The number of teenage girls who presented to NSW Emergency Departments (ED) for self-harm or suicidal ideation has dramatically escalated during the pandemic, following a steady increase over the past decade.

Australian scientists researching how our immune system responds to COVID-19 have revealed that those infected by early variants in 2020 produced sustained antibodies, however, these antibodies are not as effective against contemporary variants of the virus.

A new international treatment guideline for the most common single form of encephalitis in children is set to change clinical practice and impact children worldwide. Kids Neuroscience Centre Clinical Director, Professor Russell Dale led the study, bringing together 25 experts from around the world to standardise treatment.

Deep Brain Stimulation is a cutting-edge neurosurgical treatment that may help improve disability and quality of life in selected children with cerebral palsy due to genetic conditions or birth injury. The Kids Neuroscience Centre research team examined the suitability for DBS to eligible children.

Recent studies by the Kids Neuroscience Centre have highlighted the clinical significance of the antibodies that cause spinal inflammation. These findings recently helped a three-year-old child, James, get back on his feet after losing his ability to walk.

Families and doctors looking after children with a rare form of cerebral palsy, associated with a gene called ADCY5, have chanced upon a precision therapy that is making lives easier for these children. The team at the Kids Neuroscience Centre are now guiding eligible patients to trial caffeine.

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