Research

Floating rafts to remove heavy metal pollution

December 6th, 2017

Finding innovative solutions to remove heavy metal pollution from waterways and soils, was the focus of a research trip to China by Murdoch environmental engineering students.

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Scientific detective work uncovers historic sunfish mix up

December 6th, 2017

An investigation by a Murdoch University PhD student has resulted in Australia losing its 130 year claim to its unique sunfish species.

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Preventing injury in junior cricket fast bowlers

December 4th, 2017

New research from Murdoch University aims to reduce non-contact injury in teenage cricket pace bowlers.

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Hope for more independence in old age

December 1st, 2017

New Murdoch research using non-invasive brain stimulation offers hope for older Australians to live independently for longer.

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Research seeks to restore degraded farmland

December 1st, 2017

Can you restore unviable, degraded agricultural land by planting native trees and provide benefits to biodiversity and the environment?

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Space-inspired whale shark study unravels constellations of the oceans

November 30th, 2017

Whale shark

Citizen science has combined with NASA ingenuity to reveal more secrets about one of the most awe-inspiring creatures in our oceans – whale sharks.

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$2.35m research funding to improve lamb survival

November 29th, 2017

From left to right Caroline Jacobson, Sarah Blumer, Serina Hancock and Amy Lockwood

Three Murdoch University research projects, which aim to improve reproductive outcomes in sheep and lambs, have won funding worth $2.35 million from Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA).

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Funding boost brings new hope for rare disease sufferers

November 28th, 2017

Researchers at Murdoch University have been awarded significant federal funding to help develop genetic therapies for rare diseases. Professor Steve Wilton will lead the project, which has received $800,000 from the Australian Government’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) over the next three years.

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Better beer for billions of people

November 27th, 2017

Professor Chengdao Li (Image: Wayne Rochat)

With Murdoch University’s longstanding interest in the Australia and China relationship, Professor Chengdao Li has shared his story and journey in developing better beer for billions of people.

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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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