• Biting and chewing gets you teeth
    Posted in: 2016, NSW

    Biting and chewing force our buried teeth to emerge, not an innate ‘eruptive’ force from within the bone of the jaw as previously thought, according to biomechanical modelling done by Babak Sarrafpour and an interdisciplinary team working at the University of Sydney. Around the age of six months, our first set of teeth emerge from […]

  • Blood test for bowel cancer
    Posted in: 2016, NSW

    Taking a test for bowel cancer can be awkward and, as a result of people avoiding the test, most bowel cancer is detected too late for treatment to be effective. But a new blood test may mean that the days of colonoscopies and faecal based tests for bowel cancer detection are numbered. Whist working at […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]