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Study finds tiny cavities in Banksia trees are nests for native bees

A new study from Curtin University has found pre-formed cavities in Banksia trees to be an important nesting home for a tiny native Western Australian bee.

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Study finds tiny cavities in Banksia trees are nests for native bees
Misfortune teller: predicting concussion complications early

Sunday 23 Dec 2018By Jarrad Long

Misfortune teller: predicting concussion complications early

A team of Curtin University researchers is conducting novel research that combines a variety of tests to try to predict whether a concussion patient will recover normally or face lasting…

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Curtin’s plan to combat chronic liver disease and cancer

Tuesday 18 Dec 2018By Karen Green

Curtin’s plan to combat chronic liver disease and cancer

Curtin’s Liver Disease and Regeneration Group is investigating how to hijack the liver’s cell-communication system to mediate liver regeneration instead of disease progression and…

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Research finds ethical sourcing of seeds required for global restoration

Tuesday 18 Dec 2018By Lucien Wilkinson

Research finds ethical sourcing of seeds required for global restoration

Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of wild seeds are needed to restore plant ecosystems globally but overharvesting risks their depletion unless ethical seed-sourcing regulations are developed.

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NHMRC funding for new Curtin research from Alzheimer’s to phobias

Wednesday 12 Dec 2018By Yasmine Phillips

NHMRC funding for new Curtin research from Alzheimer’s to phobias

Curtin University’s health and medical research received a significant boost in the latest funding round from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

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Curtin Professors recognised with prestigious humanities fellowships

Wednesday 12 Dec 2018By Lucien Wilkinson

Curtin Professors recognised with prestigious humanities fellowships

Two Curtin University researchers – a renowned creative writer and a world-leading scholar of Chinese cultural and creative industries – have been elected to the Australian Academy of…

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Curtin researchers named national role models for women in STEM

Tuesday 11 Dec 2018By Lucien Wilkinson

Curtin researchers named national role models for women in STEM

Curtin astronomy researcher Dr Natasha Hurley-Walker and molecular plant pathologist Dr Caroline Moffat are among only 60 female scientists from Australia chosen as 2019-20 Superstars of STEM.

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Curtin appoints head of new data science hub

Monday 10 Dec 2018By Yasmine Phillips

Curtin appoints head of new data science hub

Curtin University has appointed a research and engagement executive to lead the new WA Data Science Innovation Hub.

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Aged care workforce not keeping up with high care demand

Friday 07 Dec 2018By Yasmine Phillips

Aged care workforce not keeping up with high care demand

Lower paid and lower skilled personal care workers are likely to be substituting the work of enrolled nurses in Australia’s residential aged care homes, according to new BCEC research.

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