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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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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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Digital disruption the key to future healthcare

October 11th, 2017

Professor Matthew Bellgard will present the prestigious Dennis Moore Oration for the annual Australian Computer Society in Western Australia, speaking on how we need to embrace digital disruption to advance clinical research.

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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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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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