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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…

Development of Design and Analysis Methods for Blast Resistant Window Structures

By • May 28th, 2015

A team led by Professor Hong Hao is using the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre to develop improved design guidelines for blast resistant windows. The research started at The University of Western Australia in 2011 and continued at Curtin University after Professor Hao moved to Curtin in March 2014, with the research completed in December. The projectmore…

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