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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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Testosterone perks memory in post-menopausal women


June 7th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 7 (IANS) Post-menopausal women have better memory after daily treatment with a testosterone spray for six months. "These results offer a potential therapy, where none currently exists, to ... Read more...

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Earth becoming a windier place: Study


March 25th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 25 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the world is getting breezier.Although global warming is a suspect, researchers can't say for sure whether climate change is behind the growing ... Read more...

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Reversal of optical Doppler shift could lead to ‘invisibility cloak’


March 7th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 7 (ANI): For the first time ever, researchers have demonstrated a reversal of the optical Doppler effect, an advance that could lead to the development of 'invisibility cloak' technology.The Doppler ... Read more...

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Bunion deformity more common in women, elderly: Study


February 24th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): A UK population-based study has found that bunion deformity, or hallux valgus, occurs more frequently in women and older individuals.It also determined that an increase in the severity ... Read more...

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Now a super yacht that can fly four metres above water


February 11th, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 11 (ANI): Dreams of sailing and flying at the same time may soon come true, after an Australian designer revealed plans for a yacht that can fly four metres above ... Read more...

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Symptoms of Huntington’s disease appear a decade before diagnosis


December 3rd, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 3 (ANI): A new Australian research has revealed that people with Huntington's disease show symptoms more than a decade before they are likely to get a clinical diagnosis.These early ... Read more...

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Oldest known stone axe discovered in Northern Territory


November 5th, 2010 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 05 (ANI): A piece of stone axe, discovered in the Northern Territory, is believed to be the oldest of its type in the world.The piece, dated at 35,500 years old, ... Read more...

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Protein ‘bullet’ guns down cancer cells


November 2nd, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 2 (IANS) A protein 'bullet' fired by immune system cells, known as perforin, can gun down cancer cells, researchers say.Scientists used a powerful electron microscope to see how perforin blasts ... Read more...

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Why white cars never go out of vogue


September 13th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 13 (ANI): A new survey has indicated that amidst so many colour options, the most popular shade among American car buyers is plain old white.Since 2007, when white ended silver's ... Read more...

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Kerala nursing students in Melbourne to protest new rules


August 10th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 10 (IANS) Hundreds of nursing students from Kerala in Melbourne will march in protest to the Victorian parliament Wednesday against the new rules for nurses. Vinaya Augustine, 25, ... Read more...

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Male foetuses ignore stressed mums - unlike sensitive females


July 21st, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 21 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Adelaide in South Australia have discovered that male foetuses ignore their mothers' response to stress - unlike females, which are very sensitive to ... Read more...

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New theory on why some mountains form, crumble


July 16th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 16 (ANI): Scientists in Australia have come up with a new theory about the movement of tectonic plates that can help explain why and when some mountains form and crumble.Geophysicist ... Read more...

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Excessive texting can make teenagers sick


June 30th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, June 30 (IANS) Teenagers can fall sick if they exchange too much of text messages through mobile phones, according to a new study. The study into the communication habits among youngsters has ... Read more...

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Textaphrenia, textiety, are just a few disorders text addicts suffer


June 30th, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 30 (ANI): A study has revealed that Australian teenagers who are "text addicts" are suffering from a range of serious mental and physical disorders.The study into youth communication habits identified ... Read more...

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‘Hobbits’ were normal, not malformed humans


June 28th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 28 (ANI): Homo floresiensis, dubbed the 'hobbit', who inhabited the Indonesian island of Flores some 13,000 years ago were not malformed humans, scientists have confirmed.When the remains of a tiny, ... Read more...

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Bribery ‘wrong but unavoidable’ in Oz, claim managers


June 14th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, June 14 (ANI): Nine out of ten people in Australia think bribery and corruption is wrong but unavoidable, revealed a study of mid-level business managers' attitude to corruption.Aussies working in Sydney ... Read more...

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Now, cell phones can tell how safe your food is


June 14th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, June 14 (ANI): Consumers who suffer from serious food allergies may depend on their cell phones to predict if it's safe for them or not.Nestle is working with researchers at Deakin ... Read more...

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Australia’s Victoria sitting on $20 billion-worth of gold?


May 9th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 9 (ANI): Up to 20 billion-dollar-worth of undiscovered gold could be lying underground in the Australian state of Victoria, say scientists.In 1851, Victoria experienced its first gold rush - a ... Read more...

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New awards strengthen Australia-India science links


March 4th, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar.4 (ANI): The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Stephen Smith, today announced the winners of the inaugural Australia India Science and Technology Research Awards (AISTRA).The awards support three month overseas research ... Read more...

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Child sex abuse victims at higher risk of suicide


February 16th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 16 (IANS) Children victimised by sexual abuse are at increased risk of suicide and accidental fatal drug overdose later in life, says a new study. Margaret Cutajar, psychologist in forensic behavioural ... Read more...

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Charles Darwin suffered from “cyclical vomiting syndrome”


December 14th, 2009 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 14 (ANI): An Australian doctor has diagnosed the mysterious illness that 19th-century scientist Charles Darwin suffered from, as being "cyclical vomiting syndrome".John Hayman, associate professor at Monash University in Melbourne, ... Read more...

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It’s a lot easier for volcanoes to erupt than we think


November 12th, 2009 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, November 12 (ANI): Scientists, who conducted a study of bubbles trapped in pumice rock, have suggested that it's a lot easier for volcanoes to erupt than we think.According to a report ... Read more...

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Indian scientist discovers X-ray bursts from neutron stars can help reveal their size


September 8th, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, September 8 (ANI): In a new research, an Indian scientist has determined that the pattern of x-rays generated by neutron stars may reveal their true size.According to a report by ABC ... Read more...

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‘Thunder thighs’ may help beat heart disease


September 4th, 2009 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept 4 (ANI): The thinner your thighs, the greater your risk of heart disease - that's the conclusion of a new study.According to the research, which looked at more than 2800 ... Read more...

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How consumers find authenticity in brands


August 25th, 2009 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 25 (ANI): A new study has shed some light on how consumers find authenticity in various brands."Consumer identity goals (or their idealized images of themselves) underpin assessments of whether ... Read more...

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Regular marijuana use leaves men with sexual difficulties


August 25th, 2009 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 25 (ANI): A new study from La Trobe University in Melbourne has found that men who regularly smoke pot are four times more likely to have trouble reaching orgasm.During the ... Read more...

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Artificial red blood cells a step closer


August 24th, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 24 (ANI): A team of Australian scientists has genetically modified human embryonic stem cells to glow red when they develop into premature red blood cells.The breakthrough is seen as the ... Read more...

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What female fish wants in males changes over time


August 14th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 14 (ANI): A new research conducted by Australian scientists has shown that some female fish find different male traits attractive from year to year.According to the researchers, the changing ... Read more...

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Pluto likely to remain a ‘dwarf planet’


August 1st, 2009 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 1 (ANI): A group of astronomers might be pushing for Pluto to be given back the status of a 'planet', but many experts feel that the definition will remain the ... Read more...

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Saturn’s day becomes shorter by five minutes


July 30th, 2009 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, July 30 (ANI): An analysis of Saturn's atmosphere has resulted in the definition of the planet's 'day' becoming shorter by five minutes.According to the analysis, the time it takes the ringed ... Read more...

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It’s official: active kids sleep better


July 23rd, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 23 (ANI): A new study has confirmed what many parents already knew - running around in the day means your child may fall asleep faster at night.The study of 500 ... Read more...

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Oz scientists closer to identify mystery light that lit up universe


June 21st, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, June 21 (ANI): Scientists in Australia are getting closer to identify the mystery light that lit up the universe.The universe was covered in a thick fog of neutral hydrogen gas thirteen ... Read more...

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46 Indian students fled Australia in the past month


June 16th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 16 (IANS) At least 46 Indian students have fled Australia following a rise in the number of violent attacks against the community in the past month and many others are ... Read more...

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Soon, microwaves that could defuse bombs


April 17th, 2009 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 17 (ANI): US researchers are designing a laser-guided microwave blaster to destroy explosives.The weapon, called the Multimode Directed Energy Armament System, could destroy the electronic fuse of an explosive device ... Read more...

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