Health, biomedicine and psychology

Improving mental health screening for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pregnant women and new mums

February 28th, 2017

Murdoch University will participate in a collaborative study aiming to improve the mental health of expectant and new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mums living in remote communities.

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Managing the source of infection

January 6th, 2017

Tapeworm

A team of researchers at Murdoch University are helping prevent parasitic tapeworms from entering the food chain in Southeast Asian farming communities.

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Opinion: Inquiry into Lyme-like illness calls for more research and better treatment

December 5th, 2016

Dorsal view of an echidna tick, Bothriocroton concolor, (imaged by Siew-May Loh )

In an article for The Conversation, Murdoch University researchers Charlotte Oskam, Peter Irwin and Una Ryan unravel the complexities and ambiguities surrounding Lyme-like disease in Australia.

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Test for gastro-causing parasite a step closer thanks to industry collaboration

November 29th, 2016

Emeritas Professor Andy Thompson

A new technique is being developed to identify the differing strains of the gastro-causing parasite Giardia by Murdoch University researchers in collaboration with industry.

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Sport is more than just fun for kids

November 17th, 2016

Child playing soccer

Taking part in organised sports like soccer appears to lower cardiovascular disease risk factors in children, Murdoch University and University of Southern Denmark researchers have found.

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Opinion: Australian law needs a refresher on the science of HIV transmission

November 9th, 2016

Australian law needs a refresher on the science of HIV transmission

HIV researchers are calling for a re-think of laws regarding HIV based on new scientific advances with the disease. Murdoch University adjunct professor David Nolan from the Institute of Immunology and Infectious Diseases has co-authored a piece for The Conversation on latest evidence on HIV transmission risk and recent advances in HIV prevention and treatment.

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$2.2m funding for phenotyping research centre

November 2nd, 2016

Associate Professor Robert Trengove

Murdoch University is leading a major research collaboration which will bring the latest metabolic phenotyping technology to Australia.

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Murdoch’s $3.5m ARC research funding

November 1st, 2016

Murdoch University

Researchers at Murdoch University are celebrating after the Australian Research Council (ARC) announced project funding worth $3.5m.

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Murdoch scientist recognised as Tall Poppy

October 31st, 2016

Dr Garth Maker

Murdoch University researcher Dr Garth Maker has been recognised as one of WA’s best young scientists.

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Public health concern as superbug breaches Australia’s final drug defence

October 27th, 2016

A highly resistant form of Salmonella has been found in a cat

The first evidence of a superbug in a domestic cat that could infect humans and livestock has been discovered in Australia. The Salmonella strain is resistant to carbapenems, a drug used as the last line of defence in Australian hospitals. Experts believe this resistance may pose a serious threat to public health.

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