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Evolving superbug threatens to create an infection tsunami

An international study led by The University of Queensland has tracked a potentially devastating multi-drug resistant E. coli strain that is only one gene away from...

Scientists discover a hidden giant … clam

University of Queensland researchers have discovered a vivid new species of giant clam on reefs in the Solomon Islands and at Ningaloo in Western...

How zinc starves lethal bacteria to stop infection

Australian researchers have found that zinc can 'starve' one of the world's most deadly bacteria by preventing its uptake of an essential metal. The finding,...

Teleport: Scientists transmit an atom from one location to another inside...

A team of University of Queensland physicists has transmitted an atom from one location to another inside an electronic chip. The team, which includes Dr...

Spider venom to target insect pests

University of Queensland (UQ) researchers have found a natural component of Australian tarantula venom that is more potent against certain insect pests than existing...

Australia’s hypersonic scramjet arrives in Norway for launch

Australia's hypersonic scramjet has arrived safe in Norway, where the team will prepare it for its 8600km/h “hypersonic swan-dive” from the edge of space. The...

Seniors Are Not Just Wrinkly Adults; Have Special Needs in ER

Emergency patients over the age of 74 have significantly different and more complex health and social needs than their younger counterparts, even after controlling...

Review highlights need for more education and guidance on CAM use...

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is increasingly popular in maternity care, but healthcare professionals need formal evidence-based education and guidance about its use, according to a review in the March issue of the Journal of Advanced...

Practice more important than age in learning to use computer mouse

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Children as young as 5 years old can learn how to use a computer mouse, new research suggests. While age is an important component in determining how well a child controls a mouse, the study also found that how frequently a c...

Membership in many groups leads to quick recovery from physical challenges

Los Angeles, CA (December 15, 2010) Being a part of many different social groups can improve mental health and help a person cope with stressful events. It also leads to better physical health, making you more able to withstand -- and recover faster...

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