Research & development > Life sciences

Frogs muscle in on 'wasting' process

21 June, 2004

Scientific studies of a unique Australian frog could lead to the development of new ways to improve livestock production levels and boost the prospects of maintaining human muscle strength into old age.

Sugar to aid inflammation

11 May, 2004

A discovery by United Kingdom Medical Research Council (MRC) scientists, working with colleagues at Oxford University, provides a promising platform for research into the development of new treatments for inflammatory diseases, including arthritis and asthma, and cancer.

Folds in brain could predict intelligence

20 April, 2004

A study by Melbourne scientists has provided the first direct evidence that differences in the way the surface of the human brain is folded could be an indication of how smart a person is.

FRET and FRET-FLIM microscopy imaging of localised protein interactions in living cell nucleus

08 July, 2003 by Dr Ammasi Periasamy*

FRET microscopy imaging is widely used to detect protein-protein interactions inside living cells. This application note describes the use of one and two-photon FRET and in characterising the dimerisation of C/EBPa protein

Metal ions may play a big role in how we sense smells

08 April, 2003

Of the five basic senses, the sense of smell is the least understood. Now, scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have sniffed out potential clues to how olfactory receptors in the nose detect odours

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