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Research to improve resistance to costly wheat fungal disease

November 27th, 2015

Michael Francki

Research is underway that will pave the way for new, improved wheat varieties that are more resistant to a significant fungal disease that costs Western Australian growers $108 million each year.

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Tourism student gains real life experience with festival

November 26th, 2015

Ruth Noble at Issaquah City Hall

A final year Murdoch University tourism and marketing student gained a unique insight into a popular North American festival after helping to write and present a report evaluating the event.

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High School Students To Rub Shoulders With International Molecular Geneticists

November 26th, 2015


Students from Lakelands Senior High School and Shenton College will this week have the opportunity to meet world-renowned chemists and molecular biologists at Murdoch University.

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National innovation centre partners with Murdoch to launch first Australian campus

November 25th, 2015

David Simmons

In an Australian first, Murdoch University’s partnership with the engineering services company Simmons Group will bring new innovation, training and entrepreneurial opportunities to the Rockingham region.

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$3 million gift to benefit medical, health and agricultural research at Murdoch

November 24th, 2015

Mr Alan Peacocke

A Western Australian veteran has given an estimated $3 million to support medical, health and agricultural research at Murdoch University.

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Rare aerial imagery helping researchers access whale body condition

November 23rd, 2015

Murdoch University Cetacean Researchers are using aerial images to access baleen whales

Murdoch University Cetacean Research Unit researchers are developing a research project to improve our understanding of baleen whale body condition by using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to capture unique aerial imagery of the whales.

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Murdoch student hooked on Paris Hilton procedure

November 19th, 2015

Fifth year vet student Nyssa Ross works on "Paris Hilton"

Fifth year veterinary student, Nyssa Ross, was inside the operating theatre as Paris Hilton was recently saved from a life-threatening situation.

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Mandatory health insurance urgently needed

November 19th, 2015

Associate Professor Francesco Paolucci is calling for an overhaul of the Australian health care system

A new report co-written by a Murdoch University economist calls for one of the greatest health care overhauls since the introduction of Medicare.

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Study to investigate ways to children to keep reading for fun

November 17th, 2015

A major research study at Murdoch University will investigate the reasons why nearly 40 per cent of children stop reading for recreation and identify ways that parents and teachers can help.

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Allergy care for pets in Spring

November 17th, 2015

Dr Mandy Burrows

Spring is one of the busiest times of year for veterinary dermatologist Dr Mandy Burrows at Murdoch University’s Veterinary Hospital.

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Murdoch researchers win Endeavour scholarships

November 16th, 2015

Rebecca Meckelburg

A Murdoch University PhD student and a researcher have been awarded federal government scholarships to support their investigations.

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Scholarships help regional students with Murdoch move

November 2nd, 2015

Monique Smith from Darwin is studying cyber forensics and information security at Murdoch University

High achieving year 12 students in rural or remote areas are being urged to apply for a scholarship to help them with accommodation and living expenses while they study at Murdoch University.

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Murdoch student urges action on food security at UN

October 29th, 2015

Laura Grubb presented at the UN Committee on Food Security

Murdoch University animal science honours student Laura Grubb has made a global call for action at a United Nations conference to help solve the issues facing modern agriculture and food security.

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