Research & development

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.


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.


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.


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.


The road to reproducible research

17 April, 2018 by Mansi Gandhi

The reproducibility problem has plagued biomedical science for decades, but it came into the limelight in 2012 when Amgen scientists reported that they couldn't reproduce 47 out of 53 'landmark' publications.


Aussie zika vaccine begins US trial

28 March, 2018 by Andrew Spence

The first non-human primate trials of a dual vaccine developed in Australia for the zika and chikungunya viruses are about to begin in the United States.


Drug hoped to treat CFS causes impaired immune function — study

28 March, 2018

Reports that a drug used to treat autoimmune diseases and cancer could also treat CFS have been refuted by a new Griffith University study.


New brew of beer holds the hops, keeps the flavour

23 March, 2018

How would you like to try beer that costs less and has a more consistent flavour? US scientists may have come to your rescue.


Gold-coated nanowires restore visual response in blind mice

09 March, 2018

Scientists have restored visual responses in blind mice by transplanting artificial replacements for light-detecting cells into their eyes.


Fighting superbugs with their favourite food

06 March, 2018

Adelaide researchers have developed and patented a novel approach to fight superbugs by targeting the bugs' favourite food, iron.


Could Zika virus help battle brain cancer?

05 March, 2018

Zika virus could be used for treatment of glioblastoma, according to Brazilian researchers.


Regenerative medicine breakthrough

02 March, 2018

Australian and Dutch researchers have moved a step closer towards making human kidneys from stem cells.


3D scaffolds to grow muscle

26 February, 2018

Australian biomedical engineers have combined lab-made peptides with natural proteins and polymers to create a 3D 'hydrogel scaffold'.


CRISPR-based DNA detective

20 February, 2018

A CRISPR-based genetic detective could lead to fast, reliable medical tests.


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