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New micro drug delivery system reduces side effects, costs

…n the fields of supercritical fluids and dense gas technology. In the mid-1990s, Foster and his colleague, Dr Angela Dillow from the University of Minnesota, approached MIT Professor Robert Langer, one of the world’s leading biomedical engineers, to develop a chemical agent out of supercritical fluid CO2 that can act as both a cleaning and sterilising agent. Since then, the technology has been licenced to a specialist development company,…

Curtin appoints new head of Health Sciences

…nts will take over the leadership role from Professor Michael Berndt who retires from Curtin in early 2018. Curtin’s Faculty of Health Sciences contains seven schools including the recently established Curtin Medical School; Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences; Physiotherapy and Exercise Science; Psychology; Public Health; Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine; and Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Speech Pathology. In addition there are a number…

2017 Research and Engagement Award winners

…valued at $10,000, was Professor John Mamo. As Director of the Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute (CHIRI) since mid-2015, John has driven the rapid strategic evolution of CHIRI, which is now positioned as a national Biomedical Research Centre of Excellence. John has worked hard to promote an inclusive practice mode, foster and support research performance and increase collaboration across Curtin and with external partners. Curtin-State…

A star is born

…ustralia. Liveris secured the largest grant to date from the US Kellogg Foundation to an Australian university, for a Centre for Advanced Studies. Today, the Biosciences Research Precinct at Curtin shines across biomedicine, pharmacy and public health. Humanities also forged new academic territory, with teaching areas in film and television, interior design, theatre arts and creative writing – which is now associated with the likes of Elizabeth…

Deep freeze may save plants from global warming

…along the Gulf of Carpentaria died of thirst (stock photo). The rapidity of the mangroves’ demise shocked scientists, who described the destruction as the worst of its kind in the world. Professor Ricardo Mancera, School of Biomedical Sciences, who is leading a research project aimed at preserving the seeds of threatened species, believes the environmental catastrophe serves as a warning. “The recent large-scale demise of recalcitrant-seeded…

Australians deficient in sunshine vitamin

…ACT (49 per cent respectively). In Western Australia, in winter, 28 per cent of the population has a vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D deficiency in winter by state and territory, 2011- 2012. (Source: Australian Health Survey: Biomedical results for nutrients.) The body needs vitamin D to absorb calcium and promote bone growth, and low levels of vitamin D can result in soft bones in children (rickets) and fragile bones in adults (osteomalacia)….

New breed of capsules create potential for artificial organs and diabetes cure

…insulin in a stable way, moving a step closer to creating an artificial pancreas that can potentially cure diabetes. Lead author Dr Hani Al-Salami, a Senior Lecturer of Pharmaceutics and Biotechnology from Curtin’s School of Pharmacy and Lead Researcher within the Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, said the research had potential implications for the treatment of many diseases through the implantation of healthy organs, which is not…

Pharmacy Information Evening

…Whether you’re studying for the first time or want a rewarding career change in the health industry, our pharmacy information evening is a great opportunity to speak to the experts about your options in pharmacy….

Curtin climbs in world subject rankings

…ces, Education, and Sports-related Subjects. Sports-related Subjects is a new ranking category for 2017 and Curtin was positioned in the 51-100 band. The University also ranked for the first time in Agriculture and Forestry, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Psychology, Materials Science, Economics and Econometrics, and Physics and Astronomy. Curtin Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry said the results reflected the University’s long-standing…

Curtin welcomes first medical students

…ampus operational in 2019. It will be a clinical base for Curtin Medical School students in their fourth and fifth year of study, and will also be utilised by Curtin Allied Health Schools including nursing, physiotherapy and pharmacy. The Curtin Medical School was granted accreditation by the Australian Medical Council (AMC) in October 2016. For more information on Curtin Medical School, visit:…