Puberty blues: goby fish choose their sex to find a mate New research on the Great Barrier Reef has revealed that some young reef fish can choose when they mature and which sex they want to be when they grow up.
Researchers have discovered an underlying cause of asthma-the muscle cells surrounding the airways of people with asthma grow twice as fast as those of non-asthmatics, leading to more muscle tissue. During an asthma attack the muscle tissue which surrounds the airways contracts. The new study suggests that this contraction is severe in people with asthma…
More mums can breast feed successfully First images of the breast in action Mothers can be concerned that they do not have a letdown when breastfeeding, so their babies cannot get enough milk. For the first time, Donna Ramsey from The University of Western Australia has used ultrasound to capture moving images of letdown in…
A Melbourne scientist has discovered the gene that causes de Morsier syndrome, a severe disorder in which babies are born with underdeveloped brains, eyes and pituitary glands. Dr. Paul Thomas from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute has shown that children with this syndrome have a critical change in the Hesx1 gene which causes a malfunction…
Fresh Science is a national competition helping early-career researchers find, and then share, their stories of discovery.
The program takes up-and-coming researchers with no media experience and turns them into spokespeople for science, giving them a taste of life in the limelight, with a day of media training and a public event in their home state.
We run Fresh Science in every state where we secure operational funding.
Fresh Science 2021.
After the disruptions of this year, Fresh Science will return in 2021.
Nominations will open in April and close in June.
Events will run across the country in October and November in states where we secure the funding.
In 2019, the program ran in NSW, SA, VIC, WA and in QLD.