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2010-04-28 13:40:00

Melting sea ice has been shown to be a major cause of warming in the Arctic.

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2010-03-30 10:20:00

Officials in Australia have unveiled a prototype for a bionic eye device - an instrument that looks like a pair of sunglasses, but could one day help the visually impaired regain their sight.

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2010-03-23 09:15:00

It will be harder to lie about your age or your poker hand after new research by the University of Melbourne, Australia has revealed that our eye position betrays the numbers we are thinking about.

2010-02-16 13:44:48

A University of Melbourne study has revealed that certain breast cancer genetic variants increase mammographic density, confirming the link between mammographic breast density and breast cancer.

2010-01-22 00:40:57

Scientists at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and the University of Melbourne in Australia have discovered the cells that cause a common type of childhood leukaemia – T cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (T-ALL).

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2009-11-30 09:04:59

Understanding how kangaroos repair their DNA could be the key to preventing skin cancer in the future.

2009-09-05 23:35:00

An Australian study of families with genetic risk of bowel cancer has found that 50 percent of participants declined genetic testing when informed of insurance implications.

2009-09-03 23:30:00

Species living in restricted environments such as the tropics may lack adequate variation in their genes and be unable to adapt to climate change, according to a new study.

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2009-07-30 12:40:00

Scientists have discovered a songbird with a bald head - the first of a new species of songbirds in Asia.


Word of the Day
friseur
  • A hairdresser.
The word 'friseur' comes from French friseur, from friser ("to curl, frizz").
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