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Banksia winner heading to Supreme Court

November 24th, 2017

Pathway to success: Daniel Gould receives his Banksia Association Honours Scholarship from Vice Chancellor Eeva Leinonen

Murdoch University student Daniel Gould will shortly be commencing a prestigious position at WA’s Supreme Court after winning this year’s Banksia Association Honours Scholarship valued at $10,000.

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New computer game for vision impaired players

November 23rd, 2017

Games developer and Murdoch alumni Brian Fairbanks is creating a unique computer game for vision impaired people that appeals equally to sighted players.

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Research begins to solve kidney anatomy enigma

November 22nd, 2017

A new project led by Murdoch University will shed fresh light on kidney physiology and potentially rewrite biology textbooks on how oxygen moves around the kidney. Professor Bruce Gardiner and Dr Gerd Schröder-Turk from Murdoch University’s School of Engineering and IT will lead an Australian Research Council funded project worth nearly $393k over the next three years with a multidisciplinary team of anatomists, physiologists, physicists and mathematicians.

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Recording your life story improves quality of life and will to live

November 21st, 2017

Research shows that helping people in palliative care or nearing death to record their life story improves their quality of life and will to live, according to Murdoch University lecturer and expert in Dignity Therapy Dr Brenda Bentley.

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‘Seismic shift’ in communications industry means unis must adapt

November 18th, 2017

In response to significant changes in the media, communications, marketing and public relations industries, Murdoch University will launch a new Major for 2018 in Strategic Communication.

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What’s going on at Manus Island?

November 17th, 2017

In an article for The Conversation, Murdoch University legal academic Mary Anne Kenny sets out what’s really going on at the Manus Island Regional Processing Centre which was recently handed back to the Papua New Guinea Government.

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Conservation call on sawfish nursery

November 17th, 2017

Green Sawfish

Murdoch University researchers have identified an important nursery for a critically endangered species of sawfish and are calling for conservation efforts to be focused there.

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New hope for preterm babies future health

November 16th, 2017

A new investigation into preterm baby health may have implications for future antimicrobial resistance. Dr Andrew Currie is leading a research team from Murdoch University in partnership with neonatal consultant Tobias Strunk from King Edward Memorial Hospital to test the reliability of a diagnostic marker for sepsis infection in very preterm infants.

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Dangers of mine waste highlighted by Murdoch researcher in UN report

November 15th, 2017

Charles Roche

A new United Nations (UN) Environment report that calls for international action to make the storage of mine waste more secure, has been lead-edited by a Murdoch University researcher.

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Murdoch vet announced as new Bondi Vet

November 14th, 2017

A vet from The Animal Hospital at Murdoch University has been revealed as one of newest stars of the hit television program, Bondi Vet.

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Tribute to inspirational student at Murdoch research showcase

November 14th, 2017

Emerging researcher: Tamara Hourani with her supervisor Dr Garth Maker (left) and Conor Murphy

A new award that honours the incredible life and achievements of late Murdoch University student Conor Murphy, has been presented to a high-achieving honours student.

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Women in STEM inspire next generation

November 13th, 2017

The dazzling array of career directions on offer after studying science was on show at the WISE Women symposium at Murdoch University last week. WISE Women is a series of science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and entrepreneurship showcase days. They aim to empower girls to understand how studying STEM subjects can broaden their career prospects away from the laboratory.

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Smartphone technology monitoring shark behaviour

November 13th, 2017

Technology found in smartphones and Fitbits is helping a Murdoch University honours student classify the behaviour of a vulnerable shark species to boost long-term conservation efforts.

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