Associate Professor Lucinda Black

Dr Brett Montgomery

Fremantle GP and UWA senior lecturer Dr Brett Montgomery has been appointed by the National Asthma Council of Australia to its committee which helps develop guidelines for its national handbook on asthma management.

This year’s Science on the Swan, which showcases the best of WA research, has the theme Creating Impact through Healthcare Innovation and Commercialisation. The conference is on May 9-11 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

A Curtin University nutritional epidemiologist has been awarded a three-year fellowship by MS Australia. Associate Professor Lucinda Black from the School of Population Health will study a possible link between diet and multiple sclerosis progression.

Joondalup Health Campus has signed a long-term agreement with medical data and technology company HeraMED which allows pregnant women to monitor their baby’s heart rate at home and doctors to remotely check on the mother and baby.

Medicinal cannabis producer Little Green Pharma plans to set up a separate arm, Reset Mind Sciences, to develop its psychedelics business.

Harry Perkins Institute has received a $483,000 development grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council to evaluate novel RNA-based treatments for liver cancer.