Latest news from the region

sludge digestersLOCAL researchers have set the stage for a carbon-friendly form of wastewater treatment in WA, with the completion of a review into Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket (UASB) reactors.

coral spawnCORAL spawning in the Kimberley coastline was recently first-witnessed by WA researchers, as slicks of blue and pink gametes lit the dark waters after sunset.

Published in Fisheries & Water

mosquito vectorGENETICALLY modified insects could be used to control some of the world’s most widespread infectious diseases—if appropriate regulation and public support is gained.

theBluPERTH university students are set to join the world of some of the best animators and developers helping to create a unique digital experience that allows users to explore the world’s oceans by downloading an app.

Published in Fisheries & Water

EDMEDICAL researchers have found that hospital emergency departments (ED) are not utilised effectively in reaching youth infected with the sexually transmitted infections (STIs) — gonorrhoea (Neisseria gonorrhoeae) and chlamydia (Chlamydia trachomatis).

Published in Health & Medicine

Couch potatoA NEW study has found more time spent watching television could have adverse effects on glucose homeostasis, increasing the risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Published in Health & Medicine

fat babyA UNIVERSITY of Western Australia study has found birth weight and childhood adiposity are associated with cardiovascular risk later in life.

Published in Health & Medicine

Water hyacinthWITH its free-floating fibrous roots and rapid growth rate, the water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) is one of the most invasive aqueous weeds in Australia and, for many countries around the world, a serious environmental and economic issue.

Published in Industry & Resources

Breast milkOVER the next five years, medical researchers from 36 academic institutions in developed nations around the world will join forces to unravel the link between early life nutrition and later obesity-related metabolic disease.

Published in Health & Medicine

tooth decayRESEARCHING are urging a more cohesive approach to dental health in rural and remote WA after finding disturbing levels of tooth decay among preschoolers.

Published in Health & Medicine