Research & development > Life sciences

Mythbusting with microfossils

17 June, 2015 by Lauren Davis

There's no doubt that fossils provide an important window into the past, but just how much do we know about these traces of ancient life?


Injectable electronics could be the future of neuroscience

10 June, 2015

An international team of researchers, led by Harvard University Professor Charles Lieber, has developed a method for fabricating nanoscale electronic scaffolds that can be injected via syringe.


New species of snail discovered

25 May, 2015

A new species of snail has been discovered by a Bush Blitz expedition that took place on Bush Heritage Australia's Carnarvon Station Reserve in the highlands of southern Queensland.


Frontline immune cells can call for back-up

19 May, 2015

Australian researchers have found that neutrophils - innate immune cells that swarm to sites of injury within minutes to undertake damage control and kill invaders - can in some cases enlist reinforcements in their fight against pathogens.


Water fleas have genetically adapted to climate change

12 May, 2015

Researchers from KU Leuven, Belgium, have led the first study to document evolutionary changes in the thermal tolerance of natural populations as a response to climate change.


Doping doesn't do much good

05 May, 2015

Following the examination of over 120 years of sporting records, University of Adelaide researchers have concluded that doping actually has very little effect on athletes' results.


Building blocks of life found in infant star system

14 April, 2015

Astronomers have detected the presence of complex organic molecules in a protoplanetary disc surrounding a young star located 455 light-years away, reaffirming that the conditions that spawned the Earth and Sun are not unique in the universe.


Building blocks of life found in infant star system

14 April, 2015

Astronomers have detected the presence of complex organic molecules in a protoplanetary disc surrounding a young star located 455 light-years away, reaffirming that the conditions that spawned the Earth and Sun are not unique in the universe.


Cosmo Bio Fertiup and CARD Medium media for mouse sperm cryopreservation, sperm preincubation and IVF

19 March, 2015

Cosmo Bio's Fertiup and Card Medium are high-performance media for mouse sperm cryopreservation, sperm preincubation and in vitro fertilisation (IVF). When used in combination, the products provide a high and stable fertilisation rate using frozen-thawed mouse sperm.


Alzheimer's may be an autoimmune disease

12 March, 2015

US neuroscientists have presented evidence suggesting the involvement of autoimmunity against the lipid ceramide in Alzheimer's disease.


Glucose-responsive insulin to better control diabetes

13 February, 2015

Researchers from MIT have developed a new type of insulin which activates in the bloodstream only when it is needed. The development could make everyday life much easier for type 1 diabetes patients.


The mystery of the disappearing bees revealed?

10 February, 2015

It's no secret that honey bee populations have been rapidly declining of late. An international group of scientists, including Australians, thinks the cause of this collapse lies in young bees who are growing up too fast.


Boehringer Ingelheim collaborates on cancer and immunotherapy research

15 January, 2015

German pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim this week announced research collaborations with Vanderbilt and Yale universities in order to develop treatments for cancer and other diseases.


OK, as we suspected - men really are idiots

15 December, 2014

Males are more likely to be admitted to an emergency department after accidential injuries, more likely to be admitted with a sporting injury and more likely to be involved in a fatal road traffic collision. Put simply, men are more likely to be idiots.


A meeting of the minds

13 November, 2014 by Lauren Davis

An international research collaboration has built a pathway that makes brain-to-brain communication possible - with a little help from the internet.


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