Funding boost brings new hope for rare disease sufferers

November 28th, 2017

Researchers at Murdoch University have been awarded significant federal funding to help develop genetic therapies for rare diseases. Professor Steve Wilton will lead the project, which has received $800,000 from the Australian Government’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) over the next three years.

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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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Federal recognition for health network

June 16th, 2017

Health leaders gathered at Murdoch University this week as the Federal government awarded official accreditation to the Western Australian Health Translation Network (WAHTN).

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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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Stimulating the brain to stop people falling

May 11th, 2016

Dr Ann-Maree Vallence

Researchers at Murdoch University are using magnetic brain stimulation to help prevent people from falling over when they get older. The University has been awarded $410,000 in research funding for the project, which will use the non-invasive technique to identify and stimulate weakening structural connections in the brain. Falls are a major cause of injury […]

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Tests find traditional medicines contain pharmaceuticals, heavy metals and endangered animals

December 10th, 2015

Credit: TrEnD laboratory, Curtin University

A collaborative study has found high rates of adulteration, substitution and mislabelling of traditional Chinese medicines (TCM), with the undeclared ingredients rendering many of the tested samples either illegal or potentially hazardous to consumers.

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Murdoch Associate Professor receives $75,000 Merit Award for HIV project

August 21st, 2015

Mina John

Dr Mina John, from the Institute for Immunology and Infectious Diseases (IIID) at Murdoch University, was recently presented a $75,000 Merit Award to assist her research into the possible control and prevention of the deadly human immunodeficiency virus.

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Nano engineering advances bone-forming material

September 16th, 2014

Murdoch University nanotechnology researchers have successfully engineered synthetic materials which encouraged bone formation in sheep.

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Former WA Chief Scientist is new Murdoch University Ambassador

July 8th, 2014

Former WA Chief Scientist Professor Lyn Beazley has become the new Sir Walter Murdoch Distinguished Professor of Science.

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New study to investigate maternity provision for Aboriginal women

June 9th, 2014

A multi-faceted study led by a Murdoch University researcher will influence the way maternity services support Aboriginal women in Western Australia during pregnancy and birthing.

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