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Confirmation Of Tropospheric Hotspot Supports Global Warming

A new and improved dataset has confirmed the trophospheric hotspot, adding to the growing evidence of global warming.

Sunflower Enzyme Both Cuts & Glues Proteins

Asparaginyl endopeptidase are unusual enzymes that can simultaneously perform energy efficient cutting and ligation reactions.

Let’s Vote On It: Can We Use Democracy To Fund Science?

Would voting be a better way to decide how individual researchers get research grants?

C3a-Like Small Molecule To Replace Expensive Protein Therapeutics

Researchers in Australia have pioneered a drug development technique that could pave the way for a new class of low-cost medicines.

ARX Gene Linked To Common Intellectual Disability

Researchers have discovered that a genetic mutation leads to a commonly inherited intellectual disability due to a reduction in certain proteins in the brain.

MicroRNA Acts As Genetic Switch For Breast Cancer Spread

Queensland scientists have identified a genetic “switch” that indicates whether a woman’s breast cancer will spread.

Zinc Starves Deadly Streptococcus Bacteria: Study

A new study shows that zinc can 'starve' one of the world's most deadly bacteria by preventing its uptake of an essential metal.

Fukushima Radioactive Plume To Reach US In 2014

The radioactive ocean plume from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant disaster will reach the US in 2014, according to a study.

Fainting Spells May Be Linked To Just One Gene

A new study has revealed that fainting may be genetic and, in some families, only one gene may be responsible.

OPINION: Australian R&D Doesn’t Punch Above Its Weight

Is it true that Australia punches above its weight in terms of global research? Merlin Crossley, Dean of Science at the University of New South Wales, discusses.