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2014-04-16 16:13:04

New screening technique opens the door to unlimited opportunities, both in terms of chemistry and biology research Researchers at Griffith University's Eskitis Institute have developed a new technique for discovering natural compounds which could form the basis of novel therapeutic drugs. The corresponding author, Professor Ronald Quinn AM said testing the new process on a marine sponge had delivered not only confirmation that the system is effective, but also a potential lead in the...

2013-11-07 13:56:23

The growing threat to our National Parks from horse dung Research team leader, Associate Professor Catherine Pickering, said the Griffith study looked at the number and types of weed seeds which can be dispersed through horse manure. The findings have been published in the journal Ecological Management and Restoration. "We reviewed 15 studies on seed germination from horse dung; six from Europe, four from North America, three from Australia and one study each from Africa and Central...

2013-06-11 20:58:42

New research to improve environmental flow management of large dams A significant decline in the numbers of native fish in Australia's Murray-Darling Basin may be linked to released dam water being too cold for breeding. This is just one of the findings from a Griffith University led study which found current water releases back into the Murray-Darling system limit fish reproduction and therefore impact freshwater biodiversity. Griffith University Research Fellow Dr Rob Rolls said...

2013-03-25 10:35:50

Griffith University researchers map out new approach An international study, involving researchers from Griffith University's Eskitis Institute, has discovered a molecule which could form the basis of powerful new anti-malaria drugs. Professor Vicky Avery from Griffith University's Eskitis Institute is co-author of the paper "Quinolone-3-Diarylethers: a new class of drugs for a new era of malaria eradication" which has been published in the journal Science Translational Medicine....

2013-03-13 15:50:10

Griffith University researchers find cancer cell weakness Scientists at Griffith University's Institute for Glycomics and The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles have discovered a critical weakness in leukaemic cells, which may pave the way to new treatments. The research team has demonstrated that leukaemic cells can be eradicated by removing a carbohydrate modification displayed on the cell's surface. Director of Griffith University's Institute for...

Kids Who Learn To Swim Early Develop Faster
2012-11-17 06:04:58

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Learning how to swim at an early age could make youngsters smarter and help them reach developmental milestones faster than the average child, according to research conducted at one Australian university. According to a Thursday press statement, Griffith University Institute for Educational Research professor Robyn Jorgensen and colleagues surveyed the parents of 7,000 children under the age of five from Australia, New Zealand,...

2012-11-13 11:04:14

Griffith Uni researchers lead light breakthrough Research physicists have demonstrated the first device capable of amplifying the information in a single particle of light without adding noise. The research collaboration, involving Griffith University, The University of Queensland and University of Science and Technology of China, was able to amplify the noisy quantum state of a single photon subjected to loss, without adding noise in the process; in fact, their amplification reduced...

Scientists Take Picture Of Atom's Shadow
2012-07-04 04:52:53

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The art of microphotography just got a little smaller this week, as researchers announced they were able to snap a photo of a single atom for the first time. A Griffith University research team reported in the journal Nature Communications that they were able to successfully take a picture of the image. "We have reached the extreme limit of microscopy; you can not see anything smaller than an atom using visible light," Professor...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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