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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Double success for Murdoch at PRIA awards

October 4th, 2012

A Murdoch University graduate has won the WW Mitchell Student of the Year Award for the second year running at the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) State Awards.

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New research could provide relief for chronic pain sufferers

December 12th, 2011

Murdoch University researchers believe they can find a way to block the transmission of pain signals to the brain and provide relief for chronic pain sufferers.

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Murdoch funding success

November 4th, 2010

Murdoch has received $1.8 million in the latest round of Australian Research Council (ARC) funding and almost $1 million from the National Health and Medicine Research Council (NHMRC).

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