Latest news from the region

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

humpback jumpTHE Western Australian government last month announced a new marine park to be established at Camden Sound off the Kimberley coast.

Published in Fisheries & Water

insects kebabINSECTS may form a sustainable, nutritious alternative to meat in the effort to keep food production in pace with the planet’s booming population.

Published in Agriculture & Food

BWSResearchers at Curtin University and the Centre for Health Initiatives (CHI), University of Wollongong, have sounded the alarm bell on potential health risks associated with point-of-sale (POS) alcohol advertising.

Published in Social Science

asthma handTHE Telethon Institute for Child Health Research in Perth is currently participating in the world-first development of an asthma vaccine, after finding mounting evidence the disease’s establishment appears to be consequential of viral respiratory infections.

Published in Health & Medicine

VolcanoA TEAM of Perth researchers is causing a major rethink on geological history after a study showed major iron formations in Australia, about 1.8 billion to 1.9 billion years old, were synchronous with those found in North America.

Published in Industry & Resources

Fringing reefsMARINE biologist Dr Barry Wilson has proposed a theory to explain the formation of the Kimberley’s fringing coral reefs.

Published in Fisheries & Water

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.