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Mechanism discovered to help treat inflammation


September 3rd, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 3 (IANS) The discovery of a crucial step in the body's process for healing wounds could open a new way of treating inflammation, which is the immune system's ... Read more...

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New antibody shows promising results in spinal cord injury


August 30th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 30 (IANS) A new antibody has shown promising results in reversing the damage caused by injury to the spinal cord, according to new research.The body produces an inflammatory ... Read more...

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Alcohol can triple original dose of medicine


July 27th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 27 (IANS) Always avoid alcohol while taking certain medicines because it actually triples the original dose, warn researchers.Lab experiments have demonstrated how alcohol made several drugs up to ... Read more...

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Discovery may help target Alzheimer’s better


July 26th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 26 (IANS) Panic disorders and Alzheimer's can be treated more effectively by targeting a new brain area that specialises in peripheral vision, according to a research.Researchers led by ... Read more...

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Low birth weight, poor diet impair girls’ learning ability


July 18th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 18 (IANS) Lower birth weight and poor diet in childhood can lead to poor learning and behaviour in children, particularly girls, according to a new study.Researchers from Australia's ... Read more...

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‘Women hunched over desks for long gain weight’


July 11th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 11 (IANS) Middle-aged working women who spend long hours hunched over their desks are more likely to gain greater weight, say Australian researchers.The study analysed the impact of ... Read more...

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Bees help flowers grow same hues across oceans


June 8th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 8 (IANS) Plants separated by vast oceans and 34 million years evolved to produce the same coloured flower petals because of their reliance on bees for pollination, according ... Read more...

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Eat home-cooked food for longer life!


June 8th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 8 (IANS) Tucking into a home-cooked meal can make you live longer, new research says. Researchers from Monash University, the National Defence Medical Centre and the National Health ... Read more...

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Dark chocolate reduces risk of cardiac fatalities


June 4th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 4 (IANS) Daily consumption of dark chocolate reduces risks of fatal and non-fatal heart attacks, new research says. Monash University researchers showed that dark chocolate's blood pressure-and cholesterol-lowering ... Read more...

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Zebra fish’s self-healing could help spinal injury victims


June 3rd, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 3 (IANS) Scientists have decoded the secrets of the zebra fish's amazing ability to heal its spinal cord after injury. The findings could eventually pave the way to ... Read more...

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Scientists unravel climate patterns from glacial debris


May 22nd, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 22 (IANS) Scientists have developed a new diagnostic tool that will enable better understanding of global climate patterns. By distinguishing whether debris in glacial deposits originates from climatic ... Read more...

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Fossils of bird-like dinosaurs discovered in Australia


May 18th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 18 (IANS) Seven different killer dinosaurs once inhabited what is now southeastern Australia, ranging in size from cat-sized killers to a nine-metre-long T. Rex-like predator. The discovery represents ... Read more...

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Indian students once again head for Australia


May 9th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, May 9 (IANS) Indian students are once again heading to Australia, along with a rise in international students, with the perceived threat of physical violence having receded to a ... Read more...

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‘Obese women receive lower starting salaries’


May 2nd, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 2 (IANS) Obese women are more likely to be discriminated against when applying for jobs and also receive lower starting salaries than their slim colleagues, an Australian study ... Read more...

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Blocking protein could halt debilitating brain disease


April 30th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 30 (IANS) Blocking a protein that contributes to acute nerve damage could halt the development of debilitating Multiple Sclerosis (MS), says a new study.Some of MS symptoms are ... Read more...

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Disarming bugs can combat antibiotic resistance


April 5th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 5 (IANS) Disarming harmful bugs could be a better way to combat antibiotic resistance than by killing them, says a new study. Research led by Monash University in ... Read more...

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Bionic eye implant ready for human trials


February 9th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 9 (IANS) Offering hope to more than 160 million people worldwide who are considered clinically blind, a bionic eye implant will be ready for human trials in 2013, ... Read more...

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24 mn generations for mice to grow to elephant size


January 31st, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 31 (IANS) It would take at least 24 million generations for a mouse-sized creature to evolve into something as big as an elephant. Conversely, it would require only ... Read more...

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Production of sperm may lower immunity


January 31st, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 31 (IANS) Production of sperm not only seems to lower one's immunity but is also a more biologically taxing process than previously thought.Damian Dowling of Monash University's School ... Read more...

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‘Touch-screen devices distract drivers’


December 21st, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Dec 21 (IANS) Portable touch-screen devices in cars distract drivers and increase the risk of accidents, Australian scientists said Wednesday.The research team was led by author Kristie Young from ... Read more...

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Scientists stumble upon ’stop cancer’ gene


November 16th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 16 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled upon a gene that halts a common form of skin cancer, potentially opening the way to better treatment in future.Stepen Jane, professor of ... Read more...

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Scientists grow heart cells in lab


November 3rd, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 3 (IANS) Scientists have hit upon a new and reliable way of producing heart cells in a lab, which would help in the battle against heart diseases.The Monash ... Read more...

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Daring animals hitchhike to colonise new lands


October 24th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 24 (IANS) Hitchhiking, believed to be the preserve of poets and wanderers, is also an activity undertaken by daring animals to explore and colonise new lands.David Chapple, Bob ... Read more...

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Scientists reveal how superbug turns killer


October 17th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 17 (IANS) Researchers have revealed how a common hospital pathogen turns into a deadly superbug, killing more and more patients worldwide.A mutation in the Clostridium difficile causes potentially ... Read more...

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Found! Hormone that makes you pile on pounds


October 16th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 16 (IANS) A hormone like leptin could hold the key to why and how people pile on pounds.Our bodies secrete leptin in response to increasing fat deposits, said ... Read more...

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Obese targeted at workplace


September 27th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 27 (IANS) Obese individuals seem to be stigmatised at the workplace and in cultural settings, which has a negative bearing on their health, social behaviour and outcome, researchers ... Read more...

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Marriage can kill the criminal in you


September 27th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 27 (IANS) Marriage can help reduce crime by enabling people to develop greater self-control.Walter Forrest, criminologist, Monash University and associate professor Carter Hay from Florida State University found ... Read more...

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Kidney cells could help do away with transplants


July 28th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Syndey, July 28 (IANS) Around 60 million people worldwide have chronic kidney disease and many need dialysis or transplants. But thanks to a vital breakthrough, patients' own kidney cells collected ... Read more...

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Graphite-water combo recharges batteries in seconds


July 18th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 18 (IANS) A combination of graphite and water could revolutionise energy storage by recharging batteries in mere seconds while performing as efficiently as lithium ion batteries.Dan Li, from ... Read more...

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One in five of HIV-infected develop dementia


June 30th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 30 (IANS) HIV can hide in the brain, concealed from the immune system and antiviral drugs, and cause dementia in the victim.The discovery unravels the link between HIV ... Read more...

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Tamarind derivative repairs damaged brain cells


June 8th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 8 (IANS) A compound from tamarind tree could help spur the growth of damaged brain and spinal cord nerve cells, which characterises diseases such as Parkinson's.Doctoral student Andrew ... Read more...

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‘Smart bandage’ to speed up wound healing


June 6th, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 6 (IANS) Smart bandages that can change colour to reveal the progress of wound healing, besides speeding up their recovery, are in the offing."We hope that the dressing ... Read more...

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Why some birds baby sit others’ offspring


May 3rd, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 3 (IANS) Why some birds help raise offspring which aren't their own has been an endearing mystery. But it now turns out that they may be doing so ... Read more...

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Victoria’s Monash Varsity website hacked


April 17th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr. 17 (ANI): Victoria's Monash University has reported to "specialist agencies" the hacking of its website home page, which on Saturday displayed the words "Hacked by yaser007" in red above a ... Read more...

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Childhood eczema ups adult allergic asthma risk nine fold


April 16th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): A new study has found that children who have eczema, particularly when occurring with hay fever, are nine times more likely to develop allergic asthma in their 40s.The ... Read more...

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