Research & development

Join the search for exploding stars

17 May, 2017 by | Supplied by: Australian National University

The Australian National University (ANU) is inviting citizen scientists with an interest in astronomy to join a search for exploding stars called supernovae.

Australian researchers build brain-on-a-chip

15 May, 2017 by

Australian researchers have grown brain cells on a semiconductor wafer patterned with nanowires which act as a scaffold to guide the growth of brain cells.

Jumping without slipping: the secret of the leafhopper

12 May, 2017 by

UK researchers have uncovered the secret behind the explosive leaping ability of leafhopper insects — a discovery that could help create better technology in the future.

Cannabis could reverse brain decline

10 May, 2017 by

Cannabis has the potential to reverse brain ageing and improve memory function, a new European study has revealed.

Major cancer protein conundrum solved

08 May, 2017 by

US scientists have solved a major conundrum regarding the exact role of a protein in a critical cancer-linked pathway.

PreveCeutical and UniQuest partner to develop CBD sol-gels

01 May, 2017 by

PreveCeutical Medical and UniQuest have partnered to develop a soluble gel to deliver cannabinoids directly to the brain via the nasal cavity.

Researchers rewire stem cells to fight arthritis

01 May, 2017 by Jim Dryden

US researchers have rewired mouse stem cells' genetic circuits to produce an anti-inflammatory arthritis drug when the cells encounter inflammation. The technique eventually could act as a vaccine for arthritis and other chronic conditions.

Conquering epilepsy with computer science

24 April, 2017 by Vijay Iyer, MathWorks | Supplied by: MathWorks Australia

Around 25,000 Australians are diagnosed with epilepsy each year.

Fungi — a goldmine for pharmaceuticals?

21 April, 2017 by Chalmers University of Technology

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have developed a method for finding new antibiotics from fungi.

R&D Tax Incentive cap to hamper commercialisation, industry says

19 April, 2017 by

Australian biotech and medical associations have come together to urge the government to "not devastate" the Australian MTP (medtech, biotech and pharmaceutical) sector "by gutting the Research & Development (R&D) Tax Incentive".

Producing oil in plant leaves

18 April, 2017 by | Supplied by: CSIRO

Researchers have successfully produced oil in the leaves, stems and seeds of plants, in a significant breakthrough for the renewable oils industry.

Tapping plant pharmacopeia for better drugs

18 April, 2017 by David Salisbury

Geneticists have come up with an effective way of using plant pharmacopeia to produce more effective drugs.

Zika vaccine clinical trial launched

13 April, 2017 by

Themis Bioscience, an Austrian biotech company developing prophylactic vaccines against emerging tropical infectious diseases, is testing a vaccine for the Zika virus.

Australia and China partner on fusion energy research

13 April, 2017 by

The Australian National University and the University of South China have agreed to work together on fusion energy research, with the prospect of Australia providing China with its first plasma stellarator device.

Wrong way, turn back: oddball asteroid 'playing chicken' with Jupiter

03 April, 2017 by Lauren Davis

Asteroid 2015 BZ509 is the only asteroid in the solar system known to have a clockwise, retrograde orbit around the Sun while at the same time sharing a planet's orbital space.

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