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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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Ranking success for Murdoch

July 5th, 2017

A new ranking of universities in the Asia-Pacific region places Murdoch among Australia’s top universities.

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International learning at Murdoch

June 19th, 2017

Murdoch students will enhance their learning experiences by travelling to six countries within the Indo-Pacific region over the next 12 months.

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Managing the source of infection

January 6th, 2017

Tapeworm

A team of researchers at Murdoch University are helping prevent parasitic tapeworms from entering the food chain in Southeast Asian farming communities.

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Australia-China biosecurity partnership to launch at Murdoch

September 21st, 2016

grain

A biosecurity research partnership between Australia and China will be launched at Murdoch University this week. The Australia-China Joint Centre for Postharvest Grain Biosecurity and Quality Research will focus on finding new and improved ways to minimise losses in stored grain through the development of non-chemical controls. China is Australia’s largest grains export market, worth […]

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Is this the end for bug spray?

August 30th, 2016

Dr Wei Xu

Murdoch University has been awarded a research grant to find out how insects smell food.

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Murdoch fighting Russian invasion

June 29th, 2016

Russian wheat aphid

Researchers at Murdoch University could hold the key to stopping the exotic pest which is threatening Australia’s $8billion cereal crop industry. Russian wheat aphid (RWA) has been detected in South Australia and Victoria – the first time it has been reported in Australia. The Federal Government has issued an alert to farmers of the threat […]

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Opinion: Gone is the solitary genius – science today is a group effort

March 10th, 2016

Dr Rachel Standish

Increasingly scientists are working in large collaborative teams to produce research of exceptional quality. In a piece for The Conversation, ecologist Dr Rachel Standish from the School of Veterinary and Life Sciences explains the benefits of collaboration in her field and how it is helping ecologists to tackle complex problems and identify global patterns. She […]

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Science maximises prawn restocking success

March 8th, 2016

Gobble guts (Pic: Brian Poh)

Murdoch University scientists involved in a project to restock the Swan and Canning Rivers with Western School Prawns have identified a key predator of the juveniles and are using their research findings to maximise prawn survival rates.

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Potentially serious pathogens found in feral cats on Christmas Island

January 18th, 2016

Narelle Dybing

A Murdoch University researcher has found a range of pathogenic bacteria and parasites which can have serious consequences if transmitted to humans in feral cats and black rats on Christmas Island.

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