WA

  • Kid-friendly chocolate formula helps the medicine go down
    Posted in: 2018, WA

    Researchers from The University of Western Australia have developed a winning medicine formula that makes bad-tasting medicine taste nice, making it easier to treat sick children. The UWA study published by the journal Anaesthesia tested 150 children and found that the majority of children who were given the new chocolate-tasting medicine would take it again, […]

  • Tongues give clues to snake sex secrets
    Posted in: 2017, WA

    For the Spotted Brown Snake (or dugite), size doesn’t matter when it comes to sex. Perth researchers found no difference between the lengths of tongue tines (the two sides of the tongue’s ‘fork’) between male and female dugites—giving clues as to the snakes’ behaviour. “Initially we were surprised, because while sexual differences between snakes tend […]

  • Small babies and asthma in later life
    Posted in: 2017, WA

    Airway size in rats with a low birth weight is more varied than those born at a normal weight—which Western Australian scientists think may play a role in the development of asthma. Around 2.5 million Australians suffer from asthma, causing breathing difficulties when they’re experiencing an attack. But around 5-10 per cent of them suffer […]