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Are there too many Daves in research?

As Professor Deb Verhoeven spoke at Universities Australia’s 2018 Higher Education Conference, some men shuffled out of the vast auditorium. Although she wasn’t sure if it was because of her speech or the need for the bathroom or a snack, it was ...

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Academics hunt for the wilderwomen

Adventurer Bear Grylls, of Man vs. Wild fame, was first praised, then scorned for his ‘tough guy’ persona. All the while, most people hadn’t heard of Megan Hine. The fair-skinned, doe-eyed fellow Brit was once described by Grylls as “stronger than 99 per ...

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WSU designs bionic voice for cancer survivors

Researchers from Western Sydney University have created a game changer in the global field of electronic voice research, which will be applied to help cancer survivors. For the first time, researchers have confirmed that prosthetics can generate a high-quality human-sounding ...

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‘Diet genes’ not a thing: Stanford University

In 2007 (not 1986, as the cover would have you believe), Pamela McDonald and Wayne Dyer’s book, The Gene Diet, was first published. Despite its sensational-sounding subtitle – Use Your Body’s Own APO E Gene to Treat High Cholesterol, Weight Problems, ...

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Google as a cancer control tool: USC, QUT

The University of the Sunshine Coast and Queensland University of Technology scientists have found what they call a “surprising link” between Google searches about melanoma and the number of confirmed cases. The team of researchers collaborated with the Cancer Council ...

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