Health, biomedicine and psychology

Opinion: Why we need to support Aboriginal women’s choice to give birth on country

June 15th, 2016

Professor Rhonda Marriott

In an article for The Conversation, Murdoch’s Professor of Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing Rhonda Marriott and her co-authors argue that getting maternity care right for Aboriginal women will be critical in improving health outcomes for Aboriginal babies.

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Improving perinatal outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families

June 13th, 2016

Three investigators from Murdoch University’s School of Psychology and Exercise Science, will pilot an early intervention program which aims to close the gap in perinatal care between Aboriginal people and non-Aboriginal people, improving the outcomes for future generations.

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New collaboration to boost inherited disease research

June 8th, 2016

Professor Prasit Watanapa (left) with Professor David Morrison

Murdoch University has launched a partnership with an institution in Thailand which will enhance its groundbreaking research into treatments for inherited diseases.

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Stimulating the brain to stop people falling

May 11th, 2016

Dr Ann-Maree Vallence

Researchers at Murdoch University are using magnetic brain stimulation to help prevent people from falling over when they get older. The University has been awarded $410,000 in research funding for the project, which will use the non-invasive technique to identify and stimulate weakening structural connections in the brain. Falls are a major cause of injury […]

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Murdoch University appoints medical researchers

April 21st, 2016

Professor Megan Galbally has been appointed Foundation Chair in Perinatal Psychiatry

Murdoch University has appointed two leading medical researchers, reinforcing existing links between translational medical research and clinical services in Western Australia.

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Potentially serious pathogens found in feral cats on Christmas Island

January 18th, 2016

Narelle Dybing

A Murdoch University researcher has found a range of pathogenic bacteria and parasites which can have serious consequences if transmitted to humans in feral cats and black rats on Christmas Island.

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Mental health of Wheatbelt farmers suffering due to climate change

December 11th, 2015

Neville Ellis

Wheatbelt farmers struggle to see a future in farming because of the effects of climate change on their lands and communities, a Murdoch University study has found.

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Major grant to build world’s first precision medicine research centre for infants and children

October 21st, 2015

Dr Andrew Currie

The world’s first centre specialising in precision medicine for infants and young children has been funded at Murdoch University.

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Opinion: Private patients may stretch Fiona Stanley Hospital

October 5th, 2015

Associate Professor Francesco Paolucci

In an opinion piece for The West Australian, Associate Professor Francesco Paolucci and Dr Martin Whitely ask whether private patients opting to be treated at Fiona Stanley Hospital are driving unexpected demand.

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Social media at bedtime linked to poor sleep and poor mental health for teens

September 29th, 2015

Lynette Vernon

Teenagers with high social media use at bedtime suffer disturbed sleep, which in turn leads to depressed mood, according to new research from a Murdoch University PhD candidate.

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