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Gentler form of IVF found to improve success rates

The 'soft touch' technique, known as Piezo-ICSI, works by gently penetrating an egg using high-speed vibration, rather than the standard cutting action used in...

Life Scientist 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

Bird flu found in Victorian egg farm, returned traveller

Two separate instances of avian influenza (bird flu) were reported in Victoria yesterday — one in a child who returned from overseas, and the other in the form of an...

Life Scientist 23 May, 2024

Cell-mapping project to uncover genetic fingerprints of disease

The $27m project will see researchers map 50 million human cells from 10,000 people to identify unique genomic fingerprints of autoimmune diseases, heart diseases and cancer.

Life Scientist 22 May, 2024

People with autism appear predisposed to PTSD

While recent studies in humans have highlighted the co-occurrence of ASD and PTSD, the link between the disorders is often overlooked and remains poorly understood.

Life Scientist 21 May, 2024

Biotechnology
Towards the next generation of vision implants

Towards the next generation of vision implants

An ultrasmall implant, with electrodes the size of a single neuron that can remain intact in the human body, holds promise for future vision...

Article 13 May, 2024
Health & Medical
Melatonin helps to prevent obesity, studies suggest

Melatonin helps to prevent obesity, studies suggest

In an experiment carried out in rats, chronic administration of melatonin prevented obesity to a greater extent than acute treatment and reduced...

Article 24 April, 2024
Life Sciences
How foodborne bacteria survive in food prep environments

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.

Article 24 May, 2024
Molecular Biology
Researchers find the 'switch' that deactivates brown fat

Researchers find the 'switch' that deactivates brown fat

Researchers have found a protein that is responsible for turning off brown fat activity, in a breakthrough which could help to address obesity and...

Article 06 May, 2024
Lab Technology
Self-driving needle steers its way through living lung tissue

Self-driving needle steers its way through living lung tissue

Researchers have built a compact robotic system that can autonomously steer a flexible needle around anatomical obstacles within the lungs of live...

Article 04 March, 2024
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