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2011-09-19 19:54:25

In more than 70 per cent of legal disputes over informed consent, patients allege the doctor failed to properly explain the risks of complications.

2011-09-19 18:56:19

More species could be saved from extinction under climate change thanks to a new model scientists have developed to guide allocation of conservation funding.

2011-08-24 18:41:05

Wheezy toddlers who have a sensitivity to house dust mites are more at risk of developing asthma by the age of 12.

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2011-08-21 14:54:24

An international team of researchers believe they have identified the gene responsible for the creature's hop.

2011-08-05 14:05:09

A new study has revealed in unprecedented detail how parasites use different nutrients needed for growth, providing University of Melbourne researchers with unique drug targets against Leishmania, a tropical parasite that infects 12 million people worldwide and causes 500,000 deaths annually.

2011-08-01 14:32:23

A new source of very cold electrons will improve the quality and speed of nanoimaging for drug and materials development, to a trillionth of a second.

2011-07-14 06:35:00

MELBOURNE, Australia, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite the increase in online scams and malicious websites, Internet consumers are 20% more trusting of websites than they were five years ago, according to a new University of Melbourne study.

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2011-07-07 09:30:16

Mother kangaroos face higher health risks to carry and raise their young than their non-reproducing sisters.

2011-07-05 12:11:14

Rising air temperatures in the Arctic region have led to an increase in rainfall and a decrease in snowfall, making the sea ice more susceptible to melting, a new study has revealed.

2011-07-01 13:24:06

Researchers can now see objects more precisely and faster at the nanoscale due to utilising the full color spectrum of synchrotron light, opening the way for faster 3D nanoimaging.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.