Research

Giant sunfish species eludes discovery for centuries

July 20th, 2017

An elusive new species of ocean sunfish has been discovered by an international team of researchers led by a Murdoch University PhD student. Marianne Nyegaard from the School of Veterinary and Life Sciences uncovered the new species while researching the population genetics of ocean sunfish in the Indo-pacific region. The previously undescribed species has been named the Hoodwinker Sunfish (Mola tecta).

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Helping to save Australian koalas

July 19th, 2017

Murdoch University has undertaken one of the biggest studies of sick koalas in Australia in a bid to help save the iconic native animal.

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Work begins on genetic treatment for diabetes and obesity

July 18th, 2017

A Murdoch researcher is embarking on a revolutionary new synthetic RNA therapy to treat Type-2 Diabetes and obesity. Dr Rakesh Veedu will work on the project with lead investigator Dr Harendra Parekh from the University of Queensland and Chief Research Officer at PMI, and Professor Grant Ramm at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute. The research program is funded by Preveceutical Medical Inc over the next four years.

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Murdoch University to lead shift to clean energy

July 12th, 2017

Murdoch University will lead Western Australian participation in a $20 million international Energy Transition Hub designed to generate economic and technological benefits for the State from the shift to clean energy.

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Backyard birds disrupted by climate change

July 10th, 2017

New research has shown that climate change is altering the delicate seasonal clock that migratory songbirds rely on to mate and raise young.

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Computer modelling helps dissolve the mystery of kidney stones

July 5th, 2017

Murdoch University researchers have developed computer modelling to help prevent kidney stones, a significant and painful human health problem.

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Research into the prevention of serious blood clots during pregnancy

June 29th, 2017

A project underway at Murdoch University aims to understand how abnormal blood clots form during pregnancy and how to accurately predict those at risk of suffering from a blood clot.

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Scientists prove foxes diet on sheep and possums

June 26th, 2017

Associate Professor Trish Fleming

Hundreds of fox carcasses have been analysed by Murdoch University researchers to find out more about what the predator eats.

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Parkinson’s is partly an autoimmune disease, study finds

June 22nd, 2017

Researchers find the first direct evidence that an abnormal protein in Parkinson’s disease triggers immune response.

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Using technology to find sea eagles

June 21st, 2017

An adult white bellied sea eagle pictured on the Abrolhos Islands

Researchers at Murdoch University are using the latest aerial surveying technology to monitor wildlife.

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