Search Results: medicine

  • ENVIRONMENT

    Business contacts

    • Tim Thwaites
    • 14 May 2006

    In the early 1990s Dr Peter Steinberg, a marine ecologist from the University of New South Wales, discovered a small red seaweed in Botany Bay that keeps its fronds free of bacteria. Archimedes continues the tale.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Denying but not defying

    • Michael Ashby
    • 14 May 2006

    Michael  Ashby looks at our attitudes towards dying and palliative care.  

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The art of philanthropy

    • David R. Jones
    • 11 May 2006

    David R. Jones reviews A Tradition of Giving: Seventy-Five Years of Myer Family Philanthropy by Michael Liffman, and Mr Felton’s Bequests by John Poynter.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Book reviews

    • Steve Gome, Bernard Doherty, Aaron Martin
    • 11 May 2006

    Reviews of the books: Geography; Stem Cells: Science, Medicine, Law and Ethics and John F. Kennedy: An unfinished life.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Pushed and hushed

    • Juliette Hughes
    • 11 May 2006

    Mums watching Birth Rites on SBS will remember how damned irritating everyone around you can be when you are trying to get a quart out of a pint pot.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Forgiving and forgetting

    • Denis Tracey
    • 29 April 2006

    Gavan Daws’s Prisoners of the Japanese: POWs of World War II in the Pacific prompts some reflection from Denis Tracey.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    The ethics and myths of stem cells

    • T.J. Martin
    • 25 April 2006

    In the flurry of media reports surrounding the stem cell debate, it can be difficult to grasp exactly what the research involves. Professor John Martin of St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research outlines the science and the ethical implications.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Grinning and bearing it

    • Brian Doyle
    • 25 April 2006

    Brian Doyle makes the most of a furry situation.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Before birth: a brave new world

    • Tracy Crisp
    • 24 April 2006

    Tracy Crisp surveys the issues surrounding prenatal testing.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Needlework

    • Brian Matthews
    • 23 April 2006

    Although a Delta Goodrem launch would no doubt draw a larger attendance, perhaps a celebration of Henry Lawson,  would be a more notable and important Australian event.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Outside the comfort zone

    • Michele Gierck
    • 23 April 2006

    As she slowly became a participant in this rural Mexican culture, Cate Kennedy was reminded of what her own culture has forgotten

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Vying for vaccine

    • Tim Thwaites
    • 21 April 2006

    What with tsunamis, hurricanes, earthquakes, mudslides and bombings, we’ve been beaten around the head with more than a few hard lessons on the limits to human power in the past year. And it looks like we are about to get another one—bird flu.

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