Health, biomedicine and psychology

Health symposium to improve outcomes for WA families

October 10th, 2017

Health researchers from Murdoch University played a key role in a recent symposium on mental health during pregnancy. Murdoch University’s Professor Megan Galbally jointly organised the event with King Edward Memorial Hospital and Fiona Stanley Hospital.

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Musical festival makes steps towards emotional healing

October 4th, 2017

Dr Petra Skeffington, who is a Clinical Psychologist and trauma researcher, joined the Desert Feet Tour on its annual pilgrimage to Wangkatjungka remote community in the Kimberley.

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Exercise good for Alzheimer’s delay

September 12th, 2017

Dr Belinda Brown, a researcher from Murdoch University’s School of Psychology and Exercise Science, will compare the effects of high-intensity and moderate-intensity exercise on the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Macadamias could be life savers

July 26th, 2017

The delicious Australian macadamia nut hides a rare potential to save lives that is being uncovered at Murdoch University.

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Work begins on genetic treatment for diabetes and obesity

July 18th, 2017

A Murdoch researcher is embarking on a revolutionary new synthetic RNA therapy to treat Type-2 Diabetes and obesity. Dr Rakesh Veedu will work on the project with lead investigator Dr Harendra Parekh from the University of Queensland and Chief Research Officer at PMI, and Professor Grant Ramm at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute. The research program is funded by Preveceutical Medical Inc over the next four years.

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Parkinson’s is partly an autoimmune disease, study finds

June 22nd, 2017

Researchers find the first direct evidence that an abnormal protein in Parkinson’s disease triggers immune response.

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Health risks for tropical travel

June 9th, 2017

A virologist at Murdoch University has warned of the health risks facing families heading away on winter breaks in Asia. Professor Cassie Berry warns that there is an increasing occurrence of nasty viruses being brought back to Australia from neighbouring tropical countries. She is giving a free presentation on Monday, 12 June, on the threats facing humans from some of the major viruses sweeping the planet.

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Night phone use a danger for adolescent mental health

May 30th, 2017

The world’s first long-term assessment of mental health effects from adolescents’ late-night mobile use has shown some concerning results.

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Is President Trump a global health risk?

May 29th, 2017

President Donald Trump

In an article for The Conversation, Murdoch University researcher Dr Ana Rita Sequeira says proposed budget cuts will diminish the world's capacity to prevent and tackle human health security events.

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Aboriginal health focus at forum

May 25th, 2017

From left to right, Professors Fiona Stanley, Rhonda Marriott and Eeva Leinonen

Research into improving the health and welfare of Indigenous Australians is being shared and discussed at the inaugural Aboriginal Health Research Forum.

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