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Discovery opens way to better arthritis treatment


May 2nd, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 2 (IANS) Muscle inflammation outside the joints is as much to blame for discomfort and poor mobility in arthritis sufferers as inflammation of the joint itself, says a ... Read more...

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Researchers transmit record 186 GB data per second


December 14th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) Researchers have successfully transmitted 186 gigabits of data per second (GBps), accomplishing a new world record and helping usher in the next generation of high-speed network ... Read more...

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New Zealand launches online sign language dictionary


June 26th, 2011 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, June 26 (IANS) Deaf people in New Zealand can now learn sign language on the internet. The country has just launched a multimedia sign language dictionary.The online database contains ... Read more...

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Want to lose weight? Eat dark chocolate!


May 2nd, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 2 (IANS) It might be considered a sinful pleasure, but the fact is that chocolates help lose weight and improve health.These revelations were made by Victoria University researcher ... Read more...

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Wily wasps dump foraging ants far from food sources


March 31st, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 31 (IANS) Wasps, frustrated at having to compete with foraging ants, pick them up in their mandibles and dump them far from food sources. As the number of ... Read more...

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Experts say Thorpe’s peak years are over


February 4th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb.4 (ANI): Experts have said that champion Olympian swimmer Ian Thorpe knows that his peak years are all but over, but he still hopes that his best is yet to come.Thorpe's ... Read more...

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Kiwi teacher fighting for career after posing naked for Penthouse


January 16th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Zealand, Jan 16 (ANI): A former teacher who appeared naked on Australian Penthouse's website is now fighting for her career.Rachel Whitwell, fiancee of Kiwi porn king and Boobs on Bikes organiser ... Read more...

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Roll-your-own smokers more addicted: Study


January 13th, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Jan 13 (ANI): New research has suggested that people who roll their own cigarettes are more addicted than those who smoke the readymade variety.Amy Lewis of the Victoria University has found ... Read more...

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Rolled out cigarettes more addictive, shows study


January 13th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Jan 13 (IANS) Smokers who prefer roll-your-own tobacco may be more intensely addicted to the habit than those who puff on readymade cigarettes.Doctoral graduate Amy Lewis at the Victoria University in ... Read more...

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Oz to review strict student visa program following drastic drop in Indian enrolments


December 17th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 17(ANI): Australia's Tertiary Education Minister Chris Evans has announced that a review of the international student visa program will be conducted following which changes may be carried out to prop ... Read more...

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Oz visa system behind slump in Indian and international student numbers: Experts


November 13th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 13(ANI): Australia is facing years of decline before universities recover from a significant slump in international student numbers, experts have said.The experts believe that the current visa system takes too ... Read more...

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Sexsomnia runs in the family, says expert


October 22nd, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 22 (ANI): Scientists at Victoria University have found world-first evidence that sexsomnia - the bizarre act of having sex while asleep - could be genetic.Gerard Kennedy, an associate professor in ... Read more...

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Sexsomnia linked to gene?


October 22nd, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Oct 22 (IANS) The condition of sexsomnia, the bizarre act of having sex while asleep, could be genetic, according to evidence found by an Australian researcher.Gerard Kennedy, an associate professor in ... Read more...

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Nightmares occur more frequently than thought


October 21st, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 21 (ANI): A mew Australian research states that nightmares are more common than though - as 16 percent of the people have dreams that make them wake in fright every ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Kiwi-Indian students’ facebook page protesting Dixit slur bombarded with racist hate messages


October 9th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Oct 9 (ANI): The Facebook pages of two Kiwi-Indian students, which they set up to condemn the TV presenter for his 'racist' comments against Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, have ... Read more...

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Holidays ‘can help you live longer’


July 24th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 24 (ANI): Taking that much needed break from work can do more than relax you - it can increase the number of years you live.The new study shows that taking ... Read more...

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Travel seems to chase the blues way


July 21st, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 21 (IANS) Travel acts as an antidote for the clinically depressed. "We know that people in The Netherlands and the US who travel report greater levels of happiness than those who ... Read more...

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Indian-origin student wins New Zealand debate


July 19th, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, July 19 (IANS) An Indian-origin student of New Zealand's Victoria University was part of a team that won a debating competition in which 100-odd varsities take part every year. Udayan Mukherjee was ... Read more...

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Indian students forced to share rooms with 10 over lack of housing in Melbourne


July 19th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 19(ANI): Costly and lack of housing options in Melbourne is forcing international students, including Indians, to share rooms with as many as nine others.The Victorian Tenants Union said that rent ... Read more...

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Australian varsity offers help to Gujarat


July 1st, 2010 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, July 1 (IANS) A high-level delegation of Victoria University of Australia called on Chief Minister Narendra Modi here Thursday and offered to partner and assist Gujarat's efforts in higher education. The ... Read more...

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Victoria is Indian visitors favourite holiday visit


March 12th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar.12 (ANI): More Indians than ever are holidaying in Victoria despite a spate of attacks on students from the subcontinent, says state Tourism Minister Tim Holding.The Tourism Research Australia survey released ... Read more...

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95 per cent chance that Man is to blame for global warming


March 5th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 5 (ANI): A new study has found that there is a 95 per cent chance that human activity is to blame for global warming, and only 5 percent chance that ... Read more...

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Indians in Australia feel safe, say studies


February 16th, 2010 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Three new studies released by the Australian high commission here Tuesday show that a majority of international students, including Indians, feel safe in that country even though ... Read more...

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Studies show most Indian students in Australia feel safe


February 16th, 2010 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.16 (ANI): Three new studies show the overwhelming majority of international students in Australia, including Indian students, feel safe and are happy in Australia.A study by JWT Education conducted in ... Read more...

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Australian police delay release of survey on racism


February 10th, 2010 - 9:54 am ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Feb 10 (IANS) The release of a research paper providing evidence that Indian students in Melbourne feel racially targeted was delayed by the Australian police. The survey conducted by Victoria University ... Read more...

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Drilling project to reveal climate change in Antarctic


January 29th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 29 (IANS) The world's largest marine geoscience project is underway to drill deep beneath the Antarctic to discover clues to climate change. That would involve boring through two km of ... Read more...

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Placebos actually boost memory


January 22nd, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 22 (IANS) Placebos, inert substances with no medicinal properties, can actually boost memory, new research says. Placebos like sugar pills are given to patients, telling them they may improve their condition, ... Read more...

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Now, a novel way of treating cardiac disorders


January 19th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 19 (IANS) Potassium modulates your heartbeat, say scientists in a significant discovery that could open up an entirely new way of treating cardiac disorders. Agricultural Research (AgR) scientists, working with ... Read more...

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Facebook, Twitter can be scanned to combat suicide


October 14th, 2009 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 14 (ANI): A new research has found that social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and MySpace can be scanned for the depressed and "at risk" users under a new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Late Sir Edmund Hillary still tops ‘greatest living New Zealander’ poll!


September 28th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, September 28 (ANI): Explorer and mountain climber Sir Edmund Hillary might have died more than 18 months ago, but he has still topped a list of the greatest living New Zealander. ... Read more...

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Men worry more about mates’ beliefs rather than partners’ when it comes to size of penis


September 16th, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, September 16 (ANI): An Australian study suggests that men seem to be more concerned about what their mates think rather than their partners, when it comes to the stature and size ... Read more...

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Australian lecturer sought sex, cash to hike marks: Report


August 14th, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Aug 14 (IANS) A law lecturer at Melbourne's Victoria University is alleged to have solicited and received "bribes in the form of sexual favours and money from some female Asian international ... Read more...

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Some trees can camouflage themselves too


July 27th, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 27 (IANS) Like animals, trees can camouflage themselves too, a new study has found. One tree even kept changing the colour of its leaves to protect them from a giant ... Read more...

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Sea to rise 5 metres as West Antarctic ice sheet melts


July 7th, 2009 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 7 (IANS) The melting of West Antarctic ice sheet, Antarctica's most vulnerable part, could raise global sea levels by up to five metres. "Polar ice sheets have grown and collapsed ... Read more...

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Global warming could raise sea level by five metres: Scientist


July 2nd, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, July 2 (DPA) New evidence shows that if global warming melts the West Antarctic ice sheet, sea levels around the world could rise by up to five metres, a New Zealand ... Read more...

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