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Finding the elusive Alzheimer's cure Australian biotechnology company Vaxine and its US partners are developing a vaccine that could revolutionise the treatment of dementia and Alzheimer’s, a disease with 7.5 million new sufferers around the world every year.

dirtsong - A Journey Through Australia’s Heartland First presented to sell out houses as part of the 2009 Melbourne Festival, Black Arm Band is thrilled to be bringing it's iconic show to US and Canadian shores. Set against a backdrop of moving imagery and text, the performance features unforgettable songs performed in 11 different Aboriginal languages and is a powerful musical journey through Australia’s cultural heartland.

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Seeing machines making driving safer Australian company Seeing Machines uses eye tracking technology to detect when a driver is drowsy or distracted, saving lives on the road, in mines and on railways. From 2017 its driver safety systems will be used to augment self-driving vehicle technology.

Diagnosing deadly epidemics Near the height of the Zika virus outbreak in South America, molecular engineer A/Prof Joanne Macdonald travelled to Brazil to meet with local scientists. An expert in biosensors for rapid disease detection, the portable diagnostic technologies she is developing could save lives and ease the burden for clinicians during epidemics.

World-Renowned Cancer Physician Scientist Dr. Richard G. Pestell Joins the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute World-renowned cancer physician scientist Richard G. Pestell, M.D., Ph.D., has joined the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute to serve as President of the Pennsylvania Cancer and Regenerative Medicine Research Center (PCARM). Seven additional faculty with their staff and students also will be joining the new center. Pestell was the recipient of the 2014 Advance Global Australian Award for Biotechnology.

Caroline Fuss: Making A Difference Through Fashion Starting her career in fashion at one of the most respected and recognised names in the industry through a coveted internship, Caroline Fuss was always destined to succeed as a designer. However instead of joining the status quo, she set out to build a brand that was entirely her own – one with a purpose to make a difference.

Celebrate Australia Day around the world! If you're part of the one million Australians currently living abroad and know you'll be craving a meat pie while listening to Triple J's hottest 100 come Australia Day, or you want to mingle with fellow Australians at a gala ball, you're in luck.