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Treating childhood allergies with gut bacteria

Australian biotech company Ondek is on a mission to develop an immunotherapy based on the gram-negative bacterium Helicobacter pylori, which it hopes to eventually...

Life Scientist 16 August, 2017

Female-led sample sharing database changing the future of biological research

In order to understand our ever-changing biological landscape, it is important for biological researchers to work efficiently and cost-effectively.

Computing hardware/software 14 August, 2017

DNA sequencing programs vulnerable to cyber attack

Everyone knows the importance of practising good cybersecurity, but we bet you never thought your computer could be hacked using DNA.

Computing hardware/software 14 August, 2017

Tumour blood supply stopped in its tracks by dextran-catechin

An international study, led by researchers from the Children's Cancer Institute and University of New South Wales, has uncovered a new way of dealing with...

Life Scientist 10 August, 2017

From Vietnam War refugee to STEM superstar

She arrived in Australia as an asylum seeker from the Vietnam War, with no English-speaking skills and nothing but the clothes on her back. Now, more than 20 years...

Lab business 07 August, 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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