An innovative project that aims to deliver a new treatment for a common kidney disease was one of only two WA recipients of Federal funding announced on Friday by Innovation, Industry, Science and Research Minister, Senator Kim Carr.
Associate Professor Xiaolin Wang recently attended the Australia China Young Scientist Exchange Program (YSEP) Showcasing Event at the Australia Pavilion, Shanghai World Expo where he met with other past representatives and this year’s Australia Young Scientists from program.
While at the expo, Xiaolin participated on a panel discussion about the past achievements and the future development of the YSEP program.
PhD student Holly McClellan has been utilising ultrasound imaging to help discover why breastfeeding can be such a painful and distressing time for some mothers.
Although breastfeeding is a practice that’s been around for aeons, it appears there’s still a lot we don’t know about it.
All mammal species feed their young a unique composition of milk that promotes optimal immunity and development. Most mammals are born with the ability to co-ordinate sucking, swallowing and breathing to remove milk from their mother’s nipple/teat.
Welcome to the latest edition of Science Matters which comes at a time of considerable change within the Faculty. Our Dean of more than 12 years, Winthrop Professor George Stewart, retired in June to enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle in Tasmania. George was the inaugural Dean of the Faculty of Life and Physical Sciences and was central to its establishment and subsequent success. George also played a key role for the Faculty and broader university through his development of significant links with China, which will benefit the university for many years to come.