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Paradigm receives ethics approval for osteoarthritis trial

Paradigm Biopharmaceuticals has received ethics approval for its Phase 2b clinical trial to investigate pentosan polysulfate sodium (PPS) in subjects with knee...

Life Scientist 21 September, 2017

Genome editing, OCT4 and human embryo development

UK scientists have used CRISPR-CAS9 to study the role of the OCT4 protein in early human embryo development.

Life Scientist 21 September, 2017

So long, Pap smears — HPV screening found to be better at cancer detection

Researchers have compared the effectiveness of human papillomavirus (HPV) testing to the common but somewhat unpopular practice of Pap tests, in what is said to be...

Life Scientist 21 September, 2017

Personalised medicine trial for childhood cancers

Personalised medicine for childhood cancers in Australia is now one step closer, following the launch of the Zero Childhood Cancer program's national clinical trial.

Life Scientist 19 September, 2017

Diabetes drug found to have anti-ageing properties

Australian researchers have discovered that metformin, a common anti-diabetic drug, could have anti-ageing properties which could lead to longer, healthier lifespans.

Life Scientist 18 September, 2017

Biotechnology
Treating childhood allergies with gut bacteria

Treating childhood allergies with gut bacteria

Australian biotech company Ondek is on a mission to develop an immunotherapy based on the gram-negative bacterium Helicobacter pylori,...

Article 16 August, 2017
Health & Medical
So long, Pap smears — HPV screening found to be better at cancer detection

So long, Pap smears — HPV screening found to be better at cancer detection

Researchers have compared the effectiveness of human papillomavirus (HPV) testing to the common but somewhat unpopular practice of Pap tests, in...

Article 21 September, 2017
Life Sciences
Newly emerged superbug discovered in China

Newly emerged superbug discovered in China

Asian researchers have discovered a newly emerged superbug, hyper-resistant and hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae, which may cause...

Article 07 September, 2017
Molecular Biology
Genetic experts recommend against gene editing that culminates in human pregnancy

Genetic experts recommend against gene editing that culminates in human pregnancy

An international group of 11 organisations with genetics expertise is urging a cautious but proactive approach to gene editing.

Article 04 August, 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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