Research & development

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.


Illumina Nextera Flex for Enrichment sequencing solution

30 November, 2018 | Supplied by: Illumina Australia Pty Ltd

The Illumina Nextera Flex for Enrichment is a targeted sequencing solution.


Govt launches new science advisory body

30 November, 2018

The National Science and Technology Council is set to take the place of the Commonwealth Science Council as the peak advisory body to the Prime Minister and other Ministers on science and technology.


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.


Blood test detects early-stage ovarian cancer

23 November, 2018

Researchers from the University of Adelaide and Griffith University have developed a new blood test for the early diagnosis of ovarian cancer.


What can flying insects contribute to neuroscience?

20 November, 2018 | Supplied by: Flinders University

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.


Agribusiness partnership to explore native medicinal plants

08 November, 2018

A new research and commercial partnership aims to explore the development of a sustainable agribusiness model for traditional medicinal plants growing in northern Australia.


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).


'Atmospheric detergent' to be investigated in Antarctica

01 November, 2018

Scientists are preparing to build a temporary lab on an Antarctic ice sheet, to reveal how much a natural 'atmospheric detergent' cleans the air of harmful trace gases.


Genetic variation that influences stroke recovery identified

26 October, 2018

A team of scientists from Melbourne, Europe and the United States has identified a genetic variation that influences stroke patients' recovery.


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.


Questions raised about swine flu vaccine

24 September, 2018

An investigation published by The BMJ raises fundamental questions about the transparency of information surrounding the safety of GlaxoSmithKline's Pandemrix vaccine used in 2009–2010.


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