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Public urged to support research into Australian Lyme-like disease

March 15th, 2017

Researchers from the Vector and Water Borne Pathogen Research Group at Murdoch University have launched an initiative aimed at supporting critical research into Australian Lyme-like disease.

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Backyard bandicoots could be key to urban bushland health

January 17th, 2017

Dr Amanda  Kristancic

The University has begun a three year investigation into how Southern brown bandicoots (quendas) survive in urban bushland in the Mandurah region. Associate Professor Trish Fleming, Professor Giles Hardy, Dr Catherine Baudains and Dr Amanda Kristancic from Murdoch University will work with the local Mandurah community and the City of Mandurah to increase understanding of where quendas are found, the roles they are playing, and identify potential threats to their survival.

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Researchers call for new studies into tick-borne disease in Australia

November 4th, 2016

Professor Peter Irwin has called for urgent research funding

A Senate inquiry has heard an increasing number of Australians say they are experiencing symptoms of Lyme disease, leading to calls from researchers for crucial funding into additional research.

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$2.2m funding for phenotyping research centre

November 2nd, 2016

Associate Professor Robert Trengove

Murdoch University is leading a major research collaboration which will bring the latest metabolic phenotyping technology to Australia.

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Murdoch’s $3.5m ARC research funding

November 1st, 2016

Murdoch University

Researchers at Murdoch University are celebrating after the Australian Research Council (ARC) announced project funding worth $3.5m.

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Study finds acclaimed arts organisation ‘underfunded’

August 23rd, 2016

Associate Professor Peter Wright

A three year study led by Murdoch University researchers into the work of participatory arts organisation BIG hART has highlighted that such groups are chronically underfunded.

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New project aims to help unlock the mystery of tick-borne disease

July 14th, 2016

An echidna tick, Bothriocroton concolor. Image by Siew-May Loh

Understanding why a growing number of Australians are diagnosed with a Lyme disease-like illness, presumed to be tick-borne, is the focus of a new highly innovative research project supported by the Australian Research Council.

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New bacteria discovered by Murdoch researchers in Australian ticks

June 16th, 2016

Dorsal view of an echidna tick, Bothriocroton concolor, (imaged by Siew-May Loh )

Murdoch University researchers have detected a new species of bacteria in echidna-biting Australian ticks.

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ARC announcement enhances Murdoch’s research and industry standing

May 6th, 2016

Murdoch University is hosting the Africa-Australia Research Forum

Murdoch University’s position as a national leader in translational research has been recognises by the Australian Research Council (ARC) today, following an announcement on successful ARC Linkage Projects.

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Is theatre guarding our culture?

December 29th, 2015

Professor Helena Grehan

Researchers at Murdoch University are leading a global project to explore the value of theatre in the 21st century.

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