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Bridie Smith Science Editor When it comes to the body's immune system and its response to cancerous cells, serial killer cells are the heroes of the day.
Bridie Smith The Hubble Space Telescope has taken first of its kind images of a star exploding - not once but four times.
Bridie Smith, Science Editor A protein which has a key role to play in the body’s immune system has now been found to be critical for sustaining milk production in the breast, a function essential for the survival of...
Bridie Smith Research led by Monash University redraws the map of the human brain and provides a greater insight into the brain's capacity to rewire itself after injury.
Bridie Smith Australian researchers have proved cerebral palsy can be genetic, a finding with significant implications for the diagnosis, management and treatment of the debilitating condition which affects...
Bridie Smith Science Editor A small army of mosquitoes help protect Victorians from debilitating diseases. Weekly between November and March, the troops sacrifice their lives so that the rest of us can live free from diseases...
Bridie Smith Science Editor After motoring three kilometres east of Queenscliff, the boat's engine drops from a roar to a soft purr.
Bridie Smith The new project will match venom samples with each specimen's DNA to aid research into antivenoms and other potential applications.
Bridie Smith Saving the world's corals from the devastating impact of a warming planet should involve extreme measures including manipulating the evolution of some of the most vulnerable species, scientists have...
Bridie Smith Watson's a game changer as computers move from the mechanical and programmable era to cognitive computing.
Bridie Smith, Science Editor For amateur and professional skygazers alike this weekend is set to deliver a new year's gift - as long as the weather comes to the party.
Bridie Smith Australia's science agency, the CSIRO, has been buffeted by funding cuts over the past two years. What has the impact been?
Bridie Smith Science Editor Having a bee-brain isn't such a bad thing, as it turns out. Australian and French scientists have found that the insect is the only species other than humans capable of seeing the big picture as well...
Bridie Smith, Science Editor Collections of "electric" bacteria with enough voltage to power a small LED light have been discovered living in the Yarra River.
Bridie Smith The quest to build a bionic eye in Australia has received a $3 million boost, allowing the ambitious project to reach human trials next year.
Nicky Phillips and Bridie Smith A world-leading CSIRO chemist who was tipped to win a Nobel prize has been made redundant.
Bridie Smith, Science editor Artist Svenja Kratz is standing in a gallery, hands on hips, looking at her newest installation. She wears a lab coat and latex gloves as ''The Contamination of Alice'' is assembled at RMIT’s...
Bridie Smith A CSIRO report says Australia's biosecurity is at risk from "the efficiency era", which could hit the country's ability to protect itself from highly contagious human diseases and agricultural pests.
Bridie Smith Lack of funding may force Australia researchers to drop their promising work on a bionic eye.
Bridie Smith For Aurora Australis hunters, those folk who devotedly chase the magical coloured knots, swirls and curtains of light that twist and unravel in the southern skies, the forecast is looking good.