Latest news from the region

neural stemcellsPATIENTS suffering from spinal cord injury may soon find help in the form of stem cells drawn from their own bone marrow, thanks to a research project from the University of Western Australia.

Published in Health & Medicine

Curtin IDCHEALTH and refugee groups continue to await the Commonwealth Ombudsman’s investigation into detainee self-harm, originally expected in April 2012.

Published in Social Science

Maannga treeTHE berries of Grevillea pyramidalis ssp. Leucadendron have caused severe skin burns to children in remote Aboriginal communities.

sleep parkinsonsAN Edith Cowan University PhD student expects research to demonstrate a relationship between Parkinson’s disease and sleeping poorly.

Published in Health & Medicine

coal powerplantA WESTERN Australian expert on retaining carbon in the soil in the agriculture sector has been appointed to a national committee to advise on the carbon offsets scheme.

occupational cancerRESEARCHERS from the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR) are conducting a comprehensive nationwide study into the prevalence of occupational exposure to carcinogens and the occurrence occupational cancer in Australia.

Published in Health & Medicine

hand hygineTHE average WA hospital keeps hand hygiene practices above the statewide benchmark for the first time, however several regional hospitals have recorded below average compliance levels.

Published in Health & Medicine

HillarysACCORDING to Winthrop Professor of Coastal Oceanography Charitha Pattiaratchi, WA isn’t immune to tsunamis.

Published in Fisheries & Water

Rock robotCOLLISION avoidance technology and remote control programming have led to an award-winning mining system being developed in WA.

Published in Industry & Resources

Jumper jackA STUDY has highlighted the risks of using faster methods of venom immunotherapy (VIT) to prevent allergic reactions to insect bites, suggesting slower, prolonged methods may be safer.

Published in Health & Medicine