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Tag Archives: University of Western Australia

• Depressed? Good News Research: Booze Doesn’t Cause the Blues

Depressed? Good News Research: Booze Doesn’t Cause the Blues

The long-held belief that alcohol causes depression has been debunked by researchers in Perth. Professor Osvaldo Almeida, of The University of Western Australia’s School of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, says there is a widely-held assumption that alcohol caused people to become depressed, particularly if consumed excessively. “Even one of the diagnoses we have for depressive […]

• Wear me, drink me. Artist creates dress from red wine.

Wear me, drink me. Artist creates dress from red wine.

Contemporary artist Donna Franklin has created the world’s first dress made from  red wine. In a collaboration with Bioalloy, which carries out research for the University of Western Australia (UWA), Franklin developed the fibrous cellulose fabric by introducing acetobacter – the bacteria used in the fermentation process of turning wine into vinegar – into vats […]

• Beer-mating beetle study shortlisted for Ig Nobel Prize

Beer-mating beetle study shortlisted for Ig Nobel Prize

  A paper on beer bottle-mating beetles was the toast of the Ig Nobel Prizes, which honour research tickling both the brain and the funny bone.   Research co-authored by University of Toronto professor Darryl Gwynne and his Australian colleague David Rentz was the winner in the biology category. The awards ceremony was held at […]