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2010-12-03 15:45:42

Scientists have discovered that the alteration of a single gene could cause some male embryos to develop as females.

2010-11-10 14:14:15

An Australian research team from the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, the University of Melbourne and the University of Queensland has identified a new risk factor for developing breast cancer.

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2010-10-28 12:40:00

Researchers from North Carolina State University have found a way to optimize the development of DNA self-assembling materials, which hold promise for technologies ranging from drug delivery to molecular sensors.

2010-10-13 19:16:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Victorian Premier John Brumby and IBM announced today plans to build IBM's first global research and development laboratory at the University of Melbourne in the state of Victoria, Australia.

2010-10-12 18:05:53

Australian scientists have developed a potentially groundbreaking new measure of the health of an embryo and the likelihood of a successful pregnancy in IVF treatment.

2010-09-30 17:11:34

Close relatives of women diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 35 years are at an increased risk of developing other cancers.

2010-09-20 10:37:24

Patterned feathers, previously thought to be used only for camouflage in birds, can play an important role in attracting a mate and fending off rivals, a University of Melbourne study reveals.

2010-07-28 14:47:31

Australian scientists have identified the behaviour of the mutant protein ‘huntingtin’ which leads to the fatal Huntington’s disease providing potential targets to treat the disease.

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2010-07-22 09:40:00

Four never before discovered species of octopus--as well as venom that remains effective at sub-zero temperatures--have been located by researchers.

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2010-06-23 09:30:04

The evolution of bird bills is related to climate according to latest research by the University of Melbourne, Australia and Brock University, Canada.


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