WA

  • 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 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 of the amino acid […]

  • 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 […]

  • Exercising before prostate surgery helps recovery
    Posted in: 2016, WA

    Favil Singh has a simple prescription for patients about to undergo surgery for prostate cancer—exercise. His research has shown that a regular dose of physical activity in the lead up to surgery helps patients recover faster, and spend less time in hospital. “This is the first time we’ve been able to demonstrate the benefits of […]

  • Perth community can help save Carnaby’s cockatoo
    Posted in: 2016, WA

    Endangered Carnaby’s cockatoos are adapting to urban life in Perth suburbs. And new research has shown how the community can help save them by creating cockatoo-friendly suburbs. A world-first study used satellite technology to track the wild cockatoos, which are found only in Australia’s south-west and are often spotted in the suburbs of Perth Christine […]