Health, biomedicine and psychology

New hope for preterm babies future health

November 16th, 2017

A new investigation into preterm baby health may have implications for future antimicrobial resistance. Dr Andrew Currie is leading a research team from Murdoch University in partnership with neonatal consultant Tobias Strunk from King Edward Memorial Hospital to test the reliability of a diagnostic marker for sepsis infection in very preterm infants.

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Tribute to inspirational student at Murdoch research showcase

November 14th, 2017

Emerging researcher: Tamara Hourani with her supervisor Dr Garth Maker (left) and Conor Murphy

A new award that honours the incredible life and achievements of late Murdoch University student Conor Murphy, has been presented to a high-achieving honours student.

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Smartphone study highlights a ‘digital divide’

November 9th, 2017

A research project into smartphone use across the life span has shone a light on some interesting insights into modern Australian life. Dr Lyn Vernon and PhD candidate Bep Uink from Murdoch University and Dr Kathy Modecki from Griffith University surveyed more than 14,000 Australians about their relationship with their smartphones.

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Major project funding heralds new frontiers in innovative health futures

October 26th, 2017

A major project is now underway at Murdoch University to transform the way new therapeutic drugs are tested, giving the community and patients a greater say in treatment. The project has received significant funding, including a grant from MTPConnect and a long list of medical sector partners, including Telethon Kids Institute as a key cash partner.

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Dangerous bug under the microscope

October 25th, 2017

Daniel Knight

A Murdoch University researcher has won more than $300,000 in Federal Government funding to study a bacterium that causes life-threatening diarrhoea in humans and animals.

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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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