Advertisement

Topics

Latest Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical and Healthcare News from Australian Life Scientist

06:01 EST 16th December 2018 | BioPortfolio

Here are the most relevant search results for "Australian Life Scientist" found in our extensive news archives from over 250 global news sources.

More Information about Australian Life Scientist on BioPortfolio

In addition to our news stories we have dozens of PubMed Articles about Australian Life Scientist for you to read. Along with our medical data and news we also list Australian Life Scientist Clinical Trials, which are updated daily. BioPortfolio also has a large database of Australian Life Scientist Companies for you to search.

Showing News Articles 1–25 of 502 from Australian Life Scientist

Thursday 13th December 2018

Peeling off slimy bacterial biofilms

Researchers have found a new way to completely peel off bacterial biofilms. By looking at the films from a biological as well as mechanical engineering perspective, Princeton University researchers showed that water penetrating the junction between biofilms and surfaces, coupled with gentle peeling, can result in effective removals. The work, bridging molecular biology, materials science and mec...

Researchers seek to cure cancerous paediatric tumour

US researchers have come one step closer to helping children with cancer, recently authoring a study about paediatric cancer tumours called diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPGs). Their multidisciplinary research, conducted by students at the University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver), focuses on identifying genetic mechanisms in order to develop therapeutic treatments for children with DIPGs. ...

Bionic eye project has sights on human trials

The bionic eye system involves a microchip being implanted on the top of the eye with a tiny camera mounted on a pair of glasses delivering images wirelessly to the microchip for processing, said Professor of Biomedical Engineering Gregg Suaning. It has been designed to stimulate cells in the retina and help the brain interpret them to deliver a sense of vision in the user, said Professor Suanin...

Media Cybernetics Image-Pro v10 2D/3D/4D image analysis software

Media Cybernetics has released Image-Pro v10 analysis software. Image-Pro is a powerful 64-bit image analysis platform replacing Image-Pro Plus. It is suitable for applications including life science, pathology, biological science, cell biology, plant biology, oncology, entomology and dental science. The software makes it easy to capture, process, measure, analyse and share images and data. User...

Wednesday 12th December 2018

11 new epilepsy genes discovered

Epilepsy researchers from around the world examined the DNA of more than 45,000 people and have discovered 11 genes associated with the disorder. Researchers led by University of Melbourne clinical neurologist Sam Berkovic compared the DNA of more than 15,000 people with epilepsy to the DNA of 30,000 control people without the disorder. The results, published in Nature Communications, tripled th...

Tuesday 11th December 2018

Health researchers recognised in 2018 Research Action Awards

Three Australian researchers whose work has had a significant impact on healthcare policy and delivery were recently honoured in the Sax Institute’s 2018 Research Action Awards. A non-profit, independent organisation, the Sax Institute established the annual Research Action Awards in 2015 to recognise those whose work has made a significant impact on health policy, programs or service delivery....

TRIM21 and antibody immunity

The method involves TRIM21, a protein discovered at Dr James’s lab at the MRC LMB. The protein recognises antibodies that enter the cell attached to viruses. It binds to these antibodies, tags the antibody-virus-complex as ‘garbage’ and hands it over to the cell’s ‘garbage chute’, the proteasome. Dr James, who classifies himself as a host-pathogen biologist, is one of the speakers at ...

Monday 10th December 2018

Wild yeasts may improve wine from warmer climates

A research team led by the University of Adelaide has found yeasts that naturally occur on grapes may improve wines produced in warmer climates — despite the fact that the use of these ‘wild’ yeasts during the production process has mostly been discouraged by winemakers. As explained by Dr Ana Hranilovic, a recent PhD graduate from the university’s ARC Training Centre for Innovative Wine ...

Potential treatment for 'chemobrain' discovered

Australian researchers have found a potential treatment for ‘chemobrain’ — a cognitive-impairment condition that affects up to 60% of women after receiving chemotherapy for breast cancer. Symptoms include memory, learning and concentration difficulties, making it a frustrating experience for many of the 68,824 Australians living with breast cancer. Study leader Dr Adam Walker, from Neurosci...

Better blood analysis with lab-on-a-chip devices

A biochemist based at RMIT University and the Australian Centre for Blood Diseases, Monash University, Dr Nesbitt has a particular interest in platelet biology — platelets of course being the blood cells that stop us from bleeding. Looking for ways to model how blood flows and how this affects platelet function in disease, he turned to microfluidics. Now, he’s won a grant from the National Hea...

Sunday 9th December 2018

UNSW invests $250m in Health Translation Hub

A new partnership between the NSW Government and UNSW Sydney will see the establishment of a state-of-the-art hub for multidisciplinary medical, education, training and research at the Randwick Hospitals Campus. The university will make an initial investment of up to $250 million in the UNSW Health Translation Hub, which will deliver education, training and research rooms and expanded ambulatory ...

New 'immune brake' targeted for tumour control

Monash University researchers have shed new light on how some cancers are able to escape our immune system, in a breakthrough that has significant implications for the burgeoning field of immunotherapy — harnessing the power of our own immune system to seek out and destroy cancer. The research was led by Dr Rich Berry, from the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute and ARC Centre of Excellence...

Researchers discover a new disease and its genetic cause

Researchers have discovered a new human disease and the gene responsible for it. The disease is characterised by a weakened immune system and, because the body's ability to fight off infections is crippled, patients are susceptible to recurrent life-threatening infections such as pneumonias and debilitating infections such as progressive warts. Dr Donald Vinh from the Research Institute of the M...

Thursday 6th December 2018

15 institutions receive Athena SWAN Bronze Awards

Fifteen Australian institutions have received the inaugural Athena SWAN Bronze Awards for improving gender equity and diversity. The awardees, listed in alphabetical order, are: Australia’s Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute Charles Sturt University CSIRO Curtin University Edith Cowan University Griffith University Monash University ...

Wednesday 5th December 2018

AdipoGen Life Sciences immunosuppressive antibiotics

AdipoGen Life Sciences is a provider of key standard antibiotics, rare metabolites/antibiotics and common immunosuppressive antibiotics for use in research. The company’s common immunosuppressive antibiotics are involved in cell proliferation pathways and include calcineurin (FK-506, cyclosporin A, ascomycin), mTOR (everolimus, rapamycin) and purine synthesis (mycophenolic acid) inhibitors. Inh...

Aus scientists to develop $500m project in Mexico

Two Australian scientists have been appointed to assist with the development of a $500 million-dollar synchrotron facility in Mexico. The Mexican facility is being developed into one of the world’s leading research centres — able to respond to worldwide epidemics and global health threats like swine flu. The scientists who have been appointed to the Strategic and International Scientific Adv...

Qld researchers discover unique cancer biomarker

University of Queensland researchers have developed a test to detect cancer from blood or biopsy tissue. Dr Abu Sina, Dr Laura Carrascosa and Professor Matt Trau from UQ have discovered a unique DNA nanostructure that appears to be common to all cancers. “This unique nanoscaled DNA signature appeared in every type of breast cancer we examined, and in other forms of cancer including prostate, c...

Tuesday 4th December 2018

Giant tortoise genomes offer insights into longevity

International research into the genome of the late ‘Lonesome George’, the last member of the Galapagos giant tortoise species from Pinta Island, provides extraordinary insights into the species’ large size, as well as its ability to live up to 200 years and fight cancer. Discovered in 1971 and captured in 1972, Lonesome George lived for almost 40 years under protection at the Tortoise Cente...

How can Sudoku help scientists X-ray granular movements?

Scientists at the University of Sydney have developed a new X-ray method which allows them to see inside granular flows — and the findings could have a big impact on numerous industries. When strolling along the beach, our footprints tell us that the sand under the surface must have moved but not precisely where or how. Similar movements occur in many other natural and man-made substances, such...

Leica Biosystems PD-L1 BOND antibody

Leica Biosystems’ PD-L1 BOND antibody is designed for use on the company’s fully automated BOND IHC and ISH staining platform. The PD-L1 (programmed death - ligand 1) antibody uses the MKP1A07310 (clone 73-10) expressed by Abcam on behalf of Merck KGaA, which owns all IP rights to this antibody. It joins the ALK (anaplastic lymphoma kinase) antibody as the latest addition to Novocastra’s gr...

Monday 3rd December 2018

Brain-stimulation implant could treat epilepsy patients

Researchers from the University of Melbourne, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Monash University and Synchron Australia have been working with an implantable device called a Stentrode. Measuring just 4 mm in diameter, the device has previously been shown to record brain signals, with the potential to control an exoskeleton in patients with paralysis. U...

Asia Pacific's top 10 young innovators announced

MIT Technology Review has announced the winners of its Innovators Under 35 Asia Pacific competition for 2019, honouring 10 brilliant young minds from the region. And this year, there were four Australians among the winners. Dr Katharina Richter, based at the University of Adelaide, received the award for her work developing novel treatments to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The antibacteria...

Protein engineering in focus at Lorne Proteins

Protein engineering — taking this process and harnessing it to build novel activities that are desirable from a technological or medicinal perspective — is an exciting area of research, recently recognised with the 2018 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. One half of the Prize was awarded to Professor Frances Arnold from the California Institute of Technology “for the directed evolution of enzymes...

Sunday 2nd December 2018

Top neuroscience conference brings best brains to Brisbane

Researchers and doctors from around the world are in Brisbane for the 38th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Neuroscience Society being held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from 3–6 December 2018. The Asia–Pacific region’s biggest neuroscience conference will feature talks and discussions on brain diseases, psychiatric illnesses and neurological traumas that af...

Embracing artery-only bypasses

For over two decades, Royal Melbourne Hospital and University of Melbourne Professor Alistair Royse and his colleagues have been doing something that the vast majority of surgeons globally have been reluctant to do. Australian researchers are using one of the two arteries in our forearms, the radial artery, which, they say, has proven more durable than using veins to bypass blocked arteries near...


Advertisement
Quick Search
Advertisement
Advertisement

 

News Quicklinks