A new clinic to help treat patients with genetic eye conditions has opened at The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital as a partnership between The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and The Royal Melbourne Hospital.
The Royal Melbourne Hospital hosted 12 schools as the foyer was converted into a live music stage. The festival first launched in 2010 with 270 students participating. This year over 800 students came, helping fill the foyer and the level one lift lobby with uplifting music.
Over 250 million people worldwide are chronically infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) and even though a prophylactic vaccine and effective antiviral therapies are available, no cure currently exists.
A device the size of a small paperclip, created to give people with severe paralysis the ability to communicate again, has been approved for its first-in-human clinical trial, which will be at The Royal Melbourne Hospital.