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Opinion: As Australian shipping grows, how can we avoid collisions with marine animals?

December 1st, 2016

Dr Joshua Smith

Increasing concerns for Australian marine mammals injured or killed following collisions with shipping vessels has led to calls to investigate the extent of the problem.

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Could altering soils and crops reduce heat wave intensity?

December 1st, 2016

Dr Jatin Kala

A Murdoch University researcher will be investigating how altering land management practices to change the properties of soils and crops will help to reduce the intensity of heat waves.

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Test for gastro-causing parasite a step closer thanks to industry collaboration

November 29th, 2016

Emeritas Professor Andy Thompson

A new technique is being developed to identify the differing strains of the gastro-causing parasite Giardia by Murdoch University researchers in collaboration with industry.

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Gene jumping discovery may hold clues to agricultural production

November 28th, 2016

A gene discovery in a crop of Biserrulla may unlock secrets of agricultural productivity

A gene discovery in a crop of Biserrulla may unlock secrets of agricultural productivityA newly discovered process that allows genes to jump between different species of bacteria promises to unlock secrets of disease, drug resistance and agricultural productivity.

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Perch purge led to native population boom

November 24th, 2016

Redfin Perch were eradicated from Phillips Creek Reservoir

The eradication of an alien fish species from a reservoir in south west Australia led to an explosion in the population of a native fish species and an increase in Marron, Murdoch University researchers have found.

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Banksia winner ‘never gave up’ on marine dream

November 18th, 2016

Professor Neil Loneragan with Claire Greenwell

High achieving Murdoch University student Claire Greenwell will be pursuing her marine research ambitions after winning this year’s Banksia Association Honours Scholarship, valued at $10,000.

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Murdoch technology leading $150m industry revolution

November 17th, 2016

DEXA technology will revolutionise the red meat industry

The latest automatic scanning technology developed by researchers at Murdoch University is set to be rolled out across Australia’s red meat supply chain.

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First report of virus causing flu-like disease in bobtail lizards

November 10th, 2016

Researchers have found the presence of a new virus in bobtail lizards (Image: Bethany Jackson)

In a world first, Murdoch University researchers have discovered the presence of a new virus in bobtail lizards, which may be threatening the iconic species.

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Researchers call for new studies into tick-borne disease in Australia

November 4th, 2016

Professor Peter Irwin has called for urgent research funding

A Senate inquiry has heard an increasing number of Australians say they are experiencing symptoms of Lyme disease, leading to calls from researchers for crucial funding into additional research.

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Murdoch scientist recognised as Tall Poppy

October 31st, 2016

Dr Garth Maker

Murdoch University researcher Dr Garth Maker has been recognised as one of WA’s best young scientists.

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