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  • Tests reveal rescued killer whale has hearing loss


    A team of international scientists led by Curtin University’s Dr Klaus Lucke has confirmed that an immature killer whale found stranded off the Dutch coast in 2010 suffers from hearing loss.

  • Ancient pigment could help solve modern crime

    Ancient Egyptian mask

    Curtin University forensic researchers working with conservation scientists from the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) have found a novel use for an ancient Egyptian pigment, revealing that it doubles as a dusting powder able to reveal traditionally tricky fingerprints in modern forensics.

  • Cancer technology could help cure crop disease problems

    Dr Fran Lopez

    Researchers at the Centre for Crop and Disease Management (CCDM), co-supported by Curtin University and the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), are using digital Polymerase Chain Reaction (dPCR) cancer detection technology to discover fungicide resistance mutations in crop disease.

  • Research shows ancient tropical plant once called Antarctica home

    Beauprea gracilis

    A new research paper from Curtin University has traced the evolution of the plant genus, Beauprea, providing evidence to support Antarctica as its place of origin when it was covered in temperate rainforest.

  • Kalgoorlie Campus visited by WA Governor

    WASM School of Mines

    Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AO, Governor of Western Australia, visited the WA School of Mines, Curtin University in Kalgoorlie yesterday, touring the newly renovated facilities on campus.


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NASA and Curtin University have signed an Affiliate Member statement with NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI).

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