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An Australian research institute is making waves in the way of international relations through the generous donation of a $132,000 piece of highly specialised research equipment to our Chinese counterparts.
Machines are watching us, they are listening to us, living with us and soon they will be living inside us. As the world comes to grips with an ever growing technological society, a question that is often asked is: Can and should we trust machines?
A team of Australian Researchers from Western Sydney University have successfully developed a revolutionary way to increase the lifespan of live tissue required for scientific and medical research by 400 per cent.
Dr Quang Vinh Nguyen, from the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development is researching how large amounts of genetic data can be analysed to explore and guide better diagnosis and treatment options that are safer, less toxic and more effective for kids with leukemia.
Participants are needed for an MRI study conducted by the MARCS Music, Cognition and Action Program called, the Rhythmic Brain. The study will examine the brain while synchronising movement with sound.
Scientists have successfully created a new flexible polymer patch that attaches to live heart tissue and improves the conduction of electrical impulses across a damaged heart ­­­without the need for stiches.
A research grant worth almost $3 million has been awarded to a consortium including The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development at Western Sydney University to develop a non-obtrusive and personalised treatment option for people who suffer from sleep apnoea.
A new software application that generates musical loops has been developed by researchers at the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development.
After almost two decades of national research success, the MARCS BabyLab has opened its first ever international research partner laboratory.
New research has discovered that early language learning in children adopted internationally can be subconsciously retained, even when they can no longer remember the learning experience.

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