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Questions and humour the keys to social media success

Matteo Farina from  University of Adelaide and Flinders University

December 2019


Redrawing the lines of our marine parks for sharks

Charlotte Birkmanis from  University of Western Australia.

December 2019

UWA News

TB could be conquered by common painkillers, research reveals

Charlotte Birkmanis from  University of Western Australia.

November 2019

Medical Xpress

The shape of a perfect storm: saving lives by predicting firestorms 

Dr Rachel Badlan of UNSW Canberra, with ACT Emergency Services

January 2019

Canberra Times 2VM
SBS News Online  ABC Canberra
Cosmos Magazine ABC South East
Mirage News  ABC Albany
2CC Phys Org

New coating cuts barnacle build-up to keep ships at sea longer

Dr Andrew Ang, Swinburne University of Technology

October 2018

Defence Connect Nine News
Xinhua News Naval Technology
Australian Defence Magazine Australasian Corrosion Association

Kid-friendly chocolate formula helps the medicine go down

Dr Sam Salman, University of Western Australia, The Royal Australasian College of Physicians and Linear Clinical Research

September 2018

Nursing Times Aponet
Kopalnia The West Australian
WA Today Nine News Online 

Deepti with her Smart Socks

Smart socks help physiotherapists treat patients remotely

Deepti Aggarwal, The University of Melbourne, Royal Children’s Hospital

June 2017

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Katarina in the lab

Starving superbugs, then poisoning them

Dr Katharina Richter, The University of Adelaide,  The Hospital Research Foundation, Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research

June 2017

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Curing blindness by repairing corneas with invisible films

Berkay Ozcelik, University of Melbourne, CSIRO

August 2016

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Superbugs’ sticky fingers stopped in fight against antibiotic resistance

Sohinee Sarkar, Queensland University of Technology

August 2016

ABC Rural News
Medical Xpress
Managed Care

Fast-charging, everlasting battery power from graphene

Han Lin, Swinburne University of Technology

August 2016

Controlled Environments Magazine
Swinburne University of Technology
Sustainable Skies
Graphene Info

Making cheaper electronics with a flash of light

Enrico Della Gaspera, RMIT University

August 2016

Radio Republik Indonesia

chun picPlastic ‘leaves’ turn water into fuel

Chun Ng, Monash University

August 2016

eric picLooking out for your mate: HPV-vaccinated women protect men

Eric Chow, Alfred Health

August 2016

Medical Express
Oncology News

eric picA novel tool to predict septic kidney damage

Yugeesh Lankadeva, The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

August 2016

Medical Express
Armenia News

tick picDetecting the deadly Hendra virus under 10 minutes versus 36 hours

Joanna Kristoffersen, University of Sunshine Coast

August 2016

Vet Practice Magazine

tick picSpeaking ‘pedometer’ to help stroke victims

Caitlin Brandenburg, University of Queensland

July 2016

Eyewitness News, Channel Ten

tick picBig tick for hidden bacterial world of tick-based research

Charlotte Oskam, Murdoch University

July 2016

ABC Catalyst
Murdoch University
Melville Times
Science Network WA
Perth Now
Pawsey Supercomputing Centre

lizardBlood reveals Great Barrier Reef sharks as homebodies

Sam Munroe, James Cook University and Griffith University

Thursday 18 February 2016

The Brisbane Times
Business Insider
ABC Radio, Mackay
Southern Cross Austereo radio, Townsville
Australasian Science

Brain training to give tendon pain the boot

Ebonie Rio, Monash University & La Trobe University

Friday 29 January 2016

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3BA Ballarat Today: Adam Bull speaks to Ed Cowlishaw
Monash University
Hospital Health
Radio New Zealand

lizardNot to be sniffed at! Nose spray offers pain relief in childbirth

Julie Fleet, University of South Australia

Thursday 21 January 2016

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University of South Australia
Daily Mail
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Essential Baby

lizardSocial networking for lizards – when neighbours don’t become good friends

Stephanie Godfrey, Murdoch University

Tuesday 22 December 2015

Big New Network
Cosmos magazine
Science Network WA

MajidFiltering the blood to keep cancer in check

Majid Warkiani, University of New South Wales

Wednesday 16 December 2015

ABC online and radio
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Medical XPress
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The Press TV
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SBS radio (Farsi)
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Baby fish lost in an acidified ocean

Tullio Rossi, University of Adelaide

Tuesday 15 December 12015

ABC online
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University of Adelaide
The Lead SA

Crested tern parents and chickTern for the better in sardine health

Lachlan McLeay, South Australian Research & Development Institute (SARDI)

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

World Fishing & Aquaculture
The Lead SA

Zoe collecting samplesKimberley corals are true Aussie battlers

Zoe Richards, Western Australian Museum

Friday 4 December

The Age
Australian Geographic
ABC Far North, Cairns, Mornings with Phil Staley
Business Network WA
Beaudesert Times

Bloody good idea: stopping clots saves cancer patients

Rebecca Sharp, University of South Australia

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Medical XPress
Oncology News Australia
University of South Australia


Follow that tumour! Magnetic particles to track cancer

Aidan Cousins, University of South Australia

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Medical XPress

Marnie at Fresh Science media trainingChecking baby with a blood sample and a chip

Marnie Williams, University of South Australia,

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Medical XPress


Rare disease therapy will help everyone

Zlatko Kopecki, University of South Australia

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

medical XPress

Orange peel and petroleum byproduct may lay waste to mercury pollution

Justin Chalker, Flinders University – Monday 19 October 2015

5480287683_fc37f97588_zClumsy teenagers under the microscope in bone health study

Paola Chivers, University of Notre Dame

Saturday, 17 October 2015

ScienceNetwork WA

Strong frogs win the fight, but not the mating gameC georgiana MMM 2

Bruno Buzatto, University of Western Australia

Wednesday 23 September 2015


Skeletons reveal the past for creatures which can’t speak for themselves

Lydia Tong, The University of Sydney – Saturday 14 June 2014
The Science Show

Cancer-causing worm ‘heals wounds’

Michael Smout, James Cook University researcher – Wednesday 28 May 2014
SBS News

Tim Brennan

Orange genes in yeast promises renewable jet fuel

Tim Brennan, University of Queensland – Saturday 5 July 2014

The Science Show

Exercise counteracts sexual dysfunction following prostate cancer treatment

Prue Comrie, Edith Cowan University – Saturday 31 May 2014
The Science Show

How cancer eats itself to survive our therapies

Lisa Schafranek, SAHMRI and the University of Adelaide – July 31, 2014
The Converstaion

Space Noise

Francis Torres – Wednesday 28 May 2014
Channel 9 News Perth

Hormone to treat oxygen-deprived newborns in international trial

James Aridas, Monash University – 12 May 2014
The Herald Sun

Breakthrough on blood tests could take them into the home

Aliaa Shallan, University of Tasmania – 25 September 2013
The Mercury

Speed breeding wheat to build resistance

Dr Lee Hickey, University of Queensland – 10 September 2013
ABC Rural

Growing quality wheat faster

Dr Lee Hickey, University of Queensland – 13 September 2013

Seven News

The key to preventing knee injuries in AFL could be in protecting a players’ ankles better

Hossein Mokhtarzadeh, The University of Melbourne – 20 August 2013
ABC NewsRadio

Carlton builds cutting edge lab to forecast when injuries might occur

Hossein Mokhtarzadeh, The University of Melbourne – 20 August 2013
Herald Sun

Blues clue to Daisy-gait

Hossein Mokhtarzadeh, The University of Melbourne – 20 August 2013
The Age

W.A researchers hope to end the sleepless nights families face when children have middle ear infection

Dr Ruth Thornton, the University of Western Australia – 12 August 2013
ABC News Radio

Glue Ear Research

Dr Ruth Thornton, the University of Western Australia – 12 August 2013
Today Tonight

Australian genetic research on rust secures the future of good beer

Barley leaf rust gene discovered
ABC Rural

Native algae to fuel Australia’s future
Bush Telegraph, Radio National

Native algae biofuel could make Australia oil rich
Sydney Morning Herald

Tiny fossils link ‘old bastard’ marsupials to South America and Africa

Asthma inhalers may benefit from new breakthrough
Medical Observer

Our galaxy is going to crash. Everybody panic … in a billion years, or two
Herald Sun

Cows’ milk used to fight HIV
PM, ABC Radio

Bluefin tuna farming moves to the deep sea
ABC Science – Meet a Scientist

Cows’ milk protects against HIV – study
Sky News

Melbourne researchers make major breakthrough in HIV prevention
The Australian

Cows’ milk protects against HIV: study
Herald Sun

Health concerns over sustainable fuel
Brisbane Times

Tuna grow faster in deep seas: research
SBS News Online

Tuna grow faster in deep seas
The Australian

Study finds tuna thrive further from shore
ABC News Online

Pulpy fruit parts said to prevent cancer
Herald Sun