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Turning food waste into future fuels

25-Jan-2022

One third of the world's food is wasted each year, with around 7.6 million tonnes wasted in Australia alone. Harnessing this food waste is a major challenge that Murdoch research is working to address. If food waste was a country it would be the third largest greenhouse gas emitter, behind the ...

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Spoiled oranges shine light on malignant cells

Biomedical device passes the litmus test

15-Dec-2021

A University of Sydney PhD researcher is developing a cancer and serious disease-detecting biomedical probe that can be made from the juice of rancid oranges. Called a nanobiosensor – a tiny probe that uses fluorescence to signal cells' pH in terms of their acidity or alkalinity – it detects ...

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A daily dose of yoghurt could be the go-to food to manage high blood pressure

08-Dec-2021

Whether it’s a dollop on your morning cereal or a simple snack on the go, a daily dose of yoghurt could be the next go-to food for people with high blood pressure, according to new research from the University of South Australia. Conducted in partnership with the University of Maine, the study ...

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New insights to combat soft drink consumption

Psychologists assess why it’s so hard to say ‘no

08-Dec-2021

In spite of health warnings about high consumption of carbonated soft drinks, global consumption has been rising rapidly for more than 50 years. Now Flinders University psychology researchers, as part of an Australian Research Council Discovery project, are looking to arrest this trend by ...

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Latte lovers, rejoice: Coffee could lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease

A long-term study has revealed drinking higher amounts of coffee may have health benefits later in life

25-Nov-2021

Good news for those of us who can’t face the day without their morning flat white: a long-term study has revealed drinking higher amounts of coffee may make you less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. As part of the AustralianImaging, Biomarkers and Lifestyle Study of ageing, researchers ...

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Robot technology to measure plant growth

24-Nov-2021

The different way plants grow in the world’s first solar glasshouse is the subject of a new Murdoch University research project which will deploy custom-built autonomous robot technology. The glasshouse horticulture industry is worth $30+ billion ($US) per annum and allows growers to extend crop ...

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The 5:2 diet - a good choice for gestational diabetes

02-Nov-2021

Weight loss after gestational diabetes can prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. Yet finding the most effective way to lose weight and keep it off can be a challenge, especially for mothers with a new baby. Now, new research from the University of South Australia suggests that the popular 5:2 or ...

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Farming reboot could lay seeds for prosperity in poor and food insecure regions

29-Oct-2021

Agriculture experts from The Australian National University (ANU) have teamed up with government bodies and NGOs in sub-SaharanAfrica toimproveirrigation schemes andboost crop production.The researchers' workisimprovingfood security, reducingwater wasteandliftingpeople out of ...

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Is your child a fussy eater?

Top tips to help your child get back on track

22-Sep-2021

Whether it’s an exclusive appetite for ‘white’ foods or an all-out refusal on veggies, when you have a fussy eater on your hands, mealtime can be more than a challenge. While picky eating is all part of the norm for developing toddlers, when it extends into school years, it takes a toll on all ...

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Queensland’s newest drinks brand set to help turbocharge Great Barrier Reef coral regeneration

Reeftip Drinks Co. launches with commitment to donate 10 per cent of profits to Coral Nurture Program

08-Sep-2021

A world-first science and tourism partnership to support the growth of new corals in the Great Barrier Reef, is being given a financial helping hand by Diageo Australia, the drinks producer behind Bundaberg Rum, through the launch of its new drinks brand Reeftip Drinks Co. Reeftip, which is ...

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