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Weeds and the Murray

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study has revealed that human-induced changes in the flow of the Murray River has led to mass weed invasion and reduced biodiversity in wetlands along the riverbank, highlighting the need for a review ...

Feb 15, 2011
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Arthritis, body ache problems during flood clean up

In the aftermath of Australia’s devastating floods, physiotherapists at the University of Melbourne have warned people of the risk of aggravating arthritis and causing their bodies’ physical strain as they work ...

Jan 20, 2011
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Sex of baby shouldn't be chosen, study finds

Most Australians do not approve of IVF or abortion for sex-selection purposes, and most do not think a hypothetical blue or pink pill to select the sex of a child should be legal, a new study has found.

Dec 22, 2010
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New risk factor for developing breast cancer

An Australian research team from the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, the University of Melbourne and the University of Queensland has identified a new risk factor for developing breast cancer. This has been published online ...

Nov 10, 2010
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Modern society made up of all types

Modern society has an intense interest in classifying people into ‘types’, according to a University of Melbourne Cultural Historian, leading to potentially catastrophic life-changing outcomes for those typed – ...

Nov 04, 2010
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New venture explores frontiers of personalized medicine

Pharmaceuticals that seek out cancerous cells and deliver treatments to them; imaging techniques that can help doctors detect diseases before the physical signs begin to appear; and medicines that are tailor-made for individual ...

Oct 26, 2010
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Baby boomers are reinventing retirement

(PhysOrg.com) -- The challenges faced by recent retirees are changing how we plan for and expect to experience retirement in the future, say the academics working on a new University of Melbourne study.

Oct 11, 2010
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