Research & development

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.


Drug shown to reverse alcohol-related brain damage

12 February, 2018

Researchers have identified a drug that could reverse the damaging impacts of heavy alcohol consumption on the regeneration of brain cells.


Schrödinger's protein is both a conductor and an insulator

30 January, 2018 by Lauren Davis

US researchers have uncovered the first evidence of a protein that can conduct electricity like a metal — so long as the voltage is high enough.


Buckingham Palace built with Jurassic period microbes

22 January, 2018

Buckingham Palace in London, the Pentagon in Virginia and the Empire State Building in New York City have something in common, reveals a new study.


The silent revolution in molecular biology

18 January, 2018

Animal feed that's easier to digest. Potatoes that don't go brown. And an improved industrial oil.


Study raises concerns over animal trials

16 January, 2018

A recent investigation raises concerns over poor quality, lack of regulation and misrepresentation of animal studies for drug development.


Malaria mystery solved

11 January, 2018

An international collaboration, led by Melbourne researchers, has solved a longstanding malaria mystery.


Nucleic acids and immunity

15 December, 2017 by Mansi Gandhi

Dr Michael Gantier, Research Group Head, Nucleic Acids and Innate Immunity at the Hudson Institute in Melbourne, reflects on the latest developments in the field of infection and immunity and his lab's current focus and future plans.


Novel compound may restore immune response in melanoma patients

11 December, 2017

A novel compound may restore immune response in patients with melanoma, according to a study presented at the ESMO Immuno Oncology Congress 2017 held in Geneva, Switzerland.


Australian-developed risk scoring system predicts childhood leukaemia relapse

04 December, 2017

Australian researchers have developed a new risk scoring system for children with leukaemia based on missing DNA fragments or ‘microdeletions’.


Heart attack or chest pain? Take this diagnostic test and find out

04 December, 2017

Upstream Medical Technologies has developed a biomarker-based diagnostic test to rule out the risk of imminent heart attack for the significant number of people presenting at hospital with chest pain.


Polymeric materials with molecular recognition capabilities

20 November, 2017

University of Leicester experts in association with the spin-off company MIP Diagnostics have developed polymeric materials with molecular recognition capabilities which hold the potential to outperform natural antibodies in various diagnostic applications.


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