Employment in the Australian biotech sector has doubled over the last two years, according to an industry survey conducted by Innovation Dynamics Pty Ltd
Australian scientists have identified the leukaemia cells responsible for causing relapse after treatment in common childhood cancer.
The ability to resist many of the antibiotics used against plague has been found so far in only a single case of the disease in Madagascar. But because the same ability is present in other kinds of bacteria from a broad range of livestock, antibiotic resistance could potentially spread to other Yersinia pestis and also other bacterial pathogens.
New technology in the fight against counterfeit medicines in the developing world was announced in a presentation to the WHOâ€™s International Medical Products Anti-Counterfeiting Taskforce this week.
Sixty years ago this month, Australia developed a system of ensuring laboratory competence that has been adopted by more than 70 countries and led to the formation of the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA).
The Curtin Medal for Excellence in Medical Research has been awarded to an Australian scientist who studies how DNA replicates in cells, in an effort to understand and find cures for diseases such as cancer.
The US Department of Agriculture has signalled its plans to allow the commercial cultivation of genetically-modified rice on more than 3000 acres in Kansas.
The University of Queensland (UQ) professor behind the worldâ€™s first cervical cancer vaccine received one of Australiaâ€™s most prestigious medical awards last night.
I have been wading through information about the Research Quality Framework (RQF). The RQF is "an Australian Government initiative to formulate a world's best practice framework for evaluating research quality and the impact of research
An Australian researcher has returned from the US to continue working on environmentally-friendly insect control methods based on spider venom compounds.
Current research into a physical phenomenon discovered two centuries ago may hold the key to meeting future energy demands and reducing global warming.
Healthy and viable mice that survive until adulthood have been cloned from adult stem cells by scientists from Rockefeller University using cells called keratinocyte stem cells.
The Hioki Model 3470 Magnetic Field HiTester is designed to measure human exposure to magnetic flux in electromagnetic fields in accordance with IEC standards (IEC62233; EN50366) and International Commission on Non-Ionising Protection Commission (ICNIRP) guidelines.
No-one in my house suffers from asthma, which is really rather lucky. However, I have long been concerned that all the research that establishes over-clean houses as a potential trigger for the disease actually shows up my limitations as a housekeeper
Researchers from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati (UC) Academic Health Center at the Computational Medicine Center have established a gene information resource designed to aid biomedical researchers in more effectively identifying small alterations in the human genome that are associated with individuals' susceptibility to disease.