School of Veterinary and Life Sciences Research

$1.8m for lab robots to control antimicrobial resistance on farms

September 20th, 2017

Resistance researchers: Dr Sam Abraham (left) and Dr Mark O

Murdoch University researchers are partnering with industry to investigate the application of laboratory robots to accurately test for antimicrobial resistance among farmed pigs and chickens.

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Goldfish could use estuaries as ‘saltbridge’ to spread between rivers

September 19th, 2017

River raider: Goldfish could be using estuaries as a

Goldfish invaders have been discovered in Australian estuaries, meaning they can tolerate salty water and can potentially use it to move between river systems.

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Deadly fish pathogen detected in Australia

September 16th, 2017

Deadly discovery: Wild catfishes from the Tully River were found to carry the pathogen

A dangerous pathogen, which caused devastating losses in the aquaculture industry in the United States, has been detected in wild Australian catfish for the first time.

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Study gives cultural insight to meat market

September 14th, 2017

New research has given the sheep industry a valuable insight into the meat preferences of other countries.

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Research project to help eagles soar

September 11th, 2017

Simon Cherriman and an eaglet

A passionate Perth conservationist has raised more than $20,000 through crowdfunding to help him track young Wedge-tailed eagles.

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Forensic science students learn to investigate mass disasters

September 7th, 2017

Murdoch University forensic science students will sharpen their crime and disaster scene investigation skills in Malaysia alongside forensic investigators who worked on the crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 (MH17).

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Future agricultural solutions showcased at Murdoch

September 5th, 2017

Future solutions: Professor Richard Harper (second right) with Murdoch Crop and Pasture Science students at the symposium

From transforming the meat industry with new scanning technology to the transformation of breeding techniques to improve global crop production, Murdoch University’s 2017 Agricultural Research Symposium showcased an exciting future for Western Australian farming.

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Waterlogging tolerant barley breakthrough

August 31st, 2017

New barley varieties with greater waterlogging tolerance are on the horizon, after a scientific breakthrough in genetic research identified a major contributing gene.

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Research to help bandicoot survival

August 27th, 2017

Murdoch University scientists have teamed up with Mandurah gardeners to conduct national research which aims to help conserve the population of Southern Brown Bandicoots.

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Murdoch technology to help combat Indo-Pacific malnutrition

August 18th, 2017

A Murdoch University technology that prevents mould growth on fresh food is part of a $4 million initiative to combat malnutrition in the Indo-Pacific region.

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