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Gene editing on demand: fast, precise and activated by light

Scientists say they have successfully used light as a trigger to make precise cuts in genomic material rapidly, using a molecular scalpel known as CRISPR.

Life Scientist 13 July, 2020

Age-related impairments could be reversed

Two impairments of old age — frailty and immunity decline — can be halted and even partially reversed using a novel cell-based therapeutic approach.

Life Scientist 10 July, 2020

What do asthma and the gut have to do with Alzheimer's?

Recent studies have suggested new treatment approaches for Alzheimer's disease — one utilising an existing asthma drug and another targeting the gut.

Life Scientist 09 July, 2020

Ultrasound-activated microbubbles destroy cancer cells

A non-invasive technology platform utilises low-frequency ultrasound (250 kHz) to detonate microscopic tumour-targeted bubbles like warheads.

Life Scientist 09 July, 2020

Biomedical device developed from food industry by-products

The device comprised soy protein and chitin, which formed a matrix with a porous, interconnected microarchitecture similar to that of certain body tissues.

Life Scientist 07 July, 2020

Biotechnology
Eliminating side effects by manipulating molecular chirality

Eliminating side effects by manipulating molecular chirality

A nanostructure fabrication device was used to manipulate the chirality of drug molecules by controlling the direction in which a substrate is...

Article 19 June, 2020
Health & Medical
What do asthma and the gut have to do with Alzheimer's?

What do asthma and the gut have to do with Alzheimer's?

Recent studies have suggested new treatment approaches for Alzheimer's disease — one utilising an existing asthma drug and another...

Article 09 July, 2020
Life Sciences
Respiratory infection response: a case of mistaken identity

Respiratory infection response: a case of mistaken identity

Scientists have identified a previously unknown immune cell that plays a crucial role presenting antigens to other immune cells during respiratory...

Article 17 June, 2020
Molecular Biology
Gene editing on demand: fast, precise and activated by light

Gene editing on demand: fast, precise and activated by light

Scientists say they have successfully used light as a trigger to make precise cuts in genomic material rapidly, using a molecular scalpel known as...

Article 13 July, 2020
Lab Technology
Award-winning digital innovations for the health sector

Award-winning digital innovations for the health sector

The winning entries in the 2015 national iAwards have brought a range of benefits to a variety of sectors — with the health sector being no...

Article 09 September, 2015
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