Rob Payne

Rob Payne

Journalist

Hails from: Toronto, Canada.
 
Past life: Rob has written over 100 articles for Science Network WA and has promoted WA science to local, national and international audiences through his work with Murdoch University. He is the author of five novels, editor of two anthologies of fiction and former editor of Quarry magazine in Canada (now sadly defunct).
 
Favourite Science: I have a great admiration and interest in UWA’s Oceans Institute. The untapped potential of the world’s oceans is astonishing.
 
Evolving to: Currently doing a PhD and working on a new novel. 
 
Loves: The arts, reading, travel.

A 30-year-old Western Australian man has become the second ever in the world to be diagnosed with a Chlorella wound infection.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 06:05

Quality of life and Alzheimer’s assessed

A DECLINE in cognitive functions does not necessarily mean lower health-related quality of life for people diagnosed with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease, new research suggests.

THE twice-daily application of a common, readily available moisturiser has been shown to reduce the frequency of skin tears in the elderly by almost 50 per cent, new research shows.

RESEARCHERS have tested two new methods for calculating and inserting vital missing data into wave models for future coastal and offshore engineering planning.

Thursday, 07 August 2014 09:00

Sight set on resilient weed

THE first glyphosate-resistant wild radish (Raphanus raphanistrum L.) populations have been identified by researchers from the Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI) at The University of Western Australia.

IN ORDER for reptiles and mammals to successfully recolonise rehabilitated mine sites an improvement in coarse woody debris (CWD) use for restoration is needed, local research suggests.

A LOCAL researcher is calling for veterinarians to be aware and informed about an increase in canine vector-borne diseases (CVBD) as a result of global travel.

A GREATER focus on autophagic activity and metabolism in cancerous cells could make a significant difference in the development of more effective cancer treatments, researchers contend.

A CURTIN University-led research group has identified seven safety models that could save lives on Australian roads.

MOLECULAR and stable isotopic techniques have been used to examine 5000 years of sedimentary dynamics of the northern Coorong Lagoon, South Australia.

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