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Bone growth drug benefits children with dwarfism

01 December, 2023

A drug that boosts bone growth in children with achondroplasia — the most common form of dwarfism — may also reduce their chances of SIDS, sleep apnoea and needing surgery.

New Therapies: Bridge Knowledge, Speed and Quality

01 December, 2023

How quickly and effectively can you deliver breakthrough, high-quality new therapies to market?

Pill-sized device monitors vital signs from the gut

28 November, 2023

US scientists have developed an ingestible device that can safely monitor vital signs like breathing and heart rate from inside of us.

Dedicated mRNA lab coming to University of Queensland

24 November, 2023

mRNA vaccines and therapies will soon be produced for clinical trials in a dedicated laboratory at The University of Queensland (UQ).

COVID-19, vaccines and pandemic preparedness: lessons learnt

23 November, 2023 by Lauren Davis

With Australia officially in its eight wave of COVID-19, the time is ripe to look back at the challenges faced and lessons learnt from vaccine development during the early days of the pandemic.

IV needle designed to soften upon insertion

22 November, 2023

The intravenous needle remains soft once it has been used, preventing accidental needlestick injuries and unethical reuse.

Magnetic gel enables faster diabetic wound healing

21 November, 2023

The invention takes a comprehensive 'all in one' approach to wound healing, accelerating the process on several fronts.

Existing drug found to improve hand osteoarthritis symptoms

17 November, 2023

Researchers conducted a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of 97 people to investigate methotrexate, a low-cost treatment for inflammatory joint conditions.

Injectable tissue prosthesis to aid in muscle regeneration

15 November, 2023

A new approach to healing muscle injury employs an injectable tissue prosthesis in the form of conductive hydrogels combined with a robot-assisted rehabilitation system.

A steroid-free alternative for treating rheumatic condition

08 November, 2023

Scientists have found success in treating an arguably neglected inflammatory condition, polymyalgia rheumatica, with a drug that could provide an alternative to steroids for patients.

Noble metal coating reduces acute stent thrombosis

07 November, 2023

Medtech company Bactiguard has developed a thin noble metal coating that prevents bacterial adhesion and biofilm formation on medical devices.

Gas-sensing capsule to help people with gut disorders

02 November, 2023

Atmo Biosciences has created a gas-sensing capsule the size of a vitamin pill which, when swallowed, can electronically report data about the human gastrointestinal system.

Breath powers paediatric prosthetic hand

24 October, 2023 by Stéphane Marouani, Country Manager ANZ, Mathworks

Called Airbender, the wearable upper limb prosthetic is designed to be affordable, comfortable and intuitive for young users.

Pancreatic cancer drug targets scar-like tumour tissue

06 October, 2023

The drug known as PXS‐5505 returns the tumour microenvironment to a more 'normal' state by reducing fibrosis and decreasing tumour stiffness.

Breakthrough drug targets life-threatening 'bad cholesterol'

26 September, 2023

The oral drug muvalaplin is claimed to provide world-first treatment for lipoprotein(a), a largely genetic form of cholesterol that increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.

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