Research

Murdoch continues to lead meat industry revolution

May 26th, 2017

A revolutionary scanning technology developed by Murdoch University and their research partners has delivered significant results from the latest commercial trials. DEXA, dual x-ray absorptiometer technology, is a carcass measurement system which can accurately differentiate meat from fat and bone, offering considerable efficiency savings to Australia’s meat industry.

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Aboriginal health focus at forum

May 25th, 2017

From left to right, Professors Fiona Stanley, Rhonda Marriott and Eeva Leinonen

Research into improving the health and welfare of Indigenous Australians is being shared and discussed at the inaugural Aboriginal Health Research Forum.

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Indonesia: Ahok blasphemy conviction ‘inevitable’

May 19th, 2017

Dr Ian Wilson is a fellow of the Asia Research Centre

A Murdoch University researcher has said the recent jailing of Jakarta’s former Christian governor Ahok for insulting Islam was inevitable due to the scale of his public demonisation and the history of blasphemy charges in Indonesia.

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When Stanley Kubrick almost moved to Australia

May 18th, 2017

Associate Professor Mick Broderick

A Murdoch University researcher has discovered that legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick was so concerned about the threat of nuclear war in the early 1960s, he planned to move his family to Perth, Australia.

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Criminologist urges rethink on prisoner reintegration

May 16th, 2017

A Murdoch University criminology expert has entered the debate over plans to turn a jail into a drug rehabilitation prison.

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Teen peers an emotional tonic for daily stress

May 16th, 2017

Research has found that teenagers’ reliance on their peers is good for their development and sense of belonging, particularly in the immediate aftermath of a stressful event, like failing a test.

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Murdoch helping to test global blood pressure

May 15th, 2017

Murdoch University is participating in one of the world’s largest public screening exercises on blood pressure as part of May Measurement Month.

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Senior nursing leader appointed by Murdoch

May 12th, 2017

The appointment of Adjunct Associate Professor Kathy McCoy will help to raise Murdoch

Murdoch University has marked International Nurses Day with the appointment of a nursing leader and influencer in neurological community care.

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'Whispering' keeps humpbacks safe from killer whales

May 12th, 2017

Newborn humpback whales 'whisper' to their mothers to avoid being overheard by killer whales, researchers have discovered. Ecologists from University of Aarhus in Denmark and Murdoch University used temporary tags on humpback mothers and their calves in Exmouth Gulf, off Western Australia, to learn more about the first months of a humpback's life. Lead author, […]

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Return of the research entrepreneur program

May 11th, 2017

Commercialising research will hit the spotlight when Murdoch University runs the successful Start Something Program next month. Run for the first time in 2016, Start Something is an entrepreneur-led program developed by the Innovation Cluster, a group of industry experts involved with guiding corporate innovation and research commercialisation.

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