Australia's efforts to reverse dryland salinity have received a boost with the development of a granular inoculant that helps wattles establish up to five times faster than normal.
The first recordings of the brainâ€™s smallest cells at work, sensing the outside world, have been made by scientists at University College London (UCL). Their findings could help unlock the secrets of the cerebellum, a key motor control centre in the brain which, when damaged, can lead to movement disorders such as ataxia and loss of balance.
Scientific studies of a unique Australian frog could lead to the development of new ways to improve livestock production levels and boost the prospects of maintaining human muscle strength into old age.
Healthcare providers want to know as soon as possible the condition of the patient. Advances in microelectronics, microfluidics and microfabrication are enabling manufacturers to create a new generation of small, portable devices
A discovery by United Kingdom Medical Research Council (MRC) scientists, working with colleagues at Oxford University, provides a promising platform for research into the development of new treatments for inflammatory diseases, including arthritis and asthma, and cancer.
A study by Melbourne scientists has provided the first direct evidence that differences in the way the surface of the human brain is folded could be an indication of how smart a person is.
FRET microscopy imaging is widely used to detect protein-protein interactions inside living cells. This application note describes the use of one and two-photon FRET and in characterising the dimerisation of C/EBPa protein
Of the five basic senses, the sense of smell is the least understood. Now, scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have sniffed out potential clues to how olfactory receptors in the nose detect odours
Dr John Sader used established mechanical principles to prove that the popular V-shaped cantilever inadvertently degrades the performance of the instrument and delivers none of its intended benefits
The burgeoning area of drug delivery research could some day produce insulin pills for diabetics, laboratory-grown organs for transplants and plastic surgery, and an under-skin pharmacy on a microchip