• 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 […]

  • 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 […]