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Do diabetes devices work?

Do diabetes devices work?

May 17, 2018

A new UWA study is testing the long term effectiveness of flash glucose monitoring devices and could possibly lead to the replacement of the needle and make it easier for diabetics to monitor their bloo...

Warm water threatening penguins

Warm water threatening penguins

May 17, 2018

An Australian team is uncovering new insights into how new streams of warm water are entering Antarctica, melting ice and endangering penguins. According to the Australian Academy of Science, climate change is the pattern of the weather and it relates to changes in oceans, land surfaces and ice sheets, ...

Are UV smartphone apps effective ?

Are UV smartphone apps effective ?

May 17, 2018

These days there's an app for almost every problem. Smartphone apps are increasingly being used in all aspects of the health sector, from calorie counters, pedometer apps, and exercise guides to now even...

Enhancing robotic limbs

Enhancing robotic limbs

May 15, 2018

Devices that restore mobility to amputees and injured people have been in use since pirates started strapping on peg legs but new research is blending robotics and prosthetics - restoring the ability to...

The fires in the sky

The fires in the sky

May 13, 2018

Stars exploding is something we've seen in movies or read about in books countless times over, but how does something as massive as a actually explode? In late March Dr Gemma Anderson spoke at Astrofest,...

Saving sea stars

Saving sea stars

May 12, 2018

The marine ecosystem of the West American Coastline was devastated in 2013 to 2015 by a massive disease epidemic that killed off thousands of starfish. The worst of it seems to be over but scientists...

Could you be a metal head?

Could you be a metal head?

May 12, 2018

Advances in 3D printing and titanium use in skull injury means you could be. In Perth, 600 people a year need skull repairing surgery, and 68% is trauma-related, from either injury or sport. Research led by the Royal Perth Hospital and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital ...

Growing organs for science

Growing organs for science

May 10, 2018

Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) is finding a way to treat kidney diseases, using gene-editing technology and stem cell kidney-regeneration research. They aim to correct serious gene mutations in lab-g...

Treatment by terrarium

Treatment by terrarium

May 10, 2018

A terrarium is a ‘mini-greenhouse’ with therapeutic benefits. Mostly used for decoration and to create ambience in a space; terrariums are indoor gardens in a sealed container. According to interior...

Birthing rural babies

Birthing rural babies

May 9, 2018

For many women in rural towns, their journey to giving birth is not as easy as those who live in cities. The isolation from resources makes their pregnancies more vulnerable. Statistics from 2012, indicate...

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