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Rapid liquid biopsies for melanoma patients

The Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute is using blood test technology from Bio-Rad Laboratories to detect and analyse cancer genes in melanoma patients.

Life Scientist 01 December, 2016

Hydrogen-eating bacteria and the truth about baleen whales

Researchers from Monash University have wasted no time getting into the spirit of summer, releasing two separate stories with a distinctly sea-flavoured theme to them.

Research & development 01 December, 2016

Avast, ye scurvy dogs!

It may sound like something from the plot of a Johnny Depp movie, but overcooked vegetables have been identified as the primary culprit behind a recent Australian outbreak...

Life Scientist 30 November, 2016

From bread to beer — the gene mutation in barley

A research team led by Okayama University has discovered the gene mutation and enzyme that determine whether the dormancy of barley is long (better for food crops) or short...

Research & development 24 November, 2016

Nitrogen key to gut health

Australian and Norwegian scientists have developed the first general principles on the impact dietary balance plays on microbiota, helping us predict the ideal diet for...

Life Scientist 24 November, 2016

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High-res bone scans without the radiation

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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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Improving efficiency and safety in Australian labs

Improving efficiency and safety in Australian labs

Russell Urquhart looks at how the European Standard EN 14470-1 compares to those governing storage cabinets in Australia and how Australian...

Article 11 November, 2016
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