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Plants in space; paleo-art; 3D-printed meds; your brain on AI; First Nations-First Scientists; counting koalas

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The national festival that reaches more than 2 million people through thousands of events is back from 10 to 18 August. Entertainment, business, environment, food and wine, Indigenous media, the arts, health, technology, farming and agriculture, lifestyle, education, LGBTQI+, and disability media…National Science Week offers stories for every round. Here are a few early picks: … Continued

Mother’s diet during pregnancy can protect her offspring’s heart, study finds

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Monash university researchers have found that eating a high-fibre diet while pregnant can significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in offspring. The discovery is outlined in a research letter published today in Circulation Research and reveals a powerful link between a mother’s diet during pregnancy and her child’s long-term heart health. “Dietary fibre, … Continued

Fish chomper stoppers could help baby corals rehabilitate reefs

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For immediate release: Thursday 18 July 2024 Scientists from the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) and James Cook University (JCU) have designed special cradles for baby corals that help prevent fish from eating them alive. The tiny corals are directly or indirectly eaten by common reef dwellers like parrotfish, who graze and excavate the reef … Continued

De Motu Cordis (DMC) announces plans for the next stage of development for DMC-IH1, an inhaled epinephrine drug device combination product

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Brisbane, QLD – 17 July 2024 – De Motu Cordis (DMC) today announced plans for the next stage of development with its Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) partner, Catalent, at Catalent’s Boston, Morrisville and San Diego sites. These expansion plans encompass services from drug product manufacturing and device assembly through to commercial launch of … Continued

CDU strengthens defence ties with Alliance

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Charles Darwin University (CDU) will bring its strategic location and unique research capabilities to the table of an important organisation dedicated to advancing Australia’s defence innovation, science, and technology capabilities.  With support from the Northern Territory Government, CDU has become a member of the Queensland Defence Science Alliance (QDSA), a node of the Australian Defence … Continued

PsiQuantum Partners with Queensland Universities, Bolstering the Future of Quantum Computing in Australia

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The consortium of Queensland universities includes The University of Queensland, Griffith University, Queensland University of Technology, University of Southern Queensland and the University of the Sunshine Coast. BRISBANE, Queensland. PsiQuantum will partner with five leading universities in Queensland, after signing a memorandum of understanding, to help support the growing demand for skills in the quantum … Continued

MEDIA RELEASE: NEW STUDY – AI REVOLUTIONISNG SCIENTISTS’ UNDERSTANDING OF ICONIC AUSTRALIAN NATIVE

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Scientists at Botanic Gardens of Sydney have harnessed new developments in machine learning to look at Australian eucalypt species, unveiling their transformation over millions of years. The new paper published in Journal of Ecology today analyses an unprecedented dataset of over 50,000 digitised images of eucalyptus specimens, some dating back as far as 1839, to … Continued

Study reveals how climate patterns contribute to coral bleaching in the Great Barrier Reef

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A new study finds a significant impact of the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) and El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) on coral bleaching events in the Great Barrier Reef (GBR). The GBR, covering almost 350,000 square kilometres along Australia’s northeastern coast, is the world’s largest coral ecosystem. Renowned for its biodiversity, cultural significance, and economic value, it … Continued

Off balance: New studies unravel the climate pattern impacts on the Antarctic Ice Sheet

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The Southern Annular Mode and El Niño-Southern Oscillation are causing large year-to-year variations in Antarctic snow accumulation and surface melt. Findings from two new research papers are supporting efforts to predict how Antarctica will respond to future climate change. Change in the Antarctic creates ripple effects all over the planet, including sea level rise and shifts … Continued