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Light-activated drugs for pain treatment

European scientists have designed what is claimed to be the first light-activated drug for the treatment of pain, making a major step for the discipline of optopharmacology...

Life Scientist 24 April, 2017

A new theory on brain organisation

It has long been assumed that the structure of the human brain is organised by the parts of the body that each region controls, but new research indicates that there is...

Life Scientist 21 April, 2017

Protein in umbilical cord blood boosts brain function

Researchers have discovered a protein in human umbilical cord blood that could be used for the treatment of age-associated declines in mental ability.

Life Scientist 20 April, 2017

Wearable sweat sensor diagnoses cystic fibrosis

US researchers have developed a wristband-type sweat sensor that could transform diagnostics and drug evaluation for cystic fibrosis (CF), diabetes and other diseases.

Life Scientist 20 April, 2017

Organs-on-chips market could grow to AU$155.8m

​​Currently worth a few million dollars, the emerging organs-on-chips market could grow between 38% and 57% and reach AU$79.91m to AU$155.8m by 2022, predicts research and...

Life Scientist 20 April, 2017

Biotechnology
Light-activated drugs for pain treatment

Light-activated drugs for pain treatment

European scientists have designed what is claimed to be the first light-activated drug for the treatment of pain, making a major step for the...

Article 24 April, 2017
Health & Medical
Microbubbles help identify malignant tumours

Microbubbles help identify malignant tumours

A research team led by Stanford University has developed tiny microbubbles that bind to malignant tumours, making them visible to ultrasound imaging.

Article 18 April, 2017
Life Sciences
A new theory on brain organisation

A new theory on brain organisation

It has long been assumed that the structure of the human brain is organised by the parts of the body that each region controls, but new research...

Article 21 April, 2017
Molecular Biology
The battle for CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing technology: what patent applicants need to know

The battle for CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing technology: what patent applicants need to know

This article provides a brief overview of the CRISPR gene-editing technique and analyses the patent strategies employed by the two lead groups...

Article 20 February, 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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