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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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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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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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Conservation call on sawfish nursery

November 17th, 2017

Green Sawfish

Murdoch University researchers have identified an important nursery for a critically endangered species of sawfish and are calling for conservation efforts to be focused there.

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New hope for preterm babies future health

November 16th, 2017

A new investigation into preterm baby health may have implications for future antimicrobial resistance. Dr Andrew Currie is leading a research team from Murdoch University in partnership with neonatal consultant Tobias Strunk from King Edward Memorial Hospital to test the reliability of a diagnostic marker for sepsis infection in very preterm infants.

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Smartphone technology monitoring shark behaviour

November 13th, 2017

Technology found in smartphones and Fitbits is helping a Murdoch University honours student classify the behaviour of a vulnerable shark species to boost long-term conservation efforts.

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Murdoch’s mobile vet clinics improve dog health in the regions

November 10th, 2017

Animal welfare and community health have improved in regional Aboriginal communities as a result of a mobile veterinary clinic provided by Murdoch University College of Veterinary Medicine.

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Sharks evolved aircraft-like attributes to suit habitats

November 8th, 2017

A bull shark (Credit: Associate Professor David Morgan)

Shark species have evolved diverse physical attributes to help them thrive in different ocean ecosystems.

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