• A quick jab could reduce stroke damage
    Posted in: 2016, WA

    A Perth treatment could significantly reduce the damage done to brain cells following a stroke. Diego Milani from the University of Notre Dame Australia and the Perron Institute has been testing a new compound that has been shown to reduce damage in the brain after a stroke. The compound is made up of 18 molecules […]

  • Perth’s urban sprawl affecting sex life of plants
    Posted in: 2016, WA

    A Perth researcher is using CSI-style paternity testing in the lab to track pollen and measure how much the urban sprawl is affecting plants ability to reproduce. Perth’s famous urban sprawl is causing trouble for trees and plants that depend on birds and other animals to spread their pollen. “In this part of Australia, more […]

  • Fighting dust-mite allergies with fish oil
    Posted in: 2016, SA

    Kids born to mums who’d taken high doses of fish oil in pregnancy were less likely to have some types of allergies, Adelaide researchers have found. The trial, run by the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), was the largest in the world to look at the effects of Omega-3 – commonly found […]

  • Pneumonia bug distracts immune system
    Posted in: 2016, NSW

    A Sydney researcher has discovered a common, pneumonia-causing bacterium can shed living proteins, and may use this ability as a defence against our immune system. “The process is called cleavage,” says Michael Widjaja of the University of Technology, Sydney. “Bacteria use it to multiply their defences, effectively increasing the number of targets that our immune […]