• Brain healing after injury given a natural boost
    Posted in: 2016, SA

    We may be able to kick-start healing after a traumatic brain injury by boosting levels of a protein made naturally within the brain, according to new research conducted at the University of Adelaide. Injecting a particular protein called amyloid precursor protein (APP) up to five hours post injury found that the protein fragment reached the […]

  • A window on Earth’s first life forms: finding more stromatolites
    Posted in: 2016, WA

    Stromatolites have been discovered beyond the well-researched south-east corner of Hamelin Pool, in Shark Bay Western Australia, according to a researcher from Bush Heritage. Erica Suosaari donned a wetsuit and spent three years being dragged behind a boat to investigate the entire pool for the first time. She found stromatolites around almost the entire 135km […]

  • Fairyfloss asteroids: a window into the early Solar System
    Posted in: 2016, WA

    Rocky asteroids were formed by collisions between giant, fairy floss-like dust clouds as our Solar System formed, according to planetary geologist Lucy Forman. Working at Curtin University, Lucy used computer modelling to understand what happens when two fluffy clouds of space dust collide, calculating the resulting heat and pressure released between the dust particles. And […]