Michele Tydd
is an Illawarra-based freelance journalist.

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news May 27, 2017

Cutting-edge research into corneal transplants

Ongoing research by an Australian team into the treatment of eye surface damage has the potential to restore vision and eliminate the need for third-party corneal donors.

news April 29, 2017

Design for wellbeing in healthy houses

As the World Health Organisation works on a set of guidelines for ‘healthy housing’, a Melbourne architect is exploring creative ways to help people with health-related requirements.

news April 07, 2017

Supporting mental health carers

A new study reveals not just the fiscal value of unpaid support by carers of loved ones suffering from mental illness, but also the need to help the helpers.

news March 04, 2017

Ménière’s disease and hearing disorders

Hearing impairment is underestimated and costly, but a new inquiry is set to amplify attention on the problem.

news February 04, 2017

Biology-inspired smart fabrics

A UNSW professor has created a type of fabric that replicates bone tissue, with potential for wide-ranging medical, commercial and safety applications.

news December 09, 2016

Men and Parenting Pathways study

An ongoing study into men’s attitudes to fatherhood and its associated pressures aims to uncover useful coping strategies and ultimately save lives.

news November 05, 2016

Magnetic technology for early onset scoliosis

For sufferers of early onset scoliosis, new magnetic technology is helping to correct deformity without the need for multiple invasive procedures.

news October 15, 2016

The science of sleepwalking

Somnambulism affects an alarming number of people – particularly children – but despite its prevalence very little is known about its cause or possible interventions.

news August 20, 2016

Tourette syndrome and CBIT

Tourette syndrome affects one in 100 Australian children. Now, behavioural therapy is helping to obviate tics.

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