COVID-19 unplugged

Our physical distancing has its down side. Now that we’re starting to see modest signs of progress, it’s a good time to consider what it has achieved so far.

BCID FilmArray better by a country mile

multiplex PCR array (FilmArray) can shorten time to definitive identification of bacteria responsible for septicaemia by over two days in country hospitals

The Great White Shark attack debate

New measures to protect Western Australians against shark attacks have provoked a wide-ranging debate about their likely impact on deaths, injuries and protected shark species.

Coming up for air

After the latest relocation this year, the Micrognome breathes fresh air and takes in the view from his lab. So that’s what the big, bad world looks like.

Sharkenings – shark attacks to come?

The most recent shark attacks off WA provoked wild claims about our unsafe waters. Figures over the last decade show no more than 2 fatalities per year, or a maximum of around 1 per million residents. The graphs tell a different story from some you may have heard.