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UoW donor calls gifts path to immortality

The donor of a $1.3 million grant to the University of Wollongong argues funding education is the single best investment one can make for future generations and useful in ensuring “a bit of immortality”. Emeritus professor Ken McKinnon, former UoW ...

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‘Bionic spinal cord’ heads for human trials

A device implanted in a brain blood vessel may one day enable people with spinal cord injuries to walk again, University of Melbourne researchers have announced. Limbs wouldn’t be reactivated, but the person’s direct thought might be able to control equipment ...

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Nose spray relieves childbirth pain: study

Women may soon be able to use a nasal spray for pain relief during childbirth following successful trials by an Australian midwifery researcher. The nasal spray analgesic drug, fentanyl, was shown to be just as effective in relieving labour pain ...

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Site of 10,000-year-old massacre found in Kenya

Scientists have made the grim discovery of a 10,000-year-old massacre site on the shores of a Kenyan lake. The Cambridge University-led expedition recovered 12 skeletons, of men and women, at Nataruk near Lake Turkana. Some skeletons had their skulls crushed, ...

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Website crowdsources to fund research

Nearly all applications for public research grants – 86 per cent – go unfunded. So a businessman has taken matters into his own hands to get quality research the money it needs. George Crones is founder and leader of crowdfunding ...

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