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A wisp of a fibre can nail criminals


July 13th, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 13 (IANS) Now a single wisp of fibre would be sufficient to nail criminals, thanks to the latest advance in forensic science.Forensic and analytical chemistry reseachers from Flinders ... Read more...

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Breakthrough opens way for curing auto-immune disease


March 13th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 13 (IANS) A revolutionary breakthrough could finally pave the way to cure practically incurable and debilitating auto-immune diseases such as lupus and Sjogren's syndrome.These auto-immune diseases are ... Read more...

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Problem teens bashing up parents


February 24th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 24 (IANS) Domestic violence has got a little bit nastier with a growing number of problem teens abusing and bashing up their parents, a study reveals.Flinders University law ... Read more...

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‘Rework climate change models to save snails’


February 8th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 8 (IANS) Some of the world's smallest creatures like snails are in danger of becoming extinct unless climate change models are reworked to save them.Snails usually play a ... Read more...

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Mineral-rich rice to ease world’s nutritional disorder


September 12th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 12 (IANS) White rice is unable to meet daily nutritional requirements because it has lower levels of iron, zinc and pro-vitamin A. Scientists have now engineered iron-rich rice ... Read more...

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New device to explore your guts


September 8th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 8 (IANS) Gastric disorders can now be easily diagnosed with the help of a new device that provides unprecedented clarity of muscular contractions even in the deepest digestive ... Read more...

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Study busts myth of ‘lefties’ being more gifted


June 8th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 8 (IANS) Psychologists have busted the myth that left-handed people are more gifted.In a study led by Professor Mike Nicholls, director of the Brain and Cognition Lab in ... Read more...

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Oz teens at risk from ‘dangerous’ online friends


March 15th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 15 (ANI): A survey has revealed that almost one in five South Australian teens has gone so far as to meet a stranger they first came into contact with ... Read more...

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Cashier steals $27 mn to ‘help’ homeless!


March 4th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, March 4 (IANS) A university cashier has confessed to siphoning off over $27 million from Adelaide's Flinders University to use the money to buy shares in a National Basketball ... Read more...

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Your profession influences which drugs you use to get a high


November 30th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 30 (ANI): An Oz expert has suggested that a person's job can influence their drug use.Ken Pidd, of Adelaide's Flinders University, said that people in construction were more than twice ... Read more...

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Humans ‘responsible for megafauna demise’


November 30th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 30 (ANI): Megafauna demise fossils discovered in southwestern Australia dig have suggested that climate change was not solely responsible for the demise of early giant marsupials.The research led by ... Read more...

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Giving oxygen doesn’t help all patients, shows study


September 8th, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 8 (IANS) Roughly half the patients of critical diseases given oxygen to help ease their breathing don't seem to benefit from the therapy.The study of 240 patients in Australia, ... Read more...

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Coming soon, mobiles that even work where there’s no reception


July 12th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 12 (ANI): Australian researchers have created a new software that will allow mobile phones to communicate without any reception.According to the Australian Broadcasting Company, researchers from Flinders University went to ... Read more...

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Potato salad with barbeque cuts cancer risk


June 10th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 11 (ANI): Potato salad can help cut the cancer risk posed by eating red meat, according to a new Aussie research.Flinders University researchers have confirmed that the starch contained in ... Read more...

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Scientists work on ways to track terror bomb sources


May 27th, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 27 (IANS) Organic peroxides are being increasingly preferred as explosives by terrorists because they can be easily prepared and don't required to be purchased off the shelf. New techniques for ... Read more...

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Video game before bedtime ‘has mild effect on adolescent sleep’


April 15th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): Playing a video game before bedtime has only a mild effect on the sleep of older male teens, a new study suggests.The study appears in the April 15 ... Read more...

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‘Muffin-top’ tweens rising Down Under


November 5th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 5 (ANI): One in three girls aged between nine and 13 is overweight or obese, a new Australian study has showed.The new study found that girls as young as nine ... Read more...

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Eminent litterateur Meenakshi Mukherjee dead


September 16th, 2009 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 16 (IANS) Eminent litterateur and Sahitya Akademi winner Meenakshi Mukherjee died here Wednesday. She was 72. Mukherjee, a professor at the University of Hyderabad, fainted and collapsed at the ... Read more...

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Scientists unearth remains of giant hippo-like animal


September 2nd, 2009 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 2 (IANS) Scientists have uncovered the remains of a giant hippo-like creature near Alcoota, a find that will shed new light on the territory's prehistoric past. For 25 years, palaeontologsts ... Read more...

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Seagrass habitat helped seahorses evolve their upright posture 25 mln yrs ago


May 6th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, May 6 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found that seahorses evolved their upright posture some 25 million years ago, thanks in part to an expansion of vertical seagrass habitat.The ... Read more...

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Oz scientist unveils world’’s first shoe cell phone!


March 2nd, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, March 2 (ANI): An Australian computer scientist has developed the world''s first shoe phone, and has even published detailed step-by-step instructions online. According to a report in the Sydney Morning ... Read more...

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Shoe phone may soon be a reality


January 23rd, 2009 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 23 (ANI): A Flinders University computer scientist is trying to make the shoe phone a reality.Post-doctoral fellow in bioinformatics, Paul Gardner-Stephen, who first developed a phone inside a shoe ... Read more...

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Grape seed can prevent Alzheimers


November 10th, 2008 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 10 (IANS) Grape seeds have been found to prevent Alzheimer's disease. Using a mouse model, a team of researchers headed by Xin-Fu Zhou of Flinders University, has found that adding ... Read more...

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Single man inseminating 30 lesbians sparks incest fears Down Under


October 9th, 2008 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 9 (ANI): Unregulated sperm donation Down Under has led to an unusual situation where children of lesbians are mixing socially creating potential risk for incestuous relationships.According to one of ... Read more...

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Selenium enriched milk may help prevent cancer


September 1st, 2008 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 1 (IANS) The cow could play a role in boosting the anti-cancer properties of the natural trace element, selenium, according to a new study. A team led by Graeme Young ... Read more...

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Out of love, out of home


March 28th, 2008 - 11:38 am ICT by admin
DPA Sydney, March 28 (DPA) A wonderful thing about research is its capacity to blow apart received notions. Consider home ownership. Hardly a day goes by in Australia without a newspaper story or ... Read more...

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Sudoku might help prevent spam in the inbox


November 19th, 2007 - 3:24 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): When it comes to preventing unwanted emails in the inbox the answer might lie in mathematical puzzles like Sudoku.Australian computer scientist Paul Gardner-Stephen from Flinders University in Adelaide ... Read more...

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