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Dr Karl wins UN prize for science communication

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki has become the first ever Australian to receive the UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularisation of Science.

Lab business 21 November, 2019

Smartphone device detects harmful algae in 15 min

Engineers have developed a highly sensitive system that uses a smartphone to rapidly detect the presence of toxin-producing algae in water within 15 minutes.

Lab equipment 19 November, 2019

Light-activated cells produce insulin for diabetics

Researchers transplanted engineered pancreatic beta cells into diabetic mice, then caused the cells to produce two to three times the typical level of insulin by exposing...

Life Scientist 18 November, 2019

Three new methods for early cancer detection

The UK's National Cancer Research Institute has announced several promising new methods for detecting cancer early, as detailed at the 2019 NCRI Cancer Conference.

Research & development 14 November, 2019

New strain of HIV discovered

Scientists have confirmed a new subtype of HIV, called HIV-1 group M subtype L — the first new subtype of 'group M' HIV virus to be identified since 2000.

Life Scientist 11 November, 2019

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Airborne chemicals can now be instantly identified

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Scientists have developed a portable device that can identify a wide range of airborne gases and chemicals instantly. It could thus assist in the...

Article 23 October, 2019
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Top 6 laboratory design trends

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Westlab, a manufacturer of laboratory equipment and consumables, outlines recent industry trends that are changing the face of the modern lab.

Article 28 March, 2019
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Smartphone device detects harmful algae in 15 min

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