Research participants needed

Pedro Flores Tenorio is a current PhD student at La Trobe University’s Melbourne Campus. He is currently conducting a study about biodiversity conservation in the Amazon and is looking for 100 participants for research studies. The objective of this study is to improve the understanding of the opinions and preferences of Australian young people (including international students)…

Gender equality in Antarctic science

La Trobe University marine biologist Dr Jan Strugnell is organising a global ‘Wikibomb’ to change the perception that Antarctic science is a boys’ club. The aim is to tell the world about many great and generally under-recognised female Antarctic research role models. The Wikibomb will add to Wikipedia’s website profiles of about 100 top female scientists from 30 countries…

Sleep science goes wild

Animal sleep studies are about to leave the lab and enter the great outdoors. This follows the introduction to Australia by La Trobe University zoologists of the first miniaturised ‘sleep loggers’. Black swans and tammar wallabies will be among the first animals in Australia to have their sleep documented in unprecedented detail – all in…

Research centre to explore life inland

La Trobe University has launched a new research centre with a focus on environmental change and the Murray Darling Basin (a large area in south-eastern Australia containing many interconnected rivers and creeks). The Centre for the Study of the Inland (CSI) will draw researchers from across Victoria, including from our Albury-Wodonga Campus, where Vice-Chancellor Professor…

Studying US basketballers’ knee pain

A research team led by La Trobe University has just received an AUD$200 000 grant to study troubling knee conditions that affect about 40 per cent of professional basketball players. Jill Cook is the lead researcher on the three-year project and is Professor of Musculoskeletal Health in La Trobe’s Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre. She said…

United action to fight Alzheimer’s

Top researchers push for united action to fight Alzheimer´s disease To meet the challenge of Alzheimer´s disease and other dementias, a serious effort and long-term economic commitment is needed. Lancet Neurology devotes its entire April issue to a detailed overview and recommendations about how patient care and research on Alzheimer´s disease and other dementias should be organised…