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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

New spray dryer recovers 95% of particles, improves efficiency and cuts costs

Chemical engineers at the University of Sydney have developed and tested a new pilot-scale spray drying system that is designed to recover more than 95% of particles.

Life Scientist 14 September, 2017

The origin of cancer-associated cells revealed?

Japanese researchers have revealed what they claim to be the origins of cancer-associated fibroblasts — cells that play a key role in cancer progression — in a...

Life Scientist 13 September, 2017

Merck to co-lead global cancer big data alliance

Merck is collaborating with independent not-for-profit Project Data Sphere to jointly lead the Global Oncology Big Data Alliance (GOBDA).

Life Scientist 12 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
New spray dryer recovers 95% of particles, improves efficiency and cuts costs

New spray dryer recovers 95% of particles, improves efficiency and cuts costs

Chemical engineers at the University of Sydney have developed and tested a new pilot-scale spray drying system that is designed to recover more...

Article 14 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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