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Protecting Perth’s Aquifers

By • February 8th, 2018

One of Australia’s most important – and sometimes most tumultuous – relationships with the natural environment is between the public and its water. In the south west of Western Australia in particular, delivering enough fresh water for a growing population is a pressing challenge when the conditions are drier than ever due to less annualmore…

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…

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