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That’s not a database – CrocBITE is a database

An Australian-led international project that compiles data from crocodile attacks on humans is set to expand thanks to a much-needed funding boost. The Worldwide Crocodilian Attack Database, dubbed CrocBITE by co-creator and Charles Darwin University researcher Dr Adam Britton, was developed ...

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Research to SPARK commercial viability

UTS has unveiled its latest program aimed at maximising the commercialisation of research, announcing a new start-up plan in partnership with the Kolling Institute of Medical Research at Sydney’s Royal North Shore hospital. SPARK Sydney, which the university spruiks as the ...

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3 minutes of dolphins, noise and men, wins

A Curtin University PhD student who spends much of her time recording and analysing underwater soundscapes for the mutual benefit of local dolphin and human populations has taken out the 2014 Trans-Tasman Three Minute Thesis (TMT) title. Having already won ...

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GPs working heavier caseloads

GPs are working harder now than they were a decade ago and older patients accounted for about a third of their clinical workload in 2013–14, new research shows. The results come from two reports published today from the Family Medicine Research ...

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Don’t stop the press – yet

With the bulk of print news circulation in freefall, Charles Sturt University has revealed some mildly heartening research findings for media companies: many young people apparently still love reading their news the old-fashioned way – on paper. The study, carried ...

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Nurses can inform palliative-care decisions

Nurses may realise early in the piece that patients are ready to move from life-prolonging treatment to palliative care but are unable to make that decision for them, a recent study has highlighted. University of Queensland School of Social Science associate ...

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Go8 dominate ARC grants again

Go8 universities were once again the big winners of Australian Research Council grants. Collectively, they picked up almost 70 per cent of the $354 million in allocated federal funds from the latest round. Leading the way was UNSW, which received $45.3 million that will fund ...

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Trial and error

Collective vigilance is required to safeguard the reliability of published medical research. By Chris Del Mar Our current view about the publishing of scientific results is that it runs along narrow rails. It goes something like this: A study is ...

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Alzheimer’s blood test promises early detection

A blood test for the diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease has been developed. The test, made by University of Melbourne researchers, has the potential to improve detections of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease to 91 per cent accuracy. Brain imaging can detect ...

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Chief scientiest launches expansive HASS report

A report on humanities and social sciences (HASS) in Australian educational institutions, released yesterday, has provided arguably the clearest snapshot yet of challenges facing the sector’s sustainability. Launched at the National Press Club in Canberra yesterday by Australian chief scientist ...

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