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Dolphins under threat

Dolphins under threat

May 24, 2018

Along our Western Australian coastline, marine life can be seen on a daily basis - but what if our marine mammals were under threat?   A recent study published by the Royal Society, calls for dolphin interacti...

Turtles like local love

Turtles like local love

May 24, 2018

A recent study published by Flinders University, has revealed how an endangered turtle will not travel to find a mate due to seasonal ocean currents. The report claims the species of sea turtle, call...

Long legs are a girl’s best friend

Long legs are a girl’s best friend

May 24, 2018

New research released by the University of Cambridge, suggests that women prefer men who have long legs. Scientists found that women think long-legged men are more attractive. The research suggests...

Hypertension: The biggest killer

Hypertension: The biggest killer

May 24, 2018

High blood pressure is the biggest killer worldwide, accounting for more than 10 million deaths a year. A global study involving Perth researchers has revealed that more than one-third of people have high...

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...

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