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    Environmentally speaking

    Australians are working to improve our quality of life without harming the environment: furniture made from plastic ocean waste, a rubbish bin for the sea, the tallest commercial timber building, 'green' steel, and sustainable chocolate-making...


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    The L'Oreal-UNESCO Women in Science Fellowships 2018
    The L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Australia & New Zealand Fellowships recognise the achievements of outstanding female scientists at different stages of their careers. This year’s Australian recipients include a planetary scientist, a virologist, a mechatronic engineer and a paediatric infectious disease specialist.
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    Close to the bone: 3D printed implants
    Visionary biomaterials and tissue engineer Hala Zreiqat has invented the world’s first 3D-printed porous synthetic bone that mimics bone mechanical strength and promotes new bone growth. But her dream ...
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    Fighting cancer with humanity and innovative research
    Australian cancer researchers at internationally recognised Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne are transforming patients’ lives with groundbreaking research fast-tracked direct from the lab to ...
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    Sire purchase: Australia’s champion bulls
    The biggest supplier of bovine genetics in the country, Genetics Australia, is finding new markets in Latin America and China, as rapidly escalating demand for dairy and beef sees farmers grow their h ...
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    Australian startup wages war on drug-resistant superbugs
    The emergence of superbugs, immune to existing antibiotics, is a significant global public health problem. An Australian biomedical company, co-founded by Alison Todd, is developing world-leading diag ...
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    The ripple that caused a universal wave
    A mere month after the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded for the first ever detection of gravitational waves, another extraordinary announcement was made. Strange ripples in space-time were dete ...
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    New glue seals wounds in seconds
    Australian scientists have invented a gel that seals wounds and stops bleeding – both internally and externally – within 60 seconds. The breakthrough glue has the potential to revolutionise emergency ...
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    The L'Oreal-UNESCO Women in Science Fellowships 2017
    Since 2007, the L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Australia & New Zealand Fellowships have been recognising the achievements of exceptional female scientists at different stages of their careers. T ...
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    Turning back time
    It might sound like science fiction but Australian scientist and entrepreneur David Sinclair is determined to slow the ageing process and revolutionise medicine and healthcare. He strongly believes th ...
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