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So long, Pap smears — HPV screening found to be better at cancer detection

Researchers have compared the effectiveness of human papillomavirus (HPV) testing to the common but somewhat unpopular practice of Pap tests, in what is said to be...

Life Scientist 21 September, 2017

How humans are spreading bacteria around the planet

Most of us are aware of the impact globalisation is having on vulnerable rainforests, apex predators and a swathe of endangered species, but little attention is paid to how...

Computing hardware/software 18 September, 2017

New spray dryer recovers 95% of particles, improves efficiency and cuts costs

Chemical engineers at the University of Sydney have developed and tested a new pilot-scale spray drying system that is designed to recover more than 95% of particles.

Life Scientist 14 September, 2017

Mini synchrotron enables biomedical imaging research

The light generated by the Munich Compact Light Source (MuCLS) can be used to increase contrast in techniques that can be applied to real-world medical diagnosis problems,...

Analytical instrumentation 12 September, 2017

Triggering pigmentation to prevent melanoma

Scientists may not be able to stop fair-skinned redheads from getting sunburnt but they are a step closer to reducing their likelihood of certain types of skin cancer....

Research & development 11 September, 2017

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World's biggest X-ray laser generates first light

World's biggest X-ray laser generates first light

The European XFEL, the biggest X-ray laser in the world, has reached the last major milestone before its official opening in September — the...

Article 09 May, 2017
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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...

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Cancer-detecting probe enters clinical trial

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