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Anti-inflammatory detection in dead vultures

UK researchers have used a Genevac miVac DNA concentrator for efficient sample preparation in a forensic method to detect residues of diclofenac in vultures and livestock...

Lab equipment 22 September, 2016

Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug approved by FDA

The US FDA has announced the approval of a Western Australian-developed drug to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) — a rare and fatal muscle wasting disease...

Life Scientist 22 September, 2016

Early exposure reduces common food allergies

It may seem counterintuitive, but exposing infants to allergenic foods from an early age may reduce the likelihood of them developing full-blown allergies and autoimmune...

Life Scientist 21 September, 2016

We could grow jet fuel on gum trees — if there's anywhere left to plant them

Scientists are one step closer to using Australia's iconic gum trees to develop low-carbon renewable jet and missile fuel.

Research & development 21 September, 2016

Lorne again: get ready for life science conference season

With Lorne conference season just a few months away, Australia's life scientists will be getting ready for a massive two weeks packed with five different events.

Lab business 19 September, 2016

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High-res bone scans without the radiation

High-res bone scans without the radiation

Irish researchers have devised a new scanning technique that produces high-resolution 3D images of bones without exposing patients to X-ray radiation.

Article 12 September, 2016
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PM opens Westmead medical research centre

PM opens Westmead medical research centre

The Westmead Millennium Institute for Medical Research (WMI) has been opened by Prime Minister Tony Abbott and NSW Premier Mike Baird, bringing...

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Scientists have created a new material that performs like a cell membrane found in nature. The material can assemble itself into an extremely thin...

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