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Gene silencing set to boost agricultural yields

Researchers from Murdoch University have developed an environmentally friendly 'gene silencing' method to control Root Lesion Nematodes, plant pathogens known to reduce crop yields in major crops such as whea ...

dateApr 30, 2013 in Ecology
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Calm cattle have a dark side

The findings of a recent study conducted by Murdoch University researchers has challenged the long held belief of the beef industry that flighty cattle are at a higher risk of producing dark, firm and dry ...

dateNov 16, 2012 in Other
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Precarious work the 'new normal'

According to the Director of Murdoch University's Asia Research Centre, the global trend towards insecure, short-term employment is the new status quo, making addressing the challenges it produces vital.

dateJan 24, 2014 in Social Sciences
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Mining projects may not be viable

(Phys.org)—According to research from Murdoch University's Asia Research Centre, iron ore prices could drop dramatically by 2015, making planned projects in Australia potentially unviable.

dateAug 23, 2012 in Economics & Business
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Fears of Japanese aggression in wool trade

A Murdoch University researcher has uncovered a little known nugget of Australian history about a Japanese push to challenge the nation's wool dominance in the early 20th century.

dateJul 25, 2013 in Other
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Can 30-second ads save newspapers?

(Phys.org) —A researcher from Murdoch University's Audience Labs suggests economically pinched news outlets should take advantage of positive attitudes to online TV ads as a better way to balance the books.

dateJun 10, 2013 in Economics & Business
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Zero tolerance for food waste a must

In light of a recent international report warning of impending food production shortages, Dr Shashi Sharma, Chair in Biosecurity and Food Security at Murdoch University, has a simple message: the world must ...

dateJun 21, 2013 in Environment
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