Dolphins’ social network

Dolphins’ social network ABC News in Science: Female dolphins that “hang-out” with other mums are themselves more successful as mothers according to an international team of behavioural scientists. http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2010/11/02/3053831.htm The Science Show 6 November 2010 Excerpt: If you’re in your 30s or 40s, you’ll probably remember Flipper, a bottlenose dolphin, the star of a TV … More Dolphins’ social network

The George Institute for Global Health

The George Institute for Global Health, headquartered in Sydney, is committed to undertaking research and identifying practical solutions that are central to improving the health of people worldwide, particularly in those in resource-poor settings. BSM Communications completed a series of feature-style articles that showcased seven George Institute projects. For inclusion in the 2010 annual report, … More The George Institute for Global Health

Mitochondrial mysteries

Mitochondrial mysteries Australian Life Scientist: They are diseases most people haven’t heard of: Kearns-Sayre syndrome, Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy, Leigh syndrome or MELAS. Neither had Associate Professor David Thorburn until he “inherited” the mitochondrial disease research group at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI) in Melbourne on his return to Australia from the USA in … More Mitochondrial mysteries

Australia reworks research philanthropy to fill unmet need

Australia reworks research philanthropy to fill unmet need Nature Medicine: Australians are known to be good at cheering on their sports teams and incredibly generous in times of crisis, as reflected by the level of public giving after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Yet philanthropic funding for health and medical research is relatively low by … More Australia reworks research philanthropy to fill unmet need