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Fifty shades of genetic modification

April 28th, 2017

The science that underlies GM crops will be presented at a public lecture at Murdoch University

A new weekly series of free public lectures begins at Murdoch University next week, with genetically modified (GM) crops being the first topic to be discussed.

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Indigenous educational animation has Murdoch input

April 28th, 2017

A still from Little J and Big Cuz

Australia’s first ever Aboriginal animation series – Little J and Big Cuz – which debuts tonight on NITV, features input from a Murdoch University alumnus, a former student and a member of staff.

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WA scientists help crack barley genetic code

April 27th, 2017

Professor Chengdao Li (Image: Wayne Rochat)

The development of new and improved barley varieties is set to be accelerated, after the complete barley genome was recently mapped by an international consortium, which included Murdoch University scientists.

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Butterfly wings under a microscope

April 27th, 2017

The Hairstreak butterfly is found in Mexico

Nature’s intricate mechanism for forming the nanostructures that help a butterfly species to camouflage itself against common leaves, has been revealed by researchers.

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Hope for Duchenne sufferers around the world

April 27th, 2017

16-year-old Billy Ellsworth is still walking thanks to Western Australian researchers who developed the first drug to address the underlying genetic defect of Duchenne, and the first of its type to be approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

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Opinion: Opportunities galore for WA universities

April 27th, 2017

Murdoch University's Vice Chancellor Professor Eeva Leinonen shares her insights into the opportunities for international education in Australia.

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Linking tick bites with a Lyme-like disease

April 26th, 2017

Professor Una Ryan will be presenting her research on Lyme-like Disease at Western Australia’s premier media research conference, Science on the Swan, on 2 May.

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Students help raise Talkable toddlers

April 24th, 2017

Five Murdoch University students are playing a major role in developing a new mobile application that will help parents raise “talkable” toddlers.

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Young researcher battles invasive parasites

April 21st, 2017

A Murdoch University early career researcher has revealed invasive parasites on Australia’s west coast are creating serious concerns for conservation programs and for public health in the region.

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Jakarta election – What next?

April 20th, 2017

Jakarta’s election represents not just a major turning point for the nation’s capital and city of 12 million, but potentially for the entire country.

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Researchers fighting adverse drug reactions

April 19th, 2017

Professor Elizabeth Phillips from Murdoch University’s Institute for Immunology and Infectious Diseases (IIID) will present her research on personalised medicine at Western Australia’s premier medical research conference, Science on the Swan, in Fremantle on 3 May.

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Murdoch University to investigate value of teaching on Country

April 19th, 2017

Murdoch University is investigating how teaching on Country could become an important part of school for Aboriginal children in remote areas.

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Study helps vet mental health

April 18th, 2017

Veterinarians across Australia are being asked to fill out an anonymous survey on their mental health

A Murdoch University study is investigating why there is a high rate of suicide and mental health issues among veterinarians.

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