Latest news from the region
PATIENTS 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.
HEALTH and refugee groups continue to await the Commonwealth Ombudsman’s investigation into detainee self-harm, originally expected in April 2012.
THE berries of Grevillea pyramidalis ssp. Leucadendron have caused severe skin burns to children in remote Aboriginal communities.
AN Edith Cowan University PhD student expects research to demonstrate a relationship between Parkinson’s disease and sleeping poorly.
A 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.
RESEARCHERS 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.
THE 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.
ACCORDING to Winthrop Professor of Coastal Oceanography Charitha Pattiaratchi, WA isn’t immune to tsunamis.
COLLISION avoidance technology and remote control programming have led to an award-winning mining system being developed in WA.
A 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.