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More than half the world to miss chronic disease targets

The majority of countries are unlikely to reach the UN's 2030 target to reduce deaths caused by the four major non-communicable diseases in people aged 30–70...

Life Scientist 26 September, 2018

Nanomedicine to treat prostate cancer in man's best friend

A 10-year-old beagle with prostate cancer is helping researchers at The University of Queensland use nanomedicines to accurately diagnose and target the disease.

Life Scientist 25 September, 2018

Antimalarial drug boosted with chemo medicines

Scientists have found a way to boost the efficacy of the world's most powerful antimalarial drug, in a breakthrough that may overcome antimalarial drug resistance.

Life Scientist 24 September, 2018

Scientists assemble the cane toad genome

The breakthrough will help scientists gain a better understanding of what makes Australia's most infamous amphibian tick.

Life Scientist 21 September, 2018

UNSW medical psychology researcher wins Harkness Fellowship

Associate Professor Nadine Kasparian has won the 2018–19 Harkness Fellowship in Health Care Policy and Practice.

Life Scientist 19 September, 2018

Biotechnology
STEM superstar on the juggle, the struggle and the joy

STEM superstar on the juggle, the struggle and the joy

Marine ecologist and ecosystem modeller Jess Melbourne-Thomas is one of two Tasmanians who were named as Science and Technology Australia's...

Article 06 September, 2018
Health & Medical
Cancer drugs tested on live human tumours

Cancer drugs tested on live human tumours

Researchers are using surgically removed breast and prostate tumour specimens to rapidly screen different drugs to see which ones most effectively...

Article 23 August, 2018
Life Sciences
Immune cells associated with schizophrenia

Immune cells associated with schizophrenia

Scientists have identified immune cells in greater amounts in the brains of some people with schizophrenia — a breakthrough that could...

Article 17 September, 2018
Molecular Biology
Scientists assemble the cane toad genome

Scientists assemble the cane toad genome

The breakthrough will help scientists gain a better understanding of what makes Australia's most infamous amphibian tick.

Article 21 September, 2018
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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