Research

World breakthrough for WA researchers

September 20th, 2016

The FDA has approved a drug developed in Perth by Professors Sue Fletcher and Steve Wilton

The international Duchenne muscular dystrophy community have applauded the announcement by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve a drug developed in Perth by Professors Steve Wilton and Sue Fletcher

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Pre-harvest sprouting experts to gather in Perth

September 16th, 2016

Genomic research will revolutionise wheat farming

The 13th International Symposium on Pre-Harvest Sprouting in Cereals will be held 18-20 September, and will address a common genetic defect in cereal grains.

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Opinion: Yes education funding has increased but not everyone benefits

September 16th, 2016

Associate Professor Laura Perry

Since the release of the Productivity Commission draft report, there has been an insistent claim that achievement has declined despite spending more. In a collaborative piece in The Conversation, Associate Professor Laura Perry discusses how this claim is misleading and overly simplistic.

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Survey indicates strong support for Kimberley coast protection

September 13th, 2016

Kimberley coastline

Research by Murdoch University indicates strong public support for protecting and conserving much of the Kimberley coastline.

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How urban design can help Perth be more water wise

September 12th, 2016

Josh Byrne

Environmental scientist and ABC television presenter Josh Byrne will be explaining how urban design can help address Perth’s water challenges in a free public lecture at Murdoch University on Tuesday, 20 September.

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Opinion: do foreigners have more freedom to invest in Australia than in almost any other country?

September 9th, 2016

Dr Jeffrey Wilson

Prime Minister Turnbull recently stated that “China has more freedom to invest in Australia, indeed all foreigners have more freedom to invest in Australia, than almost any other country.” Dr Jeffrey Wilson, a fellow of Murdoch’s Asia Research Centre, discussed free trade with Australia in a collaborative piece in The Conversation. Dr Wilson outlined how […]

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Opinion: Careful surveillance and pet wearables at home with animals

September 6th, 2016

Owners are gamifying their pets through wearable technology.

In a collaborative article for The Conversation, Associate Professor Ingrid Richardson from Murdoch’s School of Arts discusses the new phenomenon of pet surveillance through wearable technology.

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Whale study using drones and tags captures aerial footage of white whale calf

September 5th, 2016

Researchers from MUCRU and Aarhus University are using a ground-breaking approach to help unlock some of the mysteries surrounding the whales. (Image: Dr Fredrick Christiansen)

Researchers from Murdoch University’s Cetacean Research Unit and Aarhus University in Denmark are using a ground-breaking approach to help unlock some of the mysteries surrounding southern right whales.

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Digital hub for Australia’s pets

September 3rd, 2016

Professor Peter Irwin

Researchers at Murdoch University have helped to build Australia’s first ever online health database for pets. VetCompass Australia, Veterinary Companion Animal Surveillance System, will be officially launched across the country today. With access to more information, the digital hub will make it easier for veterinary surgeons to diagnose and treat sick animals. Harnessing big data […]

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Tighter controls urged for manta ray tourism

September 2nd, 2016

Murdoch researchers are calling for tighter controls on manta ray tourism

A new study by Murdoch University has called for tighter control of the manta ray tourism industry at Ningaloo reef. Honours student Stephanie Venables and researchers from the Murdoch University Coral Bay Research Station developed a case study of manta ray tourism management in the region. Five dedicated manta ray tour vessels now operate daily […]

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