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Gold-flecked nano-sensor detects poisonous mercury
Sydney, May 28 (IANS) Researchers led by an Indian Australian have pioneered a gold-flecked nano-sensor that can precisely measure one of the world's most poisonous substances, mercury.

Thursday, May 28, 2009 10:40:58 AM

Stem cells restore sight, almost miraculously
Sydney, May 28 (IANS) Stem cells cultured by researchers on a simple contact lens miraculously restored sight to sufferers of blinding corneal disease.

Thursday, May 28, 2009 10:29:29 AM

Huge blue whale washed up dead on New Zealand beach
Wellington, May 28 (DPA) A rare blue whale, measured at 27 metres long and estimated to weigh about 150 tonnes, has washed up dead on a New Zealand beach, news reports said Thursday.

Thursday, May 28, 2009 6:27:39 AM

T20 Champions League: McCullum won't ditch Otago for NSW
Sydney, May 27 (IANS) New Zealand opener Brendon McCullum would not dump his home side Otago for Australian side New South Wales (NSW) in the Twenty20 Champions League scheduled for October in India.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 6:42:47 PM

Fly ash, a source of fireproof concrete?
Sydney, May 27 (IANS) Tens of millions of tonnes of fly ash, produced worldwide annually by coal fired power stations, could become a valuable source for fireproof concretes.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 12:13:34 PM

Scientist identifies two new animal viruses
Sydney, May 27 (IANS) A scientist in Australia has identified two new animal viruses, besides developing new tests for their detection and diagnosis.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 12:07:20 PM

Champions League dilemma for IPL's overseas players
Melbourne, May 26 (IANS) Indian Premier League's (IPL) overseas players are finding it tough to choose between their home teams and lucrative Indian franchises for the Twenty20 Champions League to be played later this year in India.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 4:42:48 PM

Microscopic device detects why anti-clotting drugs don't always work
Sydney, May 26 (IANS) A microscopic device that mimics the shape of damaged blood vessels will help researchers detect why anti-clotting drugs don't always work. The breakthrough will impact the treatment and prevention of heart disease and stroke.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 12:36:30 PM

Cure found for muscle disease that kills millions of kids
Sydney, May 26 (IANS) Scientists have cured mice of a devastating muscle disease that causes a Floppy Baby Syndrome (FBS) - a breakthrough that could ultimately help thousands of children globally.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 11:42:44 AM

Genes control onset of puberty
Sydney, May 25 (IANS) Factors like nutrition and athletic training influence the onset of puberty, but genes control the process, a new study has found.

Monday, May 25, 2009 11:08:04 AM

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