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Protein programs killer T cells to migrate to diseased sites

US scientists have discovered how killer T cells 'learn' to migrate to sites of infections or tumours, where they amass and attack the diseased cells.

Life Scientist 18 December, 2017

Rare diseases and the power of precision medicine

When molecular biologists Steve Wilton and Sue Fletcher first started exploring dystrophin exon skipping for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), they faced a lot of scepticism.

Life Scientist 15 December, 2017

Nearly 40% of Australian cancer deaths are potentially preventable

Queensland researchers have found that 38% of cancer deaths in Australia, or 16,700 each year, could potentially be avoided — mostly through lifestyle changes.

Life Scientist 15 December, 2017

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 from mature tissues of...

Life Scientist 14 December, 2017

Light-activated glue seals wounds in 60 seconds

Australian scientists have invented a gel that seals wounds and stops bleeding — both internally and externally — within 60 seconds. It sends signals to the...

Life Scientist 14 December, 2017

Biotechnology
Printed medication: the future of pharmaceuticals

Printed medication: the future of pharmaceuticals

US scientists have developed technology that can print pure, ultraprecise doses of drugs onto a wide variety of surfaces, in a breakthrough that...

Article 03 October, 2017
Health & Medical
Rare diseases and the power of precision medicine

Rare diseases and the power of precision medicine

When molecular biologists Steve Wilton and Sue Fletcher first started exploring dystrophin exon skipping for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD),...

Article 15 December, 2017
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
Scientists find possible genetic links to male sexual orientation

Scientists find possible genetic links to male sexual orientation

While Australia's LGBTIQ+ community celebrates the legalisation of same-sex marriage, US researchers are continuing the search for the elusive...

Article 11 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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