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Australian researchers to undertake major HIV drug review UNSW researchers will conduct a major project to optimise the drugs used to treat HIV after receiving an $18 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The study is seen ...

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Inverted chromatin, not carrots, the key to night vision Nocturnal mammals such as mice, cats, deer and lemurs remodel the DNA within their eyes to turn photoreceptor cells into light-collecting lenses, according to an article by scientists from Ludwig-Maximilians University ...

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No resumption of Commercial Ready, says Carr The government won’t reinstate the Commercial Ready early stage technology development fund, innovation minister Kim Carr told the online publicationAustralian Life Scientist. “Many organisations have made representations to me about the program and ...

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Stalagmites may show how fast ice is melting Researchers may be able to establish how fast the world’s ice sheets are melting by studying rare preserved stalagmites in a coastal cave in Italy. The stalagmites provide a timeline of sea ...

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Loneliness and bad jobs a real pain in the back If you are unhappy with your job or live alone, chances are you will take longer to recover from lower back pain than your less stressed and better supported counterparts, ...

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Trapping rainbows for future computers A new approach to trapping rainbows could lead to a form of computing that uses many different colours of light simultaneously to convey information. The approach, developed by Ivan Garanovich, Andrey Sukhorukov and Yuri Kivshar ...

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Green tea, mushrooms cut breast cancer risk Chinese women who ate mushrooms and drank green tea significantly cut their risk of breast cancer and the severity of the cancer in those who did develop it. Min Zhang, from the University ...

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Fishing for science The changing habitats of marine species along the Tasmanian coast is to come under the spotlight. The Tasmanian Aquaculture and Fisheries Institute (TAFI) has received funding to implement the Coastal Climate Change Range Extension Database and Mapping ...

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New lizard species to change conservation approaches The discovery of several new species of Australian lizards will completely change conservation management practices, a University of Adelaide researcher says. Paul Oliver, a PhD student, has completed a detailed genetic study of ...

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Creative industries receive major boost A $17 million Creative Industries Innovation Centre to be located at UTS will provide free assistance to businesses in the creative sector to boost productivity. It is one of six innovation centres funded under the ...

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