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Research consortium to supercharge vaccine production

16 January, 2019

Using technology developed at The University of Queensland, the consortium will develop a rapid response pipeline to develop and test new vaccines in as little as 16 weeks.

Eavesdropping viruses re-engineered to attack diseases

21 December, 2018 by Liz Fuller-Wright

Researchers have identified a virus — VP882 — that can listen in on bacterial conversations and can be re-engineered to attack diseases.

Key melanoma protein identified

21 December, 2018

Scientists from the Centenary Institute, in collaboration with 11 other Australian research institutions, have identified protein RAB27A as a key driver of melanoma metastasis.

Parkinson's discovery could lead to new therapies

21 December, 2018

Researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI) have discovered how a protein linked to Parkinson's disease may protect cells such as neurons in the brain.

TRIM21 and antibody immunity

12 December, 2018

Dr Leo James is presenting at the the 44th Lorne Conference on Protein Structure and Function, where he'll introduce TRIM21 and explain why it is important.  

Researchers discover a new disease and its genetic cause

10 December, 2018

Researchers have discovered a new human disease and the gene responsible for it.

Protein engineering in focus at Lorne Proteins

04 December, 2018

2018 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Professor Frances Arnold will deliver a special evening lecture on protein engineering at the 44th Lorne Conference on Protein Structure and Function.

Zapping tumours in less than a second

03 December, 2018

Two potential treatments — one using X-rays, the other using protons — aim to reduce the side effects of radiation therapy by vastly shrinking the length of a typical session.

Doctors swallow Lego for science

29 November, 2018

"My child swallowed a piece of Lego, how long will it take to exit?" Six fearless Australian paediatricians recently ingested Lego heads in order to answer this burning question.

What can flying insects contribute to neuroscience?

20 November, 2018

How can extraordinarily rapid insect responses occur when the body's pre-motor pathways run into a bottleneck linking messages from the brain to the wings and body?

2018 Metcalf Prizes — winners announced

16 November, 2018

Dr Heather Lee and Enzo Porrello have received the National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia's 2018 Metcalf Prizes.

Rare cancer trial results released

14 November, 2018

Genomic profiling could benefit many Australians with rare cancers, according to results from a pilot study for rare cancers.

UNSW to analyse DNA samples from 15,000 aspirin trial patients

09 November, 2018

UNSW scientists are conducting genetic analysis of DNA samples from ASPREE trial participants.

Genetic network linked to autism uncovered

05 November, 2018

Researchers have uncovered a network of more than 200 genes involved in controlling alternative splicing events that are often disrupted in autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Doe, a deer, a feral deer

22 October, 2018

The Centre for Invasive Species Solutions has brought together five state and territory governments, three local councils, three universities and three private environmental groups to form Australia's largest deer management research collaboration.

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