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COULD HIGH ALTITUDE BREATHING HELP WITH DIABETES?

Researchers at Southern Cross University believe breathing high-altitude air could help improve the health of those with type 2 diabetes. It’s hoped the revelation can be used to solve the global epidemic. For more information about the study, including suitability and details of time commitment, contact Charl Neuhoff on 0404 762 986 or 02 6620 3991.

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YOUNG MINDS HAVE THEIR SAY ON NORTH COAST’S FUTURE

Some of the region’s brightest young minds have today shared their visions for its future, at a Southern Cross University youth forum. Year 11 and 12 students from Byron Bay to Grafton spent the day outlining how they think the North Coast should evolve- to representatives from the Baird Government’s Department of Planning. “We could get more local businesses put along the highway.” “We could probably put in more recycling areas.” “Whether we get a train up and running or just have a bypass or bike lane or something.” “They care about whether or not the koalas are being protected, they care about there being enough tourist attractions to help with the economy, all sorts of sophisticated considerations.” Their suggestions will now be considered along with other feedback gathered on the draft North Coast Regional Plan. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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THE FORCE IS STRONG IN LISMORE

It’s not every day you see Storm Troopers in Lismore, let alone at a university. But today, Star Wars fanatics were out in force, for the biggest day on the intergalactic calendar – May the Fourth. The annual event saw Princess Leia take on Darth Vadar… And new heroine Rey, manning the barbeque. The event was run by Southern Cross University’s student association. (NO AUDIO)

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WOLLONGBAR ALSTONVILLE WIPE OUT LISMORE

Lennox Head remains unbeaten after defeating Southern Cross University in round two of Far North Coast Rugby Union. With scores locked at 7 all, the side lifted in the second half to beat SCU 22 points to 12. Meanwhile, Byron Bay disposed of long time rivals Ballina 24 to 13. Bangalow fell to Casino and Wollongbar Alstonville wiped out Lismore 64 to 19. Steven Mison and Nat Regueira topped the victor’s try scorers list, each crossing twice, while Sam Kerry kicked five conversions throughout the match. The competition now takes a week off while the New South Wales Country Championships are played. (VISION ONLY)

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ASSISTANT MINISTER VISITS SOUTHERN CROSS LABS

Southern Cross University’s science faculties have been given the once over by Assistant Minister for Science Karen Andrews. She toured the campus alongside Member for Page Kevin Hogan, to see first-hand how research being undertaken by students and staff is progressing. “We’ve looked at the geosciences area where there is both fundamental research and also applied research going on.” “Southern cross have positioned themselves recently to be experts, in the world, in geoscience and they have some great research projects going on here.” The federal government has invested almost $7million into several projects onsite, as part of a renewed focus on science, technology, engineering and maths. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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