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Fighting superbugs with dragon blood

US scientists have found that Komodo dragon blood plasma contains a host of potentially viable antimicrobial peptides that could help lead to new therapeutics.

Life Scientist 28 February, 2017

3D-printed sternum successfully implanted

A collaboration between CSIRO, Anatomics and British doctors has resulted in the world's first implementation of a 3D-printed titanium and polymer sternum into a patient.

Life Scientist 28 February, 2017

A urine test for motor neuron disease

A new test to help patients suffering from motor neuron disease (MND) has been developed by South Australian researchers in collaboration with the University of Miami's...

Life Scientist 24 February, 2017

BeHEARD Challenge offers grants for rare disease research

Applications are now open for the 2016–2017 BeHEARD Challenge, which provides technology and financial grants for rare disease research.

Life Scientist 23 February, 2017

Rabbit virus could treat multiple myeloma

Researchers have taken a novel approach to treating multiple myeloma: the introduction of the rabbit-killing myxoma virus (MYXV).

Life Scientist 23 February, 2017

Biotechnology
Bioprinted kidneys

Bioprinted kidneys

A collaborative effort between the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, the Methuselah Foundation and Organovo has created a new hope for children...

Article 25 January, 2017
Health & Medical
A urine test for motor neuron disease

A urine test for motor neuron disease

A new test to help patients suffering from motor neuron disease (MND) has been developed by South Australian researchers in collaboration with the...

Article 24 February, 2017
Life Sciences
Stem cells linked to triple negative breast cancer

Stem cells linked to triple negative breast cancer

Researchers have identified the cells responsible for a particularly recurrent form of cancer, giving hope that better treatments can be developed...

Article 16 February, 2017
Molecular Biology
The battle for CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing technology: what patent applicants need to know

The battle for CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing technology: what patent applicants need to know

This article provides a brief overview of the CRISPR gene-editing technique and analyses the patent strategies employed by the two lead groups...

Article 20 February, 2017
Lab Technology
Award-winning digital innovations for the health sector

Award-winning digital innovations for the health sector

The winning entries in the 2015 national iAwards have brought a range of benefits to a variety of sectors — with the health sector being no...

Article 09 September, 2015
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