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Monash to manufacture mRNA COVID-19 vaccine for Phase 1 trials

Monash University has received $5 million from the Victorian Government to manufacture the first Australian batch of a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine for clinical trials.

Life Scientist 22 June, 2021

Comprehensive 'RNA Atlas' completed

It is claimed to be one of the most comprehensive catalogues of the human transcriptome ever, helping to deepen our understanding of known RNA molecules and discover new RNAs.

Life Scientist 22 June, 2021

ATAGI no longer recommends AstraZeneca vaccine for 50–59s

The updated advice is based on new evidence demonstrating a higher risk for TTS in 50- to 59-year-olds than initially estimated in Australia.

Life Scientist 21 June, 2021

HPV infection may increase risk of preterm birth

A connection can be seen between the human papillomavirus (HPV) and the risk for preterm birth, according to a study published in the journal PLOS Medicine.

Life Scientist 18 June, 2021

Ultrasound energy used to treat high blood pressure

A minimally invasive procedure that targets the nerves near the kidney has been found to significantly reduce blood pressure in hypertension patients.

Life Scientist 17 June, 2021

Biotechnology
Novavax's Phase 3 vaccine trial yields promising results

Novavax's Phase 3 vaccine trial yields promising results

Novavax's COVID-19 vaccine demonstrated 100% protection against moderate and severe disease, with 90.4% efficacy overall, in the PREVENT-19...

Article 17 June, 2021
Health & Medical
Maternal exposure to endocrine disruptors affects semen quality

Maternal exposure to endocrine disruptors affects semen quality

Scientists have established a link between poor semen quality in adult men and their mothers' occupational exposure to endocrine disruptors...

Article 28 April, 2021
Life Sciences
Ultrafast 3D printing of lifelike organ models

Ultrafast 3D printing of lifelike organ models

The technique is capable of printing organ models 10 to 50 times faster than the industry standard — in minutes instead of hours.

Article 19 May, 2021
Molecular Biology
New genetic form of ALS discovered in children

New genetic form of ALS discovered in children

Researchers have discovered cases of ALS that are linked to variations in the DNA sequence of SPLTC1, a gene responsible for manufacturing a class...

Article 15 June, 2021
Lab Technology
Innovation in life sciences amid a pandemic

Innovation in life sciences amid a pandemic

Life sciences organisations that embraced digital transformation were well positioned to adapt to immediate demands while maintaining production of...

Article 30 March, 2021
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