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Platypus venom for insulin regulation

Australia's iconic monotremes have an unusual ability that could pave the way for new treatments for type 2 diabetes in humans.

Life Scientist 02 December, 2016

Rapid liquid biopsies for melanoma patients

The Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute is using blood test technology from Bio-Rad Laboratories to detect and analyse cancer genes in melanoma patients.

Life Scientist 01 December, 2016

Chemical communication helps bacteria boost their immune systems

Research led by the University of Otago has found that bacteria can boost their immune systems by 'talking' to each other.

Life Scientist 30 November, 2016

Avast, ye scurvy dogs!

It may sound like something from the plot of a Johnny Depp movie, but overcooked vegetables have been identified as the primary culprit behind a recent Australian outbreak...

Life Scientist 30 November, 2016

New drug to prevent food allergies

Nobel Laureate Barry Marshall is developing a drug that restores balance to the immune system to help desensitise allergic responses to foods such as peanuts and shellfish.

Life Scientist 28 November, 2016

Biotechnology
'Dimmer switch' medicines: a revolution in treatment with fewer side effects

'Dimmer switch' medicines: a revolution in treatment with fewer side effects

By targeting previously unappreciated drug recognition sites in the body, a new class of medicine is on the horizon that will effectively treat...

Article 17 November, 2016
Health & Medical
Avast, ye scurvy dogs!

Avast, ye scurvy dogs!

It may sound like something from the plot of a Johnny Depp movie, but overcooked vegetables have been identified as the primary culprit behind a...

Article 30 November, 2016
Life Sciences
Why do we crave salt?

Why do we crave salt?

Researchers in Melbourne have determined the mechanism which explains our addiction to salty foods and this research may even be able to help us...

Article 17 November, 2016
Molecular Biology
How much Neanderthal DNA is in modern humans?

How much Neanderthal DNA is in modern humans?

As Homo sapiens migrated out of Africa, tens of thousands of years ago, many members of the species interbred with Neanderthals and...

Article 14 November, 2016
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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