Monthly Archives: June 2013

Don’t let illness keep you down↓ It’s time to get those steps up↑

[Stand Up to illness↑]           If you don’t already know, part of our motto here at Stand Up to illness↑ is to figure out the best way of taking a more active approach in fighting illness. … Continue reading

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Is it possible to have a healthy tan?

It is almost impossible to miss the public health warnings about sun exposure and tanning. The recent ‘darker side of tanning’ campaign has been hard to avoid. However there are other voices and some people still talk about having a … Continue reading

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“Sleeping Beauty” Awakens New Possibilities in Genetic Modification

Development of a technique used on pig zygotes (unborn pigs) has led to making the crazy possibilities of genetic modification an actual possibility. ‘Sleeping Beauty’ has now opened the door of modelling human genes and diseases, as well as preventing … Continue reading

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Not Using Your Rainwater? That’s A ‘Pour’ Choice!

A way to save money and the environment, sounds difficult doesn’t it?  The two concepts are rarely connected. However a recent study has proved that it is possible to achieve both financial savings and environmental sustainability. Water is arguably the … Continue reading

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Mutants should share the Genetic Research.

Genetic research is a field that is shrouded with misconceptions and emotion. From cloning and mutants, to designer babies, there is a lot that can be done with genetics and that’s not only scary, but unnerving. On the other hand … Continue reading

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Gold Fever: Its perception by Australians and possible solution to this perception.

When did looking for gold become a potentially illegal act? When did looking for the shiny metal become an unfeasible journey of jumping through bureaucratic hoops..? Once the backbone of many Australian towns, gold is now considered by most as … Continue reading

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The Hulk of all Biofuels: How Marine Algae could save the World

What do the Hulk and marine algae have in common? You may think this is a set up for an excruciatingly bad joke but you would be wrong, these two things actually have more in common that you might think. … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About Sex. Koala Sex.

Or rather, sexually transmitted diseases. Koalas all over the country are dying thanks to chlamydia, a common STD. Chlamydia causes blindness, infertility and death in koalas and is endangering populations all along the east coast. More money and support is needed … Continue reading

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The World’s Smallest Dolphin is in Need of Better Protection

On the 15th of April this year, a marine reserve was approved within Akaroa harbor on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island. This new policy will bear particular significance to New Zealand’s endemic dolphin species; the Hector’s dolphin. These … Continue reading

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