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Pig hearts kept alive outside the body for 24 hours

A major hurdle for human heart transplantation is the limited storage time of the donor heart outside the body, which is currently only routinely possible for six hours.

Life Scientist 12 April, 2024

Smartphone compass used to measure glucose

Researchers have used an ordinary smartphone's built-in magnetometer, or compass, to measure concentrations of glucose — a key marker for diabetes.

Lab equipment 10 April, 2024

Astronauts will soon grow plants on the Moon

When humans take their first steps back on the Moon after 50 years during the Artemis III mission, astronauts will cultivate and return lunar-grown plants to Earth for the...

Research & development 05 April, 2024

Breakthrough antibiotic for mycobacterial infections

The antibiotic candidate, named COE-PNH2, has been optimised to target Mycobacterium abscessus (Mab) — one of the most prevalent mycobacteria species.

Life Scientist 04 April, 2024

Coin-sized device can isolate plasma, replacing centrifuges

Named ExoArc, the coin-sized chip can achieve high blood plasma purity by removing more than 99.9% of blood cells and platelets precisely and gently in just one step.

Lab equipment 02 April, 2024

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Toxic metal particles found in cannabis vapes

Toxic metal particles found in cannabis vapes

Nano-sized toxic metal particles may be present in cannabis vaping liquids even before the vaping device is heated — and the effect is worse...

Article 25 March, 2024
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Plans unveiled for Australian Institute for Infectious Disease

Plans unveiled for Australian Institute for Infectious Disease

The Victorian Government is investing up to $400m to deliver the institute, which is expected to form the largest centre of infectious disease...

Article 23 June, 2023
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Smartphone compass used to measure glucose

Smartphone compass used to measure glucose

Researchers have used an ordinary smartphone's built-in magnetometer, or compass, to measure concentrations of glucose — a key marker for...

Article 10 April, 2024
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