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Hope for Duchenne sufferers around the world

April 27th, 2017

16-year-old Billy Ellsworth is still walking thanks to Western Australian researchers who developed the first drug to address the underlying genetic defect of Duchenne, and the first of its type to be approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

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Murdoch’s five finalists in IT awards

April 14th, 2017

Murdoch University has five finalists in the 2017 WAITTA (Western Australia Information Technology and Telecommunications Alliance) INCITE Awards. The Centre for Comparative Genomics (CCG) has been made a finalist in the ‘Most Impactful Social Benefit’ category for their Rare Disease Registry Framework (RDRF), an online patient registry that connects health stakeholders within disease communities. The […]

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Murdoch professors receive Australia Day Honours

January 31st, 2017

Professor Bittles was one of two professors honoured on Australia Day

The life works of two Murdoch professors have recognised with prestigious honours during the 2017 Australia Day Awards.

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Government awards Murdoch $1.25m for drugs research  

December 6th, 2016

Professor Elizabeth Phillips, Director of the Centre for Clinical Pharmacology and Infectious Diseases at IIID

Researchers at Murdoch University have been awarded $1.25million in government funding to help reduce the number of people who experience adverse drug reactions (ADR).

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New single test to detect plant viruses

July 20th, 2016

Dr Roberto Barrero

A Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre team are rolling out a plant diagnostic toolkit that can accurately detect plant viruses and viroids in a single test.

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University joins forces with US pharmaceutical company to improve drug treatments

October 2nd, 2015

Professor Sue Fletcher and Professor Steve Wilton from the Centre for Comparative Genomics

Murdoch University has signed a four-year agreement with Sarepta Therapeutics, with the purpose of using Sarepta’s phosphorodiamidate morpholino oligomer (PMO) technology and chemistry in researching and developing treatment solutions for diseases outside of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).

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Prestigious appointment for Rare Disease researcher

May 1st, 2015

Alan Bittles is Chair of the Scientific Medical Advisory Committee of Rare Voices Australia.

Adjunct Professor Alan Bittles has been appointed inaugural Chair of the Scientific Medical Advisory Committee of Rare Voices Australia.

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International spotlight for WA’s Science on the Swan

April 21st, 2015

Professor Simon Mallal

Recent advances in personalised medicine were the focus of an international workshop held at Murdoch University this week as a pre-conference event for Science on the Swan.

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Top public health honour for adjunct professor

December 18th, 2014

An Adjunct Professor Tarun Weeramanthri was awarded Australia’s top honour for public health for 2014.

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WA Governor visits top medical research institute as its new Patron

December 3rd, 2014

The Governor of Western Australia, Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AO visited the Western Australian Neuroscience Research Institute to become its official Patron.

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