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Why making airport food less palatable may benefit passengers

December 11th, 2013

Research scientists from Murdoch University are tackling the dangerous problem of aircraft ‘bird strikes’ with a new, leading-edge DNA-based technique.

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Sturdy Scandinavian conifers survived the Ice Age

March 5th, 2012

A Murdoch University researcher has helped rewrite history after radiocarbon dating and genetic analysis proved that Scandinavian conifers in the high arctic survived the last ice age for several thousands of years.

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Murdoch researchers to probe ancient DNA at Devil’s Lair

November 17th, 2011

Dr Mike Bunce, Dr Joe Dortch and Dr James Haile

A Murdoch University-led collaboration is using DNA analysis to examine how the earliest West Australians lived.

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Unraveling the causes of the Ice Age megafauna extinctions

November 3rd, 2011

A study led by the University of Copenhagen and involving more than 40 academic institutions, including Murdoch University, has revealed that neither climate nor humans alone can account for the Ice Age mass extinctions.

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New Aboriginal genome study rewrites the history books

September 23rd, 2011

An electron microscope photograph of the hair sample

An international team of scientists, including researchers from Murdoch University, have just published findings that re-interpret the history of our species.

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