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Soon, drug that stops heart attacks sans side effects

Researchers are a step closer to creating a new drug to stop a heart attack in its tracks and reduce the damage caused, without any side effects.

Eating and sleeping well hold keys to a longer life: Study

Good sleep patterns can help men live longer, but women will only benefit if they follow a diverse diet, a new Australian study has found.

Scientists identify gene crucial for brain development

Neuroscientists have found the "off switch" that plays a crucial role in nerve cell formation, according to a new study.

New drug that can ease effects of stroke discovered

A team of Australian researchers has discovered a drug that may have the potential to reduce, and even stop, the effects of stroke.

Past sperm and egg donors split on losing anonymity

People who donated sperm and eggs before 1998 in one Australian state were able to remain anonymous, but potential new laws could have changed that.

New procedure to treat high blood pressure developed

Scientists have developed a revolutionary new procedure to treat high blood pressure that could save lives and improve quality of life for millions of hypertension sufferers.

How preparing a shopping list could help you lose weight

A new study has claimed that preparing a shopping list could actually lead to greater weight loss.

Women on testosterone therapy have improved memory: Study

Women on testosterone therapy, after menopause showed a significant improvement in verbal learning and memory, a study by Australian researchers has said.

Why elephants are `huge` and rats `tiny`

Scientists have tried to explain why certain mammal families evolved to be very large, while others remained tiny through the course of time.

Ants have answer to human traffic: Study

Researchers in Australia are keenly observing the crowd flow of ants to help design exits that function more effectively during evacuations of large buildings and sporting arenas.

New bionic eye to help blind see for first time

A new bionic eye being developed at Monash University will help thousand of blind people to see light and shapes for the first time.

Origin of our hips much simpler than thought

The evolution of the complex, weight-bearing hips of walking animals from the basic hips of fish was a much simpler process than previously thought, according to a new research.

`Petri dish lens` promises cure for eye diseases

Scientists at Monash University are closer to growing parts of the human eye in the lab and developing a cure for congenital sight impairment caused by lens damage.

Nanomaterial offers unmatched purity of water

A new kind of nanomaterial offers unmatched purity of water, thanks to unique filtration properties developed by Australian engineers.

Bees help flowers grow same hues across oceans

Plants separated by vast oceans and 34 million years evolved to produce the same coloured flower petals because of their reliance on bees for pollination, according to new research.

Killer dinosaurs `found in Australia`

Palaeontologists claim to have unearthed fossils of at least seven different killer dinosaurs which once lived in what is now southeastern Australia.

Oz scientists close to deliver bionic eye devices

Australian scientists are close to deliver one of the bionic eye devices to be tested on patients in about two years.

24 mn generations for mice to grow to elephant size

It would take at least 24 million generations for a mouse-sized creature to evolve into something as big as an elephant.

Male gobies `fickle over mates`

Male goby fish are found to be surprisingly strategic when it comes to courtship.