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Look into my eyes: melanoma risk can be found in the iris

Queensland researchers have found that freckles and moles appearing on the iris indicate a high risk of melanoma — particularly in people under 40 years of age.

Life Scientist 23 January, 2018

Reform recommended for genetic modification regulations

Australia's gene technology regulator has proposed reducing regulations around gene editing techniques such as CRISPR, following a 12-month technical review.

Life Scientist 22 January, 2018

Training the innate immune system to remember past threats

An international research team has shown how the innate immune system can be trained to 'remember' past threats and respond more robustly to future challenges.

Life Scientist 19 January, 2018

RNA mimic blocks pain at a molecular level

US researchers are using RNA-based medicine to combat one of the most pervasive of human health conditions — pain.

Life Scientist 18 January, 2018

Gene therapy comes of age

Gene therapy is no longer the future of medicine, but is part of the present-day clinical treatment toolkit.

Life Scientist 17 January, 2018

Biotechnology
Reform recommended for genetic modification regulations

Reform recommended for genetic modification regulations

Australia's gene technology regulator has proposed reducing regulations around gene editing techniques such as CRISPR, following a 12-month...

Article 22 January, 2018
Health & Medical
Gene therapy comes of age

Gene therapy comes of age

Gene therapy is no longer the future of medicine, but is part of the present-day clinical treatment toolkit.

Article 17 January, 2018
Life Sciences
Stem cell reprogramming mystery close to being solved

Stem cell reprogramming mystery close to being solved

Australian researchers have discovered new evidence in the decade-long mystery concerning stem cell reprogramming — a process by which cells...

Article 14 December, 2017
Molecular Biology
Modified gene-editing technique reverses disease without cutting DNA

Modified gene-editing technique reverses disease without cutting DNA

Californian researchers have developed a modified CRISPR-Cas9 technique that alters the activity, rather than the underlying sequence, of...

Article 21 December, 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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