Scientists at La Trobe University have made a breakthrough by discovering signalling problems in cells may be responsible for mitochondrial diseases, a set of rare and incurable conditions affecting thousands of people worldwide.
Scientists collaborating at Cornell University and Weill Cornell Medical College have identified a panel of 23 protein biomarkers in cerebrospinal fluid that acts as a neurochemical â€˜fingerprintâ€™, which doctors might use someday to identify patients living with Alzheimerâ€™s disease.
A group of Johns Hopkins undergraduate biomedical engineering students have developed a rotavirus vaccine for infants that dissolves in the mouth like a popular breath freshener.
Led by physicist Orest Symko, a University of Utah group has turned heat into electricity through sound.
Melbourne epidemiologist Dr Helen Cox has won the 2007 Premierâ€™s Award for Medical Research for her work on drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB).
Australia's first preclinical contract R&D facility, TetraQ, was officially launched today to help speed the movement of medicines out of the laboratory and into the marketplace.
Austrian company Intercell has announced the completion of the phase I study of its Staphylococcus aureus vaccine.
Scientists from New Zealand and Australia have used mountains as giant â€˜dipsticksâ€™ to analyse the history of the world's largest ice sheet.
Leading international scientists will join top Australian industry executives in a national summit, for three days commencing on 24 June, to discuss how to clean up and prevent future contamination.
The Australian-New Zealand Biotech Alliance (ANZBA), in partnership with Invest Australia, has launched a web-based directory to promote the fast-growing regional biotechnology industry to the global market.
The federal government announced yesterday that it will back the development of a Brisbane-based major research centre, designed to test and produce new drugs for the medical industry.
Scientists have discovered a new virus that was responsible for the deaths of three transplant recipients who received organs from a single donor in Victoria, Australia.
New research into the molecular basis of salty taste has been released by the Nestlé Research Center in Switzerland.
A study by Australian and US researchers is helping dispel the 40-year-old â€˜thrifty genotype theoryâ€™ â€“ that certain minority groups are genetically prone to diabetes.
The University of Queensland (UQ) has received a $48,000 donation to its cancer research institute from cancer charity group, Mardi Jackson Foundation.