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Sweet taste of Nobel success

The more chocolate that a country’s citizens eat, the more Nobel prize winners they produce, says an article published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Columbia University’s Professor Franz Messerli wrote that flavonoids, antioxidants found in cocoa, green tea, ...

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Marijuana linked to premature births

People have been urged to stop smoking marijuana with new research saying that women who use the drug can more than double the risk of giving birth to a baby prematurely. The large international study led by University of Adelaide ...

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Catching a cold in motion

Researchers hope a supercomputer simulation of the common cold virus will help in drug development Melbourne researchers are now simulating in 3D the motion of the complete human rhinovirus, the most frequent cause of the common cold, on Australia’s fastest ...

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Scientists kick a robot goal

Could robots be the football champions of the future? Forget Rooney, Ronaldo and Pirlo, a new breed of champion “footballers” has arrived and, who knows, it could be just the thing for Australia’s A-league. Bolts, Nuts and Sparksy from Plymouth ...

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Scientists recognised in citation awards

Twelve Australian researchers and seven organisations were recognised at the prestigious Thomson Reuters Australia Citation and Innovation Awards in Canberra. Australia was ranked among the top 20 nations (17th ) in all fields for the influence of its scientific papers ...

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New ARC head likes the big challenges

When Professor Aidan Byrne was a small child he liked taking things apart, which is something small children tend to do. The difference with Byrne was, he knew how to put them back together again.    “I think I picked ...

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Nanopatch sparks interest at med-tech conference

An innovative project that will change the way vaccines are delivered to patients sparked the most interest at the AusMedtech conference and investment summit in Sydney. The Vaxxas Nonopatch developed by the University of Queensland is expected to reduce production ...

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Law schools need their doctors

Highly qualified and experienced academics enrich legal education, writes Patrick Keyzer.  In the April 30 edition of Campus Review, Professor Lee Stuesser, who has recently been appointed Foundation Dean at Lakehead University in Canada, wrote an article in which he ...

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Nursing research centre a first

A five-year, multimillion-dollar research centre dedicated to improving nursing care has been launched at Griffith University. The first dedicated centre for research excellence in nursing was opened by the Governor-General, Quentin Bryce, in Brisbane, who praised the quality of the ...

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