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CSIRO cuts lead to job losses for Australian scientists and researchers

Originally written for SCG Innovation Institute in August 2013 The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is the premier ...
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The effects of work related stress

Work related stress can create a risk to both the individual experiencing it, as well as overall workplace health and ...
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Why you should diversify when freelancing

When I first started out as a freelancer, I basically had no idea what I wanted to do. I knew ...
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Why you should always define your objectives before you do anything else

It’s a question I get asked all the time. “Where should I start with my communications plan or building my ...
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Universal Symbols in Healthcare

What would you do if you were sick or injured in a country where you didn’t speak the language, but ...
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Agoraphobia

What is Agoraphobia? Agoraphobia is an anxiety disorder which is characterised by the fear of having an anxiety attack in ...
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Overcoming communication barriers to provide better care for patients

Originally written for SCG Innovation Institute. Communication is one of the most essential processes in exchanging information in the healthcare ...
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Nanoparticles to treat Cancer

Originally written for SCG Innovation Institute. Researchers from Monash University and the University of New South Wales in Australia have ...
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New study shows that zinc inhibits protein transporter in Streptococcus pneumoniae

Originally written for SCG Innovation Institute. Researchers at the University of Adelaide and the University of Queensland have discovered that ...
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West Africa Ebola Outbreak

Ebola virus disease (EVD), which was formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever first came to the attention of health professionals ...
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Genetics of Huntington’s Disease

Overview of Huntington’s Disease Huntington ’s disease (or HD) is a neurodegenitive genetic disorder, which is caused by the inheritance ...
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‘Enlarged Heart’ explained

Defining Cardiomyopathy Cardiomyopathy is a heart condition, which quite literally translates to “heart muscle disease” (cardio- heart, -myomuscle, -path disease). Cardiomyopathy refers to the ...
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New technique for gene analysis available

A new technique for gene analysis has been discovered by a team of researchers in Sweden. The new technique, named ...
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The benefits of checklists in hospital settings

Originally written for SCG Innovation Institute. The implementation of simple checklists can go a long way in hospital operations strategies.  ...
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Australian 3D manufacturing revolution

Originally written for SCG Innovation Institute. Three dimensional (3D) printing is big news for the healthcare industry, and Australia is ...
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Ebola confirmed in Liberia

Originally written for SCG Innovation Institute. The presence of Ebola has been confirmed in Liberia after Health Minister Dr. Walter ...
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Silver as an antimicrobial

Originally written for SCG Innovation Institute. A new study has shown that when silver ions are added to antibiotic medications, ...
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Suspended animation becomes a reality

Originally written for SCG Innovation Institute in 2015. It's something you would expect to see in a Star Trek movie, ...
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Nosocomial Infections

Originally written for SCG Innovation Institute. The term nosocomial infection refers to any infection which is acquired by a patient ...
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Resistance to anti-malarial drugs increases in parts of Asia

Originally written for SCG Innovation Institute. Malaria kills more than 600,000 people across the globe each year. While medications are ...
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