Rashelle Predovnik

Rashelle Predovnik

Journalist

Hails from: Rashelle grew up in the Swan Valley and has settled in Midland, after a stint over east and abroad.

Past life: Formally a journalist at WA Business News, Rashelle currently works as a senior journalist at a local newspaper.

Favourite science: Marine science, where Rashelle can catch a glimpse of the fascinating world that lies beneath the waves.  She is also not immune to a good health story, and enjoys chatting to scientists, on the brink of significant health discoveries, about the wonders of the human body.

Loves: Unwinding at home with her best friend: trashy, late-night television.

Monday, 08 December 2014 06:00

Eagle research soars via GPS trackers

A WORLD first study tracking wedge-tailed eagles (Aquila audax) via GPS satellite transmitters has led one researcher into uncharted territory after a female appeared to have her partner stolen by a new bird, challenging a long-held belief that this species mates for life.

TWO-THOUSAND fluorescent pink mosquitos are helping scientists identify mozzie breeding grounds and assess the effectiveness of a larvicide used for 15 years in the Shire of Kalamunda.

Monday, 01 December 2014 10:00

Clover genes sprout research possibilities

THE tremendous genetic diversity of a simple clover is giving scientists the tools to breed new cultivars, each designed to benefit Australian agriculture.

BEHAVIOURAL scientists have discovered the grasp of relative age effect stretches beyond the school classroom and that its reach extends to influence sport participation and performance of masters-level athletes.

huntingtons womanBEING sociable and exercising your mind and body can significantly slow down the progression of Huntington’s disease for those who are beginning to show symptoms according to a world-first study by Western Australian researchers.

rabbitcontrol3THE Western Australian Department of Agriculture’s invasive species science group is asking residents to help them with their latest research into controlling growing rabbit populations.

fire arson_DFESA WESTERN Australian researcher is working to add his findings to an existing body of literature that advocates prevention, and not punishment, is the key to tackling arsonists.

WSP spawn1LOCAL scientists are celebrating a world first after successfully culturing Western School Prawns (Metepeneus dalli), an achievement which could signal a return to recreational prawning in the Swan Canning riverpark. 

MyrtleRustWESTERN Australian scientists are continually on alert for reported infestations of a fungus that could potentially cross the Nullarbor and devastate many important and unique plant species, if left unchecked.

Diabetes cellsdestorySTEM cell derived therapies hold great promise for researchers working to find a cure for type 1 diabetes and according to a UWA research team’s work, we are one step closer.

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