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Breakthrough in female-only epilepsy

An international team has made a breakthrough expected to help thousands of girls worldwide who suffer from a rare form of epilepsy. The team successfully isolated the gene responsible for the female-only epileptic syndrome. “We discovered that this condition is caused ...

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Survey to support new childcare framework

Consistent quality of care in the early learning sector is the focus of a new national education framework researchers are developing. Flinders University researchers hope to create a model for all professionals working with children aged from birth to 5 years. This comes after ...

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Research concludes apps can be educational

A guide to help parents, educators and app designers assess the educational impacts of apps for children has been developed by an international team of researchers. Drawing on previous research on how children learn best, the team concluded that for an app to ...

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Childcare decisions more complex with safety net

A study across societies has found that while a range of factors influence mothers’ decisions to engage in childcare in industrialised societies, this is not the case in smaller-scale civilisations. Conducted by anthropologist Dr Geoff Kushnick from the Australian National ...

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