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Genome mapping could save koalas
Koalas are facing an uncertain future, with large numbers decimated by Chlamydia and Koala Retrovirus (KoRV). Hope has emerged however, from a world-first genome mapping project which has found the ke ...
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Australian Vaccination SuccessTags: Science
In 2007 Australia became one of the first countries to implement a nationally funded program of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination for girls and young women. The vaccine protects against the virus ...
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Fame really can kill
Two researchers from the University of Queensland and the University of New South Wales have shown that performers and sports stars tend to die younger than people in other careers. The analysis of 10 ...
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An eye for colour
Dr Andrew Parker gained international acclaim with his Light Switch Theory, which claimed the Cambrian Explosion – the Big Bang of Evolution – was triggered by the evolution of the first eye.
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The complexity of space
Most people tend to think of space as empty, but it’s far from it, says Alice Gorman, an archaeologist who specialises in space cultural heritage.
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The tablet of youth
David Sinclair, an Australian scientist and entrepreneur working on increasing human health, productivity, and lifespan, could be close to discovering the fountain of youth, and it’ll come in a tablet ...
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Lowy Institute India-Australia Poll
The India-Australia Poll reports the results of a nationally representative opinion survey of 1233 Indian adults conducted face-to-face between 30 August and 15 October 2012. It is a collaboration bet ...
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The island that never was
While many dream of finding new lands, Dr Maria Seton from the University of Sydney, NSW ‘undiscovered’ an island in the Coral Sea.
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Fainting runs in the family
For many years scientists have debated if fainting is genetic or environmental, or both. Now researchers have found a specific region on chromosome 15 thought to be a prime suspect for ''vasovagal syn ...
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