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Publicly released: Fri 2 Oct 2020 at 0001 AEST | 0301 NZDT
A project to record Australian children talking aims to close the gap in speech recognition systems that have until now performed badly in understanding young users of technology. Researchers say the benefits could also flow into education and Read more about Hey Google, it’s time you listened closely to what our kids are sayingAustralia; NSWThe University of New South Wales|The University of Sydney...
Publicly released: Thu 1 Oct 2020 at 1616 AEST | 1916 NZDT
The genetic variants that are associated with risk of severe COVID-19 may have been inherited from Neanderthals, according to international researchers, putting some populations more at risk than others. Previous research has found a gene cluster on Read more about Around half of South Asians are at risk of more severe COVID-19, thanks to a Neanderthal geneInternationalMax Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Publicly released: Thu 1 Oct 2020 at 1601 AEST | 1901 NZDT
Staying up late is often a special treat for the kids but make it a habit and it could be damaging to their health and wellbeing, according to new research from the University of South Australia. Read more about It ain’t great to stay up late: the perils of a late bedtime for kids and parentsAustralia; New Zealand; VIC; SAUniversity of South Australia|The University of Melbourne...
Publicly released: Thu 1 Oct 2020 at 1500 AEST | 1800 NZDT
A new focus on science and R&D in the Morrison Government’s manufacturing strategy has been welcomed by Australia’s leading science body. Read more about Strong collaboration between scientists and manufacturing industry key to our economic recoveryAustraliaAustralian Academy of Science
Publicly released: Thu 1 Oct 2020 at 1326 AEST | 1626 NZDT
Most people requesting assisted dying are terminally ill patients, but a new editorial in the BMJ suggests it is too often presented as a straightforward medical solution to a medical problem. The author says "demedicalising" the debate means we can Read more about Demedicalising the euthanasia debateInternationalIsabel Hospice, UK
Publicly released: Thu 1 Oct 2020 at 1217 AEST | 1517 NZDT
New Edith Cowan University (ECU) research has found 94 per cent of Australians caring for a loved one with dementia are sleep deprived. This can potentially lead to poor health of the carer and may also impact on their ability to provide care for Read more about Dementia caregivers’ stress leads to sleep deprivationAustralia; WAEdith Cowan University
Publicly released: Thu 1 Oct 2020 at 1131 AEST | 1431 NZDT
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As Australia’s aged care sector continues to be scrutinised, researchers at the University of South Australia show that plain solutions are often the best, with a new study finding that aged care residents can improve their nutrition intake simply Read more about The proof is in the pudding: Aged care residents eat more when served larger portionsAustralia; SAUniversity of South Australia
Publicly released: Thu 1 Oct 2020 at 0901 AEST | 1201 NZDT
Cardiac arrest is common in critically ill patients with COVID-19 and is associated with poor survival, particularly among patients aged 80 or older, a US study has found. Looking at 5,019 critically ill patients aged 18 years or over, admitted to Read more about Cardiac arrest common for critically ill COVID-19 patientsInternationalUniversity of Michigan, USA
Publicly released: Thu 1 Oct 2020 at 0730 AEST | 1030 NZDT
As storm season begins, meteorologists and climate scientists are calling on citizen scientists to download the updated WeatheX app to help collect data that will be used in peer-reviewed science to improve our ability to forecast storms and Read more about Australian researchers call on citizen scientists to help collect storm dataAustralia; NSW; VICThe University of New South Wales|ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes (CLEx)...
Publicly released: Thu 1 Oct 2020 at 0630 AEST | 0930 NZDT
Scientists from La Trobe University have uncovered how one of the oldest and simplest animals on earth sacrifices its own cells for the benefit of the organism. Read more about Ancient rites of cellular self-sacrifice revealedAustralia; VICLa Trobe University
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- Murdoch Children's Research Institute 2020 Annual Showcase Welcome to the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute Annual Showcase for 2020. This year’s online showcase,...
- The 2020 NDARC Annual Research Symposium Session Four: Illicit drugs: Research and clinical responses The fourth session is focused on bringing...