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Press releases from Australia

Australian startup reinvents the process of giving

Promise or Pay, Tue February 04, 2014 [PRESS RELEASE]
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - New website facilitates charitable donations by enabling people to make a public promise and pay a nominated amount to a charity if they break that promise.

World Breakthrough On Salt-Tolerant Wheat

The University of Adelaide, Tue March 13, 2012 [PRESS RELEASE]
- A team of Australian scientists involving the University of Adelaide has bred salt tolerance into a variety of durum wheat that shows improved grain yield by 25% on salty soils using non-GM techniques.

Einstein’s tea leaves inspire new blood separation technique

American Institute of Physics, Tue January 16, 2007 [PRESS RELEASE]
- Scientists at Monash University in Australia have developed a process for rapidly and efficiently separating blood plasma at the microscopic level without any moving parts, potentially allowing doctors to do blood tests without sending samples to a laboratory.

Aussie team makes landmark insulin discovery

CSIRO Australia , Thu September 14, 2006 [PRESS RELEASE]
- A team of CSIRO scientists has determined the molecular structure of the insulin receptor, the protein on the surface of cells that mediates the effects of insulin. This advance builds on many years of international research to understand how insulin functions in the body.

Socking it to cancer

University of Queensland, Thu August 03, 2006 [PRESS RELEASE]
Queensland, Australia - An Australian research team has identified a gene that could be used to stop tumours growing by blocking their blood supply.

Revolution in the fight against cancer & viruses

Research Australia, Thu May 25, 2006 [PRESS RELEASE]
Clayton, Australia - A recent scientific discovery could herald the introduction of fast, effective treatments for cancer and viruses.

New marine protected areas for Australia

World Wildlife Fund, Fri May 05, 2006 [PRESS RELEASE]
Melbourne, Australia - Australia has committed to creating 13 new Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), totalling 226,000km2 in Australia's south-eastern waters. The area covers waters off the Australian states of Victoria, Tasmania, southern New South Wales and eastern South Australia, paving the way for the creation of a national network of MPAs throughout Australia's vast ocean territory.

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