Research & development

Structure of protein pair could guide drug development

08 June, 2018

Researchers have visualised how the protein SOCS1 'switches off' cell signalling to dampen immune responses and block cancer growth.


The hidden costs of NGS

04 June, 2018 by Dr Enrique Neumann* | Supplied by: Tecan Australia

The $100 genome era is said to be upon us. But is it really?


Nanoscale biophotonics coming to Griffith Uni

01 June, 2018 | Supplied by: Griffith University

Griffith University, the latest collaborating partner of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP), will host a CNBP research node at its Gold Coast campus.


Real-life flux capacitor inspired by Back to the Future

30 May, 2018

A real-life version of Back to the Future's flux capacitor will have important applications in communication technology and quantum computing.


Rapid, non-invasive Zika detection tool

29 May, 2018

Researchers from Australia, Brazil and the US have developed a fast and effective tool to detect Zika virus.


Chasing the DNA of the Loch Ness Monster

25 May, 2018

The story of the Loch Ness monster is one of the world's greatest mysteries.


Partnership to advance composites science

24 May, 2018

Deakin University and Vestas have teamed up to improve the compressive strength of carbon fibre composite materials for wind turbines.


Limiting global warming could preserve biodiversity

21 May, 2018 by Lauren Davis

Researchers are pushing for global warming to be limited to 1.5°C, claiming that such a limit could protect hundreds of thousands of insects, plants and animals.


New lab to advance augmented reality research

15 May, 2018

CSIRO's Data61 has opened a new facility purpose-built for applied research into novel augmented reality, virtual reality and 3D web technologies.


UniSA's $247m Cancer Research Institute opens

11 May, 2018

The University of South Australia's (UniSA) $247 million Cancer Research Institute has opened.


Plants show unexpected response to elevated CO2

01 May, 2018

Plants are responding in unexpected ways to increased carbon dioxide in the air, reversing previously well-established patterns.


Emerging technologies could help preserve biodiversity

27 April, 2018 by Mansi Gandhi

Australia is one of only two developed countries with 'megadiversity' of plant and animal life.


Pharmacy industry working towards better recycling practices

27 April, 2018 | Supplied by: Ego Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd

Representatives from 11 manufacturers in the pharmacy industry met this month to discuss the challenges and possible solutions to further closing the loop on recycling.


Galaxies get fat as they age

24 April, 2018

Much like people, galaxies fall victim to the middle-aged spread as they get older, becoming less elliptical and more round, according to Australian and US scientists.


Blackrock CerePlex Exilis wireless digital head stage for small animals

17 April, 2018 | Supplied by: SciTech Pty Ltd

CerePlex Exilis from Blackrock Microsystems is a lightweight, wireless digital head stage that provides a platform for freely behaving small animal models in neuroscience research. It offers high-quality neural data via wireless transmission while keeping an ultralow weight and size, enabling many novel research paradigms.


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