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Survey finds encouraging platypus numbers on Kangaroo Island

UNSW researchers have been involved in a platypus survey on Kangaroo Island which was severely affected by bushfires 18 months ago.

Slowing the Sugar Rush to Yield Better Grapes

One of the many challenges for grape growers posed by climate change is the accelerated rate at which grapes ripen in warmer climates, which can result in poor colour and aroma development.

UTS enters the top tier of young unis

The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) has entered the global top ten in the newly announced 2021 Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings.

UOW receives funding for cyber academy partnership

The University of Wollongong (UOW) has secured significant funding from the NSW Department of Education to support the development of the NSW Cyber Academy.

Can mRNA vaccines affect my genetic code?

This opinion piece, by Associate Professor Archa Fox from the UWA School of Human Sciences and School of Molecular Sciences and her colleagues, was published in The Conversation on Friday 25 June 2021.

High dose opioid prescription declines in Queensland – 21-year study

The number of people prescribed opioids in Queensland increased more than 11-fold in two decades, but most prescriptions were in a low-dose range, according to University of Queensland-led research.

NHMRC funding supports diabetes and ovarian cancer clinical trials

Projects protecting against loss of kidney function for diabetes patients and refining ovarian cancer prognosis have received NHMRC funding.

Gene therapy gives families hope for babies with spinal muscular atrophy

A trial has revealed that babies with SMA treated with gene therapy are meeting the normal developmental milestones of any baby.

Saturated fatty acid levels increase when making memories

Saturated fatty acid levels unexpectedly rise in the brain during memory formation, according to University of Queensland research, opening a new avenue of investigation into how memories are made.

Macquarie university ranks in top 100 in times higher education impact...

Times Higher Education (THE) has announced that Macquarie University ranks 82nd and is in the Top 25 worldwide for three of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals for the 2021 global Impact Rankings.
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