School of Veterinary and Life Sciences

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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Murdoch University students meat the challenge

July 18th, 2017

Murdoch University’s team returned victorious from the Intercollegiate Meat Judging competition, placing a close third behind the University of Melbourne and the Texas A&M. Third year animal science student Rachel Cruickshank and fourth year Veterinary student Bridie Luers performed exceptionally well, with Rachel crowned champion in the beef eating quality class and Bridie taking out reserve champion individual in beef carcass judging. In the team awards, Murdoch students Bridie Luers, Rachel Cruickshank, Harriet Moss and Keely McGregor took out reserve champion team in the lamb carcass judging, questions and reasons and primal ID and retail cut identification.

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Murdoch supports best practice in African mine closure

July 14th, 2017

A Murdoch University initiative is helping to develop African mines that includes a plan for future sustainable rehabilitation of the land.

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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 University teachers gain international fellowships

June 24th, 2017

Murdoch University staff are gaining international accreditation for teaching excellence.

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Using technology to find sea eagles

June 21st, 2017

An adult white bellied sea eagle pictured on the Abrolhos Islands

Researchers at Murdoch University are using the latest aerial surveying technology to monitor wildlife.

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International learning at Murdoch

June 19th, 2017

Murdoch students will enhance their learning experiences by travelling to six countries within the Indo-Pacific region over the next 12 months.

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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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