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$13m for medical technologies

$13m for medical technologies

October 8, 2017

Three Australian medical technologies that could aid sufferers of chronic back pain and other disabilities have received over $13 million from the federal government. The medical breakthroughs could...

Medical psychedelics for mental health therapy

Medical psychedelics for mental health therapy

October 2, 2017

Medication for severe mental illness has always been a controversial topic, wrong choices can have devastating effects. The idea of using psychedelics as medicine has been off the table for a long time,...

Space mining in 10,9,8…

Space mining in 10,9,8…

October 2, 2017

Space experts, academics and government officials attended the third Off-Earth Mining Forum at the University of New South Wales in Sydney last week. Head researchers on space mining from around the...

Kids worried about next meals

Kids worried about next meals

October 2, 2017

Children in remote Western Australia worry about getting enough food, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Edith Cowan University.

WA scientists saving African cassava crops

WA scientists saving African cassava crops

October 2, 2017

Researchers from UWA have teamed up with local farmers and British company Oxford Nanopore Technologies, to use portable DNA sequencing help farmers in East Africa eradicate crop disease. “Crop diseas...

Heatwave health threat rising

Heatwave health threat rising

October 2, 2017

With summer just around the corner and unusually hot weather conditions in other parts of Australia, experts are beginning to speak out on the deadly dangers of heatwaves. A report released by Doctors for the Environment Australia outlines that “heatwaves are getting hotter, longer and more frequent and have led to increased ambulanc...

Can you tell what’s real or fake?

Can you tell what’s real or fake?

September 18, 2017

New research by the University of Warwick raises questions about how observant we must be before we can trust a picture’s authenticity and the science behind it. In the study, researchers took phot...

Languages falling silent

Languages falling silent

September 18, 2017

By the turn of the next century more than half of the known 7,000 languages spoken on earth may disappear, taking with them a wealth of knowledge about culture, history, the environment and the human brai...

Prevention better than cure

Prevention better than cure

September 18, 2017

Western Australia’s recent state budget has promised an allocation of $61.7 million to help boost mental health prevention and treatment services to better support WA communities. In a statement WA’s...

Diet and exercise can relieve asthma symptoms

Diet and exercise can relieve asthma symptoms

September 17, 2017

A balanced diet and regular exercise may be able to lower asthma symptoms in non-obese patients, according to new Danish research. Asthma is a chronic lung condition which causes patients to have to...

Africa’s Democratic Dogs

Africa’s Democratic Dogs

September 11, 2017

The idea might sound howling mad, but African wild dogs in Botswana are using a majority style voting system to decide when the pack will start their hunt, according to a recent international study. The study showed that dogs need to reach wh...

Think you’re Gluten Intolerant? Probably not

Think you’re Gluten Intolerant? Probably not

September 11, 2017

According to new research published in the Medical Journal of Australia only one in six people who claim to be gluten intolerant actually are. Gluten free diets are a health trend, but researchers fro...

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