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Agilent Technologies new genome analysis technology set to accelerate Australia fight against mesothelioma

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that its breakthrough Human Genome CGH Microarray technology will be used by researchers at Melbourne's Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in a three-year study designed to better understand mesothelioma, a cancer found in the lining of the chest, the abdominal cavity and around the heart, usually caused by exposure to asbestos. . Due to its active m...

Did humans cause ecosystem collapse in ancient Australia?

Massive extinctions of animals and the arrival of the first humans in ancient Australia may be linked, according to scientists at the Carnegie Institution, University of Colorado, Australian National University, and Bates College.* The extinctions occurred 45,000 to 55,000 years ago. The researchers traced evidence of diet and the environment contained in ancient eggshells and wombat teeth over t...

Australian first to save sight

A new system of storing eye tissue, to be launched on Tuesday 14 February at the Lions Corneal Donation Service (LCDS), will help save the sight of hundreds of Victorians a year by extending the time between donation and needing to perform the transplant. . .. Dr Graeme Pollock, Director of the Lions Corneal Donation Service, said no other corneal donation...

Diabetes hits 275 Australians each day as pandemic spreads

A new national health study funded by the NH&MRC, industry and state governments released today by the International Diabetes Institute in Melbourne shows diabetes is hitting up to 275 new victims each day throughout Australia. . .. The statistics reveal that in Aus...

West Australian fossil find rewrites land mammal evolution

A fossil fish discovered in the West Australian Kimberley has been identified as the missing clue in vertebrate evolution, rewriting a century-old theory on how the first land animals evolved. . .. The fossil skeleton shows the fish's skull had larg...

Virus may control Australia's

Researchers at CSIRO Livestock Industries' Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) in Geelong ?with the Department of Primary Industries Victoria ?are investigating Koi herpesvirus as a means of controlling the introduced fish. . .. Supported with $355,000 from the newly formed Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre and the Murray-Darl...

Australian wins prestigious prize in biodiversity informatics

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