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How we can help our backyard natives

March 16th, 2017

Quendas are common visitors to backyards near bush areas in Perth

A new digital information and advice hub will tackle the unintentionally harmful human behaviour that puts Australia’s incredible native wildlife at risk.

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New species of tick with woylie preference may face extinction

March 9th, 2017

The woylie is an extremely rare small marsupial endemic to Australia (Pic: Sabrina Trocini)

Murdoch University researchers have discovered a new species of Australian tick, but believe it may be facing extinction because of its strong preference for critically endangered woylies.

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Test for gastro-causing parasite a step closer thanks to industry collaboration

November 29th, 2016

Emeritas Professor Andy Thompson

A new technique is being developed to identify the differing strains of the gastro-causing parasite Giardia by Murdoch University researchers in collaboration with industry.

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Calling all wildlife lovers

November 3rd, 2016

Brushtail possum

Wildlife enthusiasts are invited to contribute to an education program which aims to keep our native species healthy.

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Murdoch research finds Chagas cure

October 18th, 2011

Rhodnius prolixus

A Murdoch University international collaborative project has found a potential cure for the deadly Chagas disease.

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