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Sticky pesticide to protect crops from insects

Dutch scientists have engineered a sticky substance that protects plants from diseases and pests by trapping them when they land on plant leaves, incapacitating them.

Research & development 28 May, 2024

Flow cytometer detects bacteria in environmental waters

The rapid and accurate detection of bacteria in aquatic environments has typically been challenging due to the complexity of the natural water microbial populations.

Lab equipment 27 May, 2024

How foodborne bacteria survive in food prep environments

The new research is important for understanding the different communities of microbes in different environments across ready-to eat-food facilities.

Life Scientist 24 May, 2024

Coral-counting robot to assist with reef restoration

Researchers have developed a robot to count and capture images of baby tank-grown corals destined for the Great Barrier Reef, saving thousands of hours of time.

Life Scientist 17 May, 2024

New method for assessing red blood cell deformability

Using image-based deep learning and dynamic shape classification techniques, researchers have developed a novel method of checking red blood cell deformability that is said...


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Smart nanoprobe lights up prostate cancer cells

Smart nanoprobe lights up prostate cancer cells

Researchers have developed a smart nanoprobe designed to infiltrate prostate tumours and send back a signal using an optical imaging technique...

Article 25 April, 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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Novel adhesive is strong, smart and reusable

Novel adhesive is strong, smart and reusable

Researchers found a way to maximise the adhesion of the material by using shape-memory polymers, which can stick and detach easily when needed...

Article 09 May, 2024
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