Five Western Australian researchers have received awards of $10,000 each to help meet the infrastructure costs of their research as part of the 2009 New Independent Researcher Infrastructure Support (NIRIS) Awards:

Award recipient Dr Daniel Galvão from Edith Cowan University's School of Exercise, Biomedical, and Health Sciences is looking at how physical exercise can help relieve negative side-effects of hormonal treatment for prostate cancer.

Dr Lynn Meuleners from the Centre for Population Health Research at Curtin University of Technology is investigating crash risk factors…

Five Western Australian researchers have received awards of $10,000 each to help meet the infrastructure costs of their research as part of the 2009 New Independent Researcher Infrastructure Support (NIRIS) Awards:

Award recipient Dr Daniel Galvão from Edith Cowan University's School of Exercise, Biomedical, and Health Sciences is looking at how physical exercise can help relieve negative side-effects of hormonal treatment for prostate cancer.

Dr Lynn Meuleners from the Centre for Population Health Research at Curtin University of Technology is investigating crash risk factors for older drivers in the year before, and the year after, cataract surgery.

A/Prof Rachael Moorin from the School of Population Health at The University of Western Australia (UWA) works across a broad range of health issues, including the provision of health services for rural cancer patients, the health effects of social inequality, and health care financing.

Dr Giuseppe Verdile from ECU's School of Exercise, Biomedical, and Health Sciences is investigating the brain's production and regulation of the protein beta amyloid, which has a key role in Alzheimer's disease.

Dr Min Zhang from the School of Population Health at UWA is involved in a number of research projects, including collaborative work with researchers in China. The major focus of her work is identifying modifiable factors, in particular green tea, associated with the incidence of, and survival from, adult leukaemia, breast and colorectal cancer.  Dr Zhang is the director of Lu Cha (Green Tea) Sino-Australian Research Collaboration.

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