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Gene-based medicine centre to open at ANU

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A centre dedicated to using a person’s own genes to cure their illness will soon be set up at the Australian National University. ANU has received $7.3 million from Australian Capital Territory Health to set up Canberra Clinical Genomics. This centre will work ...

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New education weekly review podcast launches

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APN Educational Media is today debuting its new, as yet untitled, weekly review podcast. The new show will look at the nurturing and education of people from preschool age (EarlyLearningReview.com.au), through primary and high school (EducationReview.com.au) and into tertiary education (CampusReview.com.au). The ...

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Drive education towards technology: Pearson boss

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The chief executive of the Australian branch of multinational private education firm Pearson will warn an audience of educators that they risk becoming irrelevant in the hot-topic education debate. In his speech to next week’s EduTECH conference in Brisbane, David Barnett, chief ...

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Blubbing good for bubs’ sleep: study

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Having a literal ‘cry baby’ may be favourable when it comes to sleep, Flinders University research has found. The study, published in the American journal Pediatrics, showed that infants who wailed themselves to sleep generally slept better than those who ...

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Mission to recover Monash climber continues

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Efforts to recover a Monash lecturer’s body from Mount Everest continue. Marisa Strydom’s family were hoping a recovery team could get her body to camp 2 on Wednesday. “Maybe helicopter to Kathmandu tomorrow if weather permits. Nothing definite,” her mother-in-law Patricia ...

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Probe on dodgy Victorian training schools

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Dozens of Victorian education providers will be scrutinised by a new investigation unit looking into dodgy training courses across the state. The new squad, headed by a former Victorian ombudsman investigator, will conduct detailed investigations into “unscrupulous training providers” and ...

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