Cannabis compound gives hope to patients with pancreatic cancer
Professor Marco Falasca from the Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute believes he has found a way to halt the progression of this devastating cancer. With encouraging results in laboratory tests, his next step is to trial the treatment in humans.
The potential of checkpoint blockade to treat elderly cancer patients
Curtin’s Associate Professor Delia Nelson and Dr Connie Jackaman are examining how ageing impairs the immune system’s ability to fight cancer.
Curtin’s plan to combat chronic liver disease and cancer
At Curtin, the Liver Disease and Regeneration Group is investigating how to hijack the liver’s cell-communication system to mediate liver regeneration instead of disease progression and cancer.
How do superbugs become super? Understanding antibiotic resistance
They’re small, but they can be deadly. Curtin researchers are undertaking research to help understand how they work so we can protect ourselves.
Meth medication trial a world first
Academics from the National Drug Research Institute (NDRI) are collaborating with institutions from across Australia to investigate the efficacy of a promising medication to treat dependence on crystalline methamphetamine, also known as crystal meth or ice.
Mobility drives new HIV epidemic
Historically, HIV has predominantly affected men who have sex with men and people who inject drugs, however contemporary statistics tell a different, far more complicated, story.
Physiotherapist en pointe with ballerinas’ careers
Dance has always been in Danica Hendry’s blood. The physiotherapist and professional ballerina studied at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)…
All fired up: brain training for anxiety and depression
Australia’s statistics on mental health tell a sobering story about the nation’s collective headspace, with anxiety and depression among the most prevalent conditions.
Keeping up appearances
Cosmetic surgery was once solely the domain of Hollywood superstars and the exponentially wealthy, but it’s now so accessible there are clinics where you can ‘freshen up’ on your lunch break…
Australians deficient in sunshine vitamin
Australia is renowned for its sunny climate and outdoorsy, beach-loving lifestyle, however its population is – paradoxically – deficient in vitamin D.
Deep freeze may save plants from global warming
The planet’s temperature is rising and the environmental impacts are complex and catastrophic.