Research & development

Bacteria found in ISS drinking water

11 November, 2019

Bacteria have been found coating drinking water pipes and tanks on the International Space Station (ISS) — but what are the potential risks to human health?


How can tomatoes improve sperm quality?

08 November, 2019 by Lauren Davis

Sperm quality can be improved with a simple diet supplement containing a compound found in cooked tomatoes — a breakthrough that could transform the outlook for men with fertility problems.


World's scientists declare a climate emergency

07 November, 2019

Scientists warn that "untold human suffering" is unavoidable without deep and lasting shifts in human activities that contribute to greenhouse gas emissions and other factors related to climate change.


Blood test enables rapid TB diagnosis

05 November, 2019

The test procedure is hoped to positively impact tuberculosis diagnosis in adults living in remote areas.


Efficient hydrogen extraction supports sustainable fuel

04 November, 2019

Researchers have developed a new method of extracting hydrogen from water more efficiently, which could help underpin the capture of renewable energy in the form of sustainable fuel.


Blood test to detect multiple types of cancer

10 October, 2019

In contrast to liquid biopsies, which detect genetic mutations or other cancer-related alterations in DNA, the technology focuses on modifications to DNA known as methyl groups.


Blood test set to reduce late detection of lung cancer

01 October, 2019

Oncimmune's EarlyCDT Lung test has been found to reduce the incidence of patients with late-stage lung cancer at diagnosis, compared with standard clinical diagnosis.


Stamping out invasive biopsies

27 September, 2019

Researchers have developed a novel technology that could sensitively detect and classify cancer cells, as well as determine disease aggressiveness, from the least invasive biopsies.


Phenosys Jet Ball rodent virtual reality system

26 September, 2019 | Supplied by: SciTech Pty Ltd

The Jet Ball by Phenosys is a novel virtual reality experimental system based on an air cushion-supported spherical treadmill that allows a restrained rodent to navigate in virtual space.


New blood test for prostate cancer avoids false positives

19 September, 2019

By measuring intact living cancer cells in the patient's blood, rather than the PSA protein, the method potentially provides a more accurate test for prostate cancer.


Eye-tracking tests could predict Alzheimer's development

09 September, 2019

Eye-tracking technology could be used in future to predict if people with mild memory and thinking impairments will go on to develop Alzheimer's disease.


Under pressure: a new dimension for the periodic table

06 September, 2019

It is now possible for materials researchers to make quick predictions about how certain elements will behave at different pressures.


Test predicts cervical cancer risk in HPV-positive women

04 September, 2019

The 'two-in-one' test not only detects the type of HPV infection but also indicates precancerous markers.


Diagnostic test could end needless chemotherapy

15 August, 2019 | Supplied by: The University of Queensland

The test could soon result in tailored treatment for women with invasive lobular breast cancer, in some cases relieving patients from the gruelling process of undergoing chemotherapy.


Species aren't adapting fast enough to climate change

13 August, 2019

Climate change is outpacing the ability of birds and other species to adapt to their changing environment, according to an international team of scientists.


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