Health, biomedicine and psychology

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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Teen peers an emotional tonic for daily stress

May 16th, 2017

Research has found that teenagers’ reliance on their peers is good for their development and sense of belonging, particularly in the immediate aftermath of a stressful event, like failing a test.

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Linking tick bites with a Lyme-like disease

April 26th, 2017

Professor Una Ryan will be presenting her research on Lyme-like Disease at Western Australia’s premier media research conference, Science on the Swan, on 2 May.

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Researchers fighting adverse drug reactions

April 19th, 2017

Professor Elizabeth Phillips from Murdoch University’s Institute for Immunology and Infectious Diseases (IIID) will present her research on personalised medicine at Western Australia’s premier medical research conference, Science on the Swan, in Fremantle on 3 May.

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