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Psychology & Psychiatry

Sports gambling creeps into kids' consciousness

A national study involving Curtin and Deakin universities has found that three-quarters of Australian children view sports betting as normal, and even positive.

Cancer

Waking up dormant tumour suppressor genes

A drug-free cancer treatment could teach our genes to destroy the disease from within, according to Western Australian medical researchers.

Cancer

New drug hope for babies with leukaemia

Telethon Kids Institute (TKI) researchers have discovered a new drug combination to help babies battle a rare, aggressive type of leukaemia with grim cure rates.

Autism spectrum disorders

Tapping into the unique skills of students with autism

In what's believed to be an Australian first, Curtin University is tapping into the unique skills of students with autism to help them find careers in the software testing industry.

Medications

Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug approved by FDA

The powerful US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given the green light to a drug developed by WA researchers Sue Fletcher and Steve Wilton for treating Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

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