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Nicky Phillips and Bridie Smith Australian universities and research institutes have joined forces to devise a national program to correct the severe under-representation of women in senior positions in the scientific workforce.
Bridie Smith and Nicky Phillips Ever heard of Dora Lush? She was an Australian microbiologist working in the 1940s on developing a vaccine for a deadly disease known as scrub typhus.
Nicky Phillips, Bridie Smith Ever heard of Dora Lush? She was an Australian microbiologist working in the 1940s on developing a vaccine for a deadly disease known as scrub typhus.
Bridie Smith The global race to develop the next generation of malaria drugs has been given a boost after Australian scientists discovered how to starve the malaria parasite of nutrients, effectively killing it...
Bridie Smith There is a new black on the block. It’s darker and much more mysterious. But you’re unlikely to see it because according to scientists, it’s so dark it’s like looking into an...
Bridie Smith A Victorian-led international study has sequenced the genomes of more than 230 "legend bulls" of four breeds, as they begin to mine the animals’ genetic material for clues to improving the...
Bridie Smith A molecule produced in the colon has been found to control appetite, a discovery which could help the future treatment of conditions such as obesity and anorexia nervosa.
Bridie Smith Scientists at CSIRO’s Australian Animal Health Laboratory in Geelong are playing their part in a global effort to tame the highly-infectious Ebola virus currently wreaking havoc in west Africa.
Bridie Smith Eight mouse pups have been born using their father’s frozen testicle tissue, a feat Japanese scientists say could have promising implications for preserving the fertility of young human...
Bridie Smith Australia's biggest biobank will be built at Melbourne Museum. The biobank, to open next year, will store the reproductive tissue of some of the country's most endangered species, including the...
Bridie Smith They have always been considered beautiful works of art. And, dating back to just two years after the arrival of the First Fleet, they are also scientifically and historically significant.
Bridie Smith Science Editor The nerds will have their revenge. But they'll have to wait for the school reunion. According to US researchers, the kids considered 'cool at school' don't maintain their lofty social status beyond a...
Nicky Phillips and Bridie Smith The world's oldest and best preserved sperm has been discovered in 17 million-year-old fossils unearthed in far north Queensland.
Bridie Smith A bio-secure laboratory able to handle some of the world’s most infectious diseases has opened in Geelong as scientists around the world scramble to understand and contain the latest virus to...
Bridie Smith Science Editor Keepers at Melbourne Zoo have for the first time managed to hatch and raise young Baw Baw frogs, a Victorian species listed internationally as critically endangered.
Bridie Smith A prototype bionic eye is shaping up as a breakthrough for blind patients such as Dianne Ashworth.
Bridie Smith The world's longest-running laboratory experiment has finally delivered a result - eight months after the man who patiently watched over it unrewarded for five decades died.
Bridie Smith It took just three hours to scan 80 years of history, bringing one of the city's most famous buildings into the digital age.
Noel Towell and Bridie Smith Hundreds more job cuts are looming at Australia's main science organisation as it pushes through its biggest restructure in decades.
Noel Towell, Bridie Smith and Nicky Phillips Hundreds more job cuts are looming at the CSIRO as the peak science body pushes through its biggest restructure in decades.