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Researchers from the UK and Australia have put forward a big what if for global biodiversity by suggest…

The Federal Government is set to invest billions in research infrastructure to ensure that Australia stay…

A review of almost 50,000 Australian packaged foods has found the Health Star Rating (HSR) system provide…

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Genes that control colour in hair and skin could also control the immune systems of mice, according to a US study. The authors studied genes, immune responses and the cells that make hair pigment, and say their results could help explain why someRead moreabout Mices greying hair linked to their immune systems – Scimex

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Community-level programs may be more effective in controlling parasites such as roundworm, hookworm and whipworm in children, compared to school programs alone, according to an Australian-led study in Timor-Leste. Media Release. From:PLOS.Read moreabout Healing the community may be more effective than just healing the school – Scimex

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Family migraine sufferers dealt a genetic bad hand, rather than single card

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If someone in your family gets migraines, you have an increased chance of suffering the debilitating headaches yourself – now new research from Finland has shed light on why. Researchers analysed a number of genetic factors in a large sample ofRead moreabout Family migraine sufferers dealt a genetic bad hand, rather than single card – Scimex

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Its hard to ask favours from your whnau, but would you feel comfortable asking for kidney? Getting a kidney from a live donor gives you a better shot at recovering from end-stage renal disease but New Zealand, like many countries, suffers from aRead moreabout Can I have your kidney? – Scimex

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There is a growing body of evidence that high-impact sports like football and boxing can be linked to such conditions as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and dementia. A case study of eight former amateur or professional boxers allRead moreabout Early-onset dementia among Pacific boxers – Scimex

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Doctors, pharmacists and dentists all have a high level of confidence in the safety of childhood vaccinations, according to a new study using information from the New Zealand Attitudes and Values Survey. However, midwives confidence was lower andRead moreabout Which medical professionals trust vaccine safety? – Scimex

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An Edith Cowan University researcher is the first to successfully mate WAs critically endangered Hairy Marron (Cherax tenuimanus) in an aquarium setting. Masters student Emily Lette from the School of Science has had seven of ten pairs of theRead moreabout Getting marron in the mood – Scimex

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There are media reports that the Federal Government will be allocating $50 million dollars to establish a dedicated Australian space agency. Australian experts comment. Expert Reaction. These comments have been collated by the Science Media CentreRead moreabout EXPERT REACTION: Reports of seed funding for Space Agency РScimex

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Weedy plants will thrive and displace long-lived, ecologically valuable kelp forests under forecast ocean acidification, new research from the University of Adelaide shows. Published in the journal Ecology, the researchers describe how kelp forestsRead moreabout Weeds take over kelp in high CO2 oceans – Scimex

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A northern Australian research team has provided reassuring support for the continued use of an oral treatment option for patients with skin infections, finding that there has been inaccurate reporting of resistance to the recommended antibiotic.Read moreabout Pain free golden staph treatment cleared for use in remote communities – Scimex

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The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Laws should not force women to risk death and injury by having a baby, according to a QUT legal academic who says abortion can be decriminalised without society and governments making a moral judgement. In a new paper published in The Australian andRead moreabout Women should have right to reject pregnancy – Scimex

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Australian wombats are in grave danger, especially the bare-nosed variety found in NSW, Victoria, and Tasmania, but a new QUT Design Lab project hopes to reverse the threat of their extinction. The QUT team have been working with Sleepy BurrowsRead moreabout QUT joins fight to save wombats – Scimex

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Its a weighty topic, but new research from the University of Sydney suggests schoolbags do not cause back pain in children and adolescents. Funder: NA. Media Release. From:The University of Sydney. Its a weighty topic, but new research fromRead moreabout Backpacks not to blame for back pain in kids – Scimex

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Swedish researchers have decoded a small slice of the chemical conversation taking place in the plant kingdom, as their research suggests corn plants essentially tell their neighbours: back off, its pretty crowded here. When corn plantsRead moreabout Secret signals help plant roots avoid the crowd – Scimex

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Cell clusters that resemble early embryos have been developed in a dish from mouse stem cells, a Dutch study reports. When transferred into live female mice, the cell spheres triggered changes similar to those seen at the moment of implantation onRead moreabout Embryo-like structures grown from stem cells – Scimex

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Early humans may have lived in the Philippines as early as 709, 000 years ago, according to a study by international researchers, including an Australian. Until now, the earliest certain evidence of early humans in the Philippines was dated to 67,Read moreabout Rhino remains reveal even earlier humans in the Philippines – Scimex

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Australian Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Widespread use of electric cars would increase energy demands by an average of 8 percent, according to an Australian study. The authors used data from the New South Wales Household Travel Survey to determine the demand that electric cars would placeRead moreabout Would electric cars crash the grid? – Scimex

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New research led by the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI), has combined gene editing technology with stem cell kidney regeneration to correct a patients gene mutation. This is the first time a patient has had kidney regenerated fromRead moreabout Australian breakthrough in stem cell kidney research – Scimex

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A new study by scientists in Australia and the US provides an explanation for why clinical trials of drugs targeting proteins in the brain that were thought to cause dementia and Alzheimers have failed. The study has opened the way for potentialRead moreabout New leads on treating dementia and Alzheimers – Scimex

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How does the brainof a living cell work, allowing an organism to function and thrive in changing and unfavourable environments? QUT researcher Dr Robyn Araujo has developed new mathematics to solve a longstanding mystery of how the incrediblyRead moreabout Maths sheds light on how living cells think – Scimex

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

The International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

The worlds biggest robotics conference is coming to Brisbane. The agenda includes robots at war…

Science at the Shine Dome is a three-day event in May each year where Australias…

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