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Dr Francis Gurry, the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), will give his first Australian speech as head of the UN agency on Monday August 3.

World renowned epilepsy researcher Professor Samuel Berkovic from the Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne at Austin Health has been awarded The 2009 Bethlehem Griffiths Research Foundation Medal, recognizing his outstanding contribution to research in neurological disorders.

By studying gold nanoparticles with highly uniform sizes and shapes, scientists now understand how they lose energy, a key step towards producing nanoscale detectors for weighing any single atom.

A new study has revealed the origins of tiger stripes and a subsurface ocean on Enceladus- one of Saturn’s many moons. These geological features are believed to be the result of the moon’s unusual chemical composition and not a hot core, shedding light on the evolution of planets and guiding future space exploration.

Professor Pestell, Principal, Delaware Valley Institute for Clinical and Translational Science and Professor of the Thomas Jefferson University says “The establishment of National Cancer Institutes in the US since the 1970s have significantly increased survivorship of cancer and reduced cancer deaths.”

Journalism conference to explore globalisation of mediaThe intersection of national and transnational news reporting in the new media environment will be a major focus of a journalism conference at the University of Melbourne on July 16 and 17.

Professor Pat Anderson, co-author of the Little Children Are Sacred report about child abuse in the NT delivered the annual Social Justice Lecture at the University of Melbourne recently.  On the second anniversary of the so-called "Intervention", she says governments have not acted on any of the recommendations from the report.

Last week, New York became the first state in America to allow scientists to pay women for donating their eggs for use in stem cell research, triggering further ethical debate.

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