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Listening To Electrons On Quantum Dots

Researchers in Australia and the United States have found a new way to detect changes in charges smaller than one electron.

Researchers Grow Parts Of The Human Eye In The Lab

Researchers are one step closer to a stem cell treatment for congenital sight impairment caused by lens damage.

Black Holes Growing Faster Than We Thought, Study

Astronomers from Australia have discovered that supermassive black holes are growing much faster than was expected.

Scientists Develop Blood Test For Mad Cow Disease

Scientists at the University of Melbourne are one step closer to a simple blood test for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and mad cow disease.

Australasia Temperatures Increased Sharply Since 1950s, Study

By studying natural climate records over 1,000 years, scientists have found evidence for human-caused climate change in the Australasian region since 1950.

Rare Immune Cells Could Hold Key To Treating Immune Disorders

Researchers have discovered a rare cell type, called T follicular helper cells, that are needed for antibody production and long-lasting 'memory' of infectious agents.

Healthy Aging, Happy Life: Lessons From China

Colette Browning, Professor of Healthy Aging at Monash University, writes about the Happy Life Club, a chronic illness management system that she is leading with colleagues at Peking University.

New Salt-Tolerant Wheat Variety Shows 25% Improved Yield, Study

A team of Australian scientists has bred salt tolerance into a variety of durum wheat, resulting in improved grain yield by 25 percent on salty soils.

Scientists Crack Genetic Code For Blood Parasite Linked To Bladder Cancer & AIDS

Scientists have cracked the genetic code of the blood parasite Schistosoma haematobium, which is linked to bladder cancer and HIV/AIDS.