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New discovery about how a baby's sex is determined

It turns out the process is not just about the X-Y chromosomes, but involves a 'regulator' that increases or decreases the activity of genes which decide if we...

Life Scientist 17 December, 2018

Bionic eye project has sights on human trials

University of Sydney researchers are developing a bionic eye with plans to move it to human trials next year.

Life Scientist 14 December, 2018

Researchers seek to cure cancerous paediatric tumour

A newly developed technique called live-cell, single-molecule imaging has allowed researchers to see how genetic processes lead to tumourigenesis — the formation of...

Life Scientist 14 December, 2018

11 new epilepsy genes discovered

Epilepsy researchers from around the world examined the DNA of more than 45,000 people and have discovered 11 genes associated with the disorder.

Life Scientist 13 December, 2018

Health researchers recognised in 2018 Research Action Awards

Three Australian researchers whose work has had a significant impact on healthcare policy and delivery were honoured in the Sax Institute's 2018 Research Action Awards.

Life Scientist 12 December, 2018

Biotechnology
Brain-stimulation implant could treat epilepsy patients

Brain-stimulation implant could treat epilepsy patients

A tiny device that electrically stimulates the brain could one day be used to treat conditions such as epilepsy and Parkinson's disease —...

Article 04 December, 2018
Health & Medical
Bionic eye project has sights on human trials

Bionic eye project has sights on human trials

University of Sydney researchers are developing a bionic eye with plans to move it to human trials next year.

Article 14 December, 2018
Life Sciences
Bye bye, <em>E. coli</em> &mdash; reducing contamination in red meat

Bye bye, E. coli — reducing contamination in red meat

Food safety researchers from the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture have come together with industry in a joint effort to enhance the quality of...

Article 16 October, 2018
Molecular Biology
The ancient history of DNA control

The ancient history of DNA control

The tricks DNA uses to control gene expression — which genes are turned on and off, and when — may have originated much earlier than...

Article 27 November, 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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