint looks to have bright future (PDF, 541 Kbytes)
Published: The Sun Parramatta

Parramatta Council wants to make the Westmead health precinct an integral medical technology and employment cluster and increase its earning potential.

Beatlemaniacs support CMRI
Beatlemaniacs support CMRI (PDF, 283 Kbytes)
Published: Kiama Independent

Gerringong Children's Medical Research Institute rock'n'rolled back the years when they hosted their Beatlemania fund-raising event at Gerringong Town Hall.

Going Long
Going Long (PDF, 176 Kbytes)
Published: The Scientist

Researchers discover a tool to trigger an uncommon strategy cancer cells can use to lengthen their telomeres.

Social event of the week
Social event of the week (PDF, 279 Kbytes)
Published: CityNews.com.au

Researching telomeres and the results his team has achieved gets Prof Roger Reddel of Children's Medical Research Institute excited. And just quietly, you should be too.

2013
A great excuse to dress down
A great excuse to dress down (PDF, 170 Kbytes)
Publisher: Health Hunter New England Local Health District

The Manning and Great Lakes community is being encouraged to dress down in support of children's medical research by celebrating the 20th Jeans for Genes Day.

Masterwork creator gives crafty lessons
Masterwork creator gives crafty lessons (PDF, 256 Kbytes)
Published: Kiama Independent - Lake Times

Quilt-maker extraodinaire Merelyn Pearce will share secrets of her craft at a Gerringong Children's Medical Research Institue fund-raiser held this Saturday.

Timboon health service steps up for fundraiser
Timboon health service steps up for fundraiser (PDF, 74.0 Kbytes)
Published: The Standard

Timboon and District Healthcare Service will be taking next Friday's Jeans for Genes Day a few steps further by holding a fund-raising trek along the Great Ocean Walk.

Rudd says Abbott cuts risk recession
Rudd promises $122 million for Westmead Hospital
Rudd hits western Sydney
Rudd hits western Sydney (PDF, 102 Kbytes)
Published: Adam Bernnett

Prime Minister Rudd visits Westmead Hospital to sell Labor's $122 million commitment to redevloping the facility if it wins this years election.

Robert is going the extra mile for childhood cancer
Robert is going the extra mile for childhood cancer (PDF, 147 Kbytes)
Published: The Satellite

Robert Bird is taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge, with the hope to ride a cumulative 500km throughout October to help support the Children's Medical Research Insitute.

Pedal power pushes Warren to help find a cure
Kevin puts pedal power to test for Great Cycle Challenge
Departed leave money to charities
Departed leave money to charities (PDF, 565 Kbytes)
Published: The Maitland Mercury

Include a Charity has launched a campaign to encourage more people to consider supporting their favourite charities and leaving a lasting legacy through a charitable bequest.

David Bradbury: cancer funding for Nepean Hospital
David Bradbury: cancer funding for Nepean Hospital (PDF, 159 Kbytes)
Published: St Marys-Mt Druitt Star

Federal Member for Lindsay David Bradbury has welcomed the announcement of $10 million in additional funding for cancer services at Nepean Hospital.

Children's Medical appeal celebrates 50 years
Children's Medical appeal celebrates 50 years (PDF, 249 Kbytes)
Published: The Advertiser

For the past 50 years, the Children's Medical Research Institute has recieved a generous annual contribution from the Cessnock Donor Group.

Cheers as Christmas arrives early for 1400
Cheers as Christmas arrives early for 1400 (PDF, 661 Kbytes)
Publisher: The Daily Advertiser

The Christmas Fair at the MTC held annually to raise money for the Children's Medical Research Insitute is gearing up for a big year.

Cancer projects short-listed for grants
Cancer projects short-listed for grants (PDF, 64.9 Kbytes)
Published: Prime 7

Five potentially life-saving projects have been short-listed for millions of dollars of funding from the Australian Cancer Research Foundation.

Research cells contaminated
Research cells contaminated (PDF, 84.6 Kbytes)
Australian Science

Many researchers are using cell lines that are not what they thing they are, potentially leading to seriously erroneous results, according to a paper in Nature that argues it is time the scientific community took action.

Labor to boost Westmead Hospital
Labor to boost Westmead Hospital (PDF, 101 Kbytes )
AAP

A re-elected Rudd government would inject $122 million into the redevelopment of Westmead Hospital and boosted research facilities in western Sydney.

Kevin Rudd pledges $122 million for Sydney's Westmead Hospital
Highs and lows of this year's health news
Highs and lows of this year's health news (PDF, 218 Kbytes )
Croakey

The recently announced Federal funding cuts - outlined in the Midyear Economic and Fiscal Outlook Statement - suggest this will likely also be the dominant health story for 2014.

Health leaders release $68m revamp plan for sick Westmead precinct

Health leaders have released a $68 million revamp plan of a key health precinct in the marginal seat of Parramatta in Sydney's west, challenging both parties to fix "drastic" infrastructure issues in the lead up to the election.

Creative for a cause
Creative for a cause (PDF, 514 Kbytes)
The Inverell Times

It's cases like Livia Matby that inspired Children's Medical Research Institute to start the fundraiser called 'Jeans for Genes' 20 years ago. This is Livia's story.

CMRI puts health of our children first
Cartoonist leaps into the deep end
Cartoonist leaps into the deep end (PDF, 139 Kbytes)
Canberra City News

CityNews cartoonist Paul Dorin has just completed painting his 20th pair of jeans for Children's Medical Research Institute's fundraising Jeans for Genes Gala Dinner.

Cancer researchers receive funding boost
Cancer researchers receive funding boost (PDF, 298 Kbytes)
Cancer Australia

Australian researchers will receive a significant boost in their fight against cancer from $9.43 million in funding through Cancer Australia's Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme.

Boost for Children's medical research
Boost for Children's medical research (PDF, 218 Kbytes)
Motherpedia

The Federal Government yesterday committed $10 million, to match a $20 million investment from the NSW Government, to the Children's Medical Research Institute (CMRI) based at Westmead's Children's Hospital in Sydney.

ANMF welcomes $50 million funding for stroke care
ANMF welcomes $50 million funding for stroke care (PDF, 168 Kbytes)
Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation

The Australia Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), has welcomed the Federal Government's $50 million funding boost for a new national stroke care program.

Yuhu Group hands out $1m for health
Yuhu Group hands out $1m for health (PDF, 307 Kbytes)
Northern District Times

The Yuhu Group delivered a $1 million cash gift to Children's Medical Research Institute as an early Christmas present