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Uncovering endangered species DNA in Traditional Chinese Medicine

By • November 9th, 2016

In a project funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Professor Michael Bunce and his team at the Trace and Environmental DNA (TrEnD) laboratory at Curtin University are at the forefront of harnessing the power of DNA sequencing technologies across a variety of applications from human health to conservation. This innovative projectmore…

Catching “shooting stars”

By • November 7th, 2016

Discovering and retrieving newly fallen meteorites can help researchers understand the early workings of the solar system and the origins of our planetary system – including Earth. Over the last fifty years, research attempts to retrieve newly fallen meteorites have met with limited success. Professor Phil Bland, from Curtin University’s Faculty of Science and Engineering,more…

Combating Alzheimer’s and dementia

By • July 6th, 2015

Thanks to advances in medical science, life expectancy has greatly increased in developed nations like Australia. However, an unwanted side effect of this is a rise in neurodegenerative diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s, with the number of Australians with dementia predicted to rise almost 500% by 2050. Tau protein aggregation is a common pathological processmore…

The Phenomenology of Unsteady Impinging Jets: Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer

By • June 22nd, 2015
The Phenomenology of Unsteady Impinging Jets: Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer

The impingement of a fluid jet on a surface is a canonical problem in fluid mechanics combining the fundamentals of free-jet development, stagnation-point flow and boundary-layer growth. It is also of immense practical importance for its engineering application in heating or cooling a target surface. Through a combination of pioneering numerical and experimental studies, thismore…

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