Research & development

Computer-assisted diagnostics detect brain tumour growth earlier

05 June, 2019

A computer-assisted diagnostic procedure helps physicians detect the growth of low-grade brain tumours earlier and at smaller volumes than visual comparison alone.


Anticancer properties found in medicinal plants

28 May, 2019

The leaves of three Southeast Asian plants are effective in stopping the growth of seven types of cancer. Anticancer properties were also demonstrated in three other medicinal plants.


Predicting and detecting metastasis in prostate cancer

27 May, 2019

US scientists have found a way to differentiate the subset of patients with prostate cancer who require more aggressive management and treatment.


Pluto's atmosphere predicted to freeze over

15 May, 2019

Pluto's atmosphere is predicted to ultimately collapse and freeze over, according to almost three decades' worth of research from an international team of scientists.


Meet the tiny cousin of the Tyrannosaurus rex

10 May, 2019

A newly named tyrannosauroid dinosaur — Suskityrannus hazelae — stood less than a metre tall at the hip and was about 2.7 metres in length.


Biomarker may prevent hospital discharge in sepsis patients

08 May, 2019 | Supplied by: Thermo Fisher Scientific

European researchers have found a way to identify hospital patients with suspected sepsis infection who may suffer from subsequent disease progression.


Extent of human footprint on Antarctica revealed

07 May, 2019

More than half of all large ice-free coastal areas of Antarctica have now been disturbed by human activity.


Black hole observed spraying plasma into space

02 May, 2019

Astronomers have discovered rapidly swinging jets coming from a black hole almost 8000 light-years from Earth — behaviour that has never before been observed on such short timescales.


Climate change may affect animal-to-human disease transfer

01 May, 2019 | Supplied by: The University of Queensland

Researchers have been looking at how different environments provide opportunities for animal-to-human diseases to interact with and infect new host species, including humans.


Collaboration to non-invasively assess pregnancy outcomes

30 April, 2019 | Supplied by: Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific has entered into a collaboration with NX Prenatal to develop proteomics assays to monitor foetal health in utero and assess the risk of adverse outcomes.


Work begins on million-year ice core drill

26 April, 2019

The Australian Antarctic Program is leading an ambitious project to search for the Earth's longest continuous ice core climate record from deep inside an Antarctic ice sheet.


Alzheimer's detection in a simple blood test

25 April, 2019

Swedish scientists have shown how a blood test can reveal whether there is accelerating nerve cell damage in the brain.


Twins study reveals how the human body changes in space

23 April, 2019

Results from NASA's landmark Twins Study, which studied one twin in spaceflight and one on the ground, have finally been published.


SmartSat CRC, Boeing agreement to boost Aus space industry

17 April, 2019

The Australian Government has announced $55m for a new CRC and the Australian Space Agency has signed a Statement of Strategic Intent with aerospace company Boeing.


Budget 2019–20 — lacking 'clever country' ambition

03 April, 2019

How will the Morrison Government's pre-election 2019 Federal Budget impact science and research?


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