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The heat makes oceanic whitetip sharks go deep

June 26th, 2018

Oceanic Whitetip Shark by Lance Jordan

Warm sea surface temperatures during summers have drastic effects on the diving behaviour of oceanic whitetip sharks, and could have profound implications for their survival as the climate changes, researchers say.

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How our humble front yards are helping bird life

April 11th, 2018

New Holland Honeyeater (pic: Randy Moore)

New Murdoch University research has revealed that front gardens can be crucial habitat for native birds, and they don’t just have to be filled with native plants to be useful.

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Funding boost brings new hope for rare disease sufferers

November 28th, 2017

Researchers at Murdoch University have been awarded significant federal funding to help develop genetic therapies for rare diseases. Professor Steve Wilton will lead the project, which has received $800,000 from the Australian Government’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) over the next three years.

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Research finds pesticide levels in WA breast milk lowest in world

October 18th, 2016

A baby breastfeeding

Researchers at The University of Western Australia and Murdoch University have found that levels of pesticides in breast milk have dropped significantly during the past 40 years.

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WA agricultural research shines on world stage

December 9th, 2015

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The Australian Research Council (ARC) has released a report showing Western Australian universities are among the best in the world in research allied to Agriculture and Environmental Science.

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Major grant to build world’s first precision medicine research centre for infants and children

October 21st, 2015

Dr Andrew Currie

The world’s first centre specialising in precision medicine for infants and young children has been funded at Murdoch University.

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Disadvantaged Pilbara community to connect with politicians

October 30th, 2014

A major research project on the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal women and young children in a Pilbara town will be capped with a day of celebration on Wednesday, November 5.

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Murdoch historian written into history at Elizabeth Quay

October 13th, 2014

One of Murdoch’s most esteemed foundation professors, Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Bolton AO, had his name written into history today when Planning Minister, John Day announced that a new road at Elizabeth Quay would be named after him.

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New separation science lab a game-changer for research

February 6th, 2013

The effects of methamphetamines on the brain and pesticide residues in breast milk are among research projects benefiting from Murdoch’s new Separation Science and Metabolomics Laboratory.

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Funding coup for rare diseases researchers

November 19th, 2012

Hundreds of thousands of people Australia-wide are expected to benefit from a major funding grant to be administered by Murdoch University for rare diseases research.

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