Health, biomedicine and psychology
November 29th, 2016
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.
November 17th, 2016
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.
November 9th, 2016
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.
November 2nd, 2016
Murdoch University is leading a major research collaboration which will bring the latest metabolic phenotyping technology to Australia.
November 1st, 2016
Researchers at Murdoch University are celebrating after the Australian Research Council (ARC) announced project funding worth $3.5m.
October 31st, 2016
Murdoch University researcher Dr Garth Maker has been recognised as one of WA’s best young scientists.
October 27th, 2016
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.
October 18th, 2016
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.
June 15th, 2016
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.
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.