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

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

Tailored diet may slow down DNA damage

Tailored diet may slow down DNA damage ABC News in Science: Mounting evidence on the effect of micronutrients on DNA damage calls for a re-evaluation of recommended dietary intake values, say researchers. Professor Michael Fenech of CSIRO‘s Food and Nutritional Sciences Division in Adelaide lays out his argument in a paper accepted for publication in … More Tailored diet may slow down DNA damage