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High school animator is inaugural Golden Mesh award winner

December 8th, 2016

Rory Dalitz with Professor Sara de Freitas

The inaugural winner of a Murdoch University competition, which rewards and encourages high school students in creative media, has been announced.

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Student project honoured at the Oscars of the ICT world

December 8th, 2016

 IT student Mark Carriedo and Dr Mohd Fairuz Shiratuddin travelled to the Asia Pacific ICT Alliance Awards 2016 in Taiwan and won the Merit Tertiary Student Project Award on behalf of Murdoch University

A Murdoch University student IT group project has earned international acclaim winning a merit prize at the Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA) Awards 2016 in Taiwan.

Murdoch’s student project, known as FlexiBrains, won the Merit Tertiary Student Project Award against a high calibre of other entries.

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Cat blood donors wanted to save lives

December 8th, 2016

Murdoch vet Dr Jill Griffiths taking a blood donation from a cat

The Animal Hospital at Murdoch University is seeking caring cat owners willing to volunteer their pets to make life saving blood donations.

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Murdoch Live and Explosive

December 7th, 2016

Andrew Foreman dazzled students during the demonstration

Hundreds of primary school students from Perth’s metropolitan area were dazzled recently by Murdoch University’s illuminating science extravaganza, ‘Murdoch Live and Explosive’.

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Government awards Murdoch $1.25m for drugs research  

December 6th, 2016

Professor Elizabeth Phillips, Director of the Centre for Clinical Pharmacology and Infectious Diseases at IIID

Researchers at Murdoch University have been awarded $1.25million in government funding to help reduce the number of people who experience adverse drug reactions (ADR).

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Opinion: Inquiry into Lyme-like illness calls for more research and better treatment

December 5th, 2016

Dorsal view of an echidna tick, Bothriocroton concolor, (imaged by Siew-May Loh )

In an article for The Conversation, Murdoch University researchers Charlotte Oskam, Peter Irwin and Una Ryan unravel the complexities and ambiguities surrounding Lyme-like disease in Australia.

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Opinion – Hope, certainty and trust: issues abound in US refugee resettlement deal

December 2nd, 2016

Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny

In a co-authored article for The Conversation, Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny from Murdoch's School of Law, highlights value of hope in the refugee resettlement deal with the United States.

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Opinion: As Australian shipping grows, how can we avoid collisions with marine animals?

December 1st, 2016

Dr Joshua Smith

Increasing concerns for Australian marine mammals injured or killed following collisions with shipping vessels has led to calls to investigate the extent of the problem.

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Could altering soils and crops reduce heat wave intensity?

December 1st, 2016

Dr Jatin Kala

A Murdoch University researcher will be investigating how altering land management practices to change the properties of soils and crops will help to reduce the intensity of heat waves.

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Research reveals print text remain top shelf selection for Aussie teens

November 30th, 2016

News research finds teens prefer reading old fashioned print rather than digital devices.

The joint research from Deakin and Murdoch Universities has shown adolescents prefer old fashioned print when reading for pleasure.

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Murdoch alumnus becomes Australia’s youngest High Court Judge

November 30th, 2016

Justice James Edelman pic

Murdoch alumnus James Edelman has been appointed to the High Court of Australia.

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Desert school welcomes Murdoch’s pre-service teachers

November 29th, 2016

Burringurrah School welcomes Murdoch Uni pre-service teachers

A group of Murdoch University’s pre-service teachers were invited to spend two weeks working at Burringurrah Remote Community School.

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Test for gastro-causing parasite a step closer thanks to industry collaboration

November 29th, 2016

Emeritas Professor Andy Thompson

A new technique is being developed to identify the differing strains of the gastro-causing parasite Giardia by Murdoch University researchers in collaboration with industry.

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