australian research council

Research begins to solve kidney anatomy enigma

November 22nd, 2017

A new project led by Murdoch University will shed fresh light on kidney physiology and potentially rewrite biology textbooks on how oxygen moves around the kidney. Professor Bruce Gardiner and Dr Gerd Schröder-Turk from Murdoch University’s School of Engineering and IT will lead an Australian Research Council funded project worth nearly $393k over the next three years with a multidisciplinary team of anatomists, physiologists, physicists and mathematicians.

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New exhibition to highlight Rottnest’s tragic past

November 7th, 2017

A scene from Dr Glen Stasiuk

A new exhibition relating to the distressing penal history of Rottnest Island will feature the work of Murdoch University Indigenous historian and filmmaker Dr Glen Stasiuk.

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Tall Poppy success sown in Murdoch agriculture research

November 2nd, 2017

Dr Sofie De Meyer

Murdoch University agricultural researcher Dr Sofie De Meyer has been named as one of Western Australia’s best young scientists.

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Later literacy success hinges on early handwriting lessons

July 31st, 2017

A new study has shown the far-reaching implications of handwriting skills in early childhood. In an Australian first, Murdoch University researchers examined the handwriting abilities of children prior to starting Year 1.

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Night phone use a danger for adolescent mental health

May 30th, 2017

The world’s first long-term assessment of mental health effects from adolescents’ late-night mobile use has shown some concerning results.

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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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