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Sniffing out Alzheimer's early

Canadian researchers have found that a simple smell test may help in diagnosing those at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

Life Scientist 24 August, 2017

Why does vitamin C protect us from cancer?

For some time, it has been known that people with lower levels of ascorbate (vitamin C) are at increased risk of cancer. Now, US researchers think they finally know why...

Life Scientist 23 August, 2017

8 habits of great laboratory technicians

Irrespective of the type of laboratory environment, great technicians adapt and take on a few common habits that facilitate laboratory-based scientific investigations in...

Lab business 21 August, 2017

Understanding plant-microbe interactions

With a relentless passion for plants, a strong desire to secure the world's food resources and numerous papers and awards under his belt, Dr Jonathan Plett from Western...

Research & development 18 August, 2017

Inadequate T-cell development linked to autoimmune diseases

Researchers have determined that mutations in the gene encoding a particular enzyme may help in the development of better treatments for a wide range of autoimmune diseases.

Life Scientist 18 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

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Cancer-detecting probe enters clinical trial

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