School of Veterinary and Life Sciences

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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Could algae farming be Australia’s next big thing?

August 17th, 2017

Emeritus Professor Michael Borowitzka

Murdoch University researchers are at the forefront of a new report, which asserts algal farming can create jobs and protect the Great Barrier Reef.

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Why wetlands matter to people

August 17th, 2017

Wonderful wetlands: A Murdoch student wants to learn about community attitudes to the Vasse Wonnerup wetlands

A Murdoch study is injecting a human element into scientific research projects at a significant Western Australian wetland system.

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Research to boost biosecurity measures in WA grain

August 10th, 2017

Murdoch University is leading the charge to develop a powerful tool to manage key biosecurity threats to Western Australian grain produce.

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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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