Research & development

Milestone as phosphorus discovered on a moon of Saturn

16 June, 2023

Scientists have discovered phosphorus — an essential chemical element for life — locked inside salt-rich ice grains ejected into space from Enceladus, one of Saturn's moons.

Milestone as radio waves observed from Type Ia supernova

06 June, 2023

An international team of researchers performed detailed observations of a Type Ia supernova which exploded in 2020.

Predicting progression to life-threatening dengue fever

05 June, 2023

Scientists have discovered cell populations in blood which clearly indicate whether a person infected with dengue fever is likely to progress to life-threatening severe disease or not.

CSIRO telescope's new galaxy discovery causes questions

30 May, 2023

Researchers using a telescope owned by CSIRO have detected a 'fast radio burst' in a nearby galaxy that questions what we know about how the phenomena form.

Mechanical signalling may be key to plant regeneration

30 May, 2023

Researchers in Japan have discovered the mechanisms involved in plant cell regeneration and how the plants create the correct type of tissue when damaged.

Australia's first 'biopharm' set to develop biologics

30 May, 2023

QUT has taken a critical step towards establishing Australia's first 'biopharm' to make life-saving medicines and vaccines in plants.

Cranberry juice really could prevent UTIs

12 May, 2023

New medical evidence shows consuming cranberry products could be an effective way to prevent a UTI before it gets started.

MGI, SAGC partner to advance Australian genomics research

11 May, 2023 | Supplied by: MGI Australia Pty. Ltd.

MGI and South Australian Genomics Centre have introduced the country's first commercial ultra-high throughput sequencer, DNBSEQ-T7.

Human 'pangenome' reflects global human diversity

11 May, 2023

Scientists have developed a human 'pangenome' reference — a collection of genome sequences that captures more human diversity than the Human Genome Project.

Red giant caught devouring a planet for the first time

08 May, 2023

Astronomers suspected that in some cases red giants may consume nearby planets, but the phenomenon had never been directly observed before.

Australia's first National Quantum Strategy released

04 May, 2023

The strategy sets out a long-term vision for how Australia will take advantage of the opportunities of quantum technologies.

New image shows a black hole expelling a powerful jet

28 April, 2023

Astronomers have observed for the first time, in the same image, the shadow of the black hole at the centre of the galaxy Messier 87 (M87) and the powerful jet expelled from it.

Rapid test enables early diagnosis of preeclampsia

24 April, 2023

The strip-based lateral flow assay uses nanoparticle-based technology to detect the concentration of specific biomarkers present in the blood plasma of women with preeclampsia.

Nucleobase uracil found in Ryugu asteroid samples

17 April, 2023

Researchers analysed samples of the asteroid and found uracil — one of the informational units that make up RNA — as well as nicotinic acid, also known as vitamin B3.

Novel blood test could diagnose endometriosis

14 April, 2023

Proteomics International's diagnostic test works by measuring the concentration of biomarkers in the blood that are associated with endometriosis.

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