School of Veterinary and Life Sciences 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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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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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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Murdoch feeding $1b Chinese wheat market

June 13th, 2017

Murdoch University is helping Australian farmers improve wheat quality, as they look to capture a bigger slice of China’s $1 billion market.

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Health risks for tropical travel

June 9th, 2017

A virologist at Murdoch University has warned of the health risks facing families heading away on winter breaks in Asia. Professor Cassie Berry warns that there is an increasing occurrence of nasty viruses being brought back to Australia from neighbouring tropical countries. She is giving a free presentation on Monday, 12 June, on the threats facing humans from some of the major viruses sweeping the planet.

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Murdoch strengthens ties with Asia

June 9th, 2017

Murdoch University is playing a pivotal role in solidifying Australia’s relationship with India by exploring future agricultural collaboration opportunities.

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Aerial approach to feral pig control

June 2nd, 2017

Feral pigs impact agricultural productivity and environmental resources

Western Australian researchers are using thermal sensors attached to aircraft and drones to detect feral pigs, as part of a trial aimed at strengthening management of significant pest animals.

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Murdoch continues to lead meat industry revolution

May 26th, 2017

A revolutionary scanning technology developed by Murdoch University and their research partners has delivered significant results from the latest commercial trials. DEXA, dual x-ray absorptiometer technology, is a carcass measurement system which can accurately differentiate meat from fat and bone, offering considerable efficiency savings to Australia’s meat industry.

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