Health, biomedicine and psychology

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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Research finds pesticide levels in WA breast milk lowest in world

October 18th, 2016

A baby breastfeeding

Researchers at The University of Western Australia and Murdoch University have found that levels of pesticides in breast milk have dropped significantly during the past 40 years.

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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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