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  • Curing blindness by repairing corneas with invisible films
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    A patented treatment could restore eyesight for millions of sufferers of corneal disease. The University of Melbourne–led team of researchers have grown corneal cells on a layer of film that can be implanted in the eye to help the cornea heal itself. They have successfully restored vision in animal trials and are aiming to move […]

  • Fresh Science 2015
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    In 2015 Fresh Science ran in Victoria, NSW, Western Australia, South Australia, North Queensland (Townsville) and South Queensland (Brisbane). For 18 years Fresh Science has been helping young Australian scientists find their story and their voice, and empowering these future leaders of science to engage with the community, media, government and industry. Since 1997 Fresh […]

  • New South Wales (table to add to http://freshscience.org.au/stories)
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    New South Wales “Magic” crystals and microbes – making the most of biogas wells Sabrina Beckmann UNSW Interpreting the language of touch Heba Khamis UNSW Remembering what you didn’t have time to see Trevor Chong Macquarie University   Protecting our blood vessels from damaging salt with avocados and dried apricots Natalie Lister The University of […]

  • Helping solar-powered animals fight changing ocean chemistry
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    Queensland researchers have found that maintaining good water quality and light levels in coral reef waters could help endangered giant clams survive in a world of rising carbon dioxide levels. The warming effect of increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide is well known, but in the last five years there has been a new focus on the […]