Story type: Real lives
Rachel’s story | Living with Crohn’s disease
Rachel Botros has suffered from Crohn’s disease since she was a 14-year-old. The chronic condition interrupted her schooling and ability to live a typical teenage life. Her two siblings also have the disease. … Read more
Nicole’s story | Better diagnosis and treatment for endometriosis
It took 20 years for Nicole Fernley to be diagnosed with endometriosis, a condition which affects one in nine women. This is her story, in her words.… Read more
Endometriosis provides answers for Bridget Hustwaite
About 176 million women worldwide have endometriosis. Professor Caroline Gargett has long known the debilitating impacts of this disease on women—and has dedicated a significant portion of her career to investigating its cause.… Read more
Sepsis nearly took Dr Michael Gantier’s life. Now he studies it.
My name is Michael Gantier and I am a scientist at Hudson Institute. My lab is working on a potential treatment for life-threatening COVID-19 symptoms, … Read more
Targeting childhood cancer
Sarah Russell knew something was gravely wrong with one of her twins, five-year-old Jaxon, when he became seriously ill with vomiting, nausea and unusual bruising, while his brother, Hunter, remained well.… Read more
High blood pressure service increases referrals
A clinical service and primary care outreach program focused on hormonal causes of high blood pressure — the first of its kind in Victoria — has led to earlier screening and diagnosis of primary aldosteronism.… Read more
Weighing up home birth vs hospital in the wake of coronavirus
There’s been a reported surge in women seeking home births since the outbreak of coronavirus in Australia.
Research led by Hudson Institute has shown home birth is safe for women with low-risk pregnancies.… Read more
Treating UTIs—where to from here
The discovery that the bladder isn’t sterile has opened up new avenues of treatment for urinary tract infections (UTI).… Read more
A world of opportunity for LGBTQIA+ community in STEMM
Melbourne is hosting the first Australian symposium for LGBT STEMM Day on 5 July. Dr Jaclyn Pearson is one of a number of Hudson Institute researchers who are attending and also has the honour of being an event speaker.… Read more
A fitting legacy for leading fitness coach, Daniel Wilson
A leading Australian fitness coach, Daniel Wilson, died in May 2019 two months after being diagnosed with stomach cancer aged just 37. Daniel was well known for introducing Metafit, a HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) program, to Australia.
Now, those who loved Daniel are commemorating his life by raising funds for medical research that will help find earlier diagnoses and treatments for others with stomach cancer.… Read more