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Thursday 16th November 2017

Academy awards recognise bright stars of Australian science

Professor David Cooke from the University of Tasmania has been awarded one of the top honours, the academy’s Haddon Forrester King Medal and Lecture. His investigations into the geological processes that produce copper-gold deposits, as a result of fluids released from magma deep within the Earth’s crust, have transformed geochemical exploration techniques used by mining and resource companies...

HEMCO Universal fume hood in vented and ductless models

The Universal fume hood is suitable for laboratories where space is limited or when multiple hoods are needed. Offered in 24″, 30″, 35″ and 47″ widths, the fume hood is designed for light- to medium-duty fume removal and features sturdy dual-wall construction and a fully vertical sliding sash. Dual walls reduce sound and vibration. With durable, one-piece fibreglass construction, the hood...

Wednesday 15th November 2017

A miniature laboratory in a plastic bag

Scientists worldwide are looking for ways to heal diseases using stem cells, which offer the potential to develop new types of therapies and drugs. Stem cell material also holds the key to researching diseases in a way that was not possible before. However, if researchers are to achieve meaningful and transferable results, there must be an increase in the cell material to be examined. In addition,...

Prima BioMed announces positive data, pre-IND meeting for anticancer candidate

Biotechnology company Prima BioMed (ASX:PRR) has presented new data from a phase I clinical trial investigating eftilagimod alpha (LAG-3Ig or IMP321), its anticancer candidate, in combination with pembrolizumab (KEYTRUDA) in unresectable or metastatic melanoma patients. Eftilagimod alpha is based on the LAG-3 immune control mechanism, which plays a vital role in the regulation of the T cell immun...

South Bay Bio ubiquitination TR-FRET kits

South Bay Bio’s real-time TR-FRET ubiquitin conjugation assays are simple: the format is 96- or 384-well low-volume plates and assays are ‘set and forget’. A mixture of ubiquitins labelled with cryptate and acceptor fluorophore are combined with UBA1 activating enzyme, E2 conjugating enzyme, E3 ligase, substrate protein (optional) and 10x reaction buffer, and initiated with addition of ATP....

Tuesday 14th November 2017

Lose the jargon, win the war — the fight against superbugs

Published in the journal Nature Communications, their study was the result of a decade-long research project at the university. Using novel experimental approaches, involving whole genome DNA sequencing never previously applied in this area of research, the team at the university’s Institute of Microbiology and Infection identified strategies that bacteria use to protect themselves from antibio...

Cayman Chemical Phagocytosis Assay Kit (IgG-DyLight 633)

Cayman Chemical’s Phagocytosis Assay Kit employs latex beads coated with fluorescently labelled rabbit IgG as a probe for the measurement of the phagocytic processes in vitro. The engulfed fluorescent beads can be detected using a fluorescence microscope, allowing kinetic studies of phagocytosis at the single-cell level. In addition, the flow cytometric readout provides the advantage of visuali...

Monday 13th November 2017

DNA testing could help improve mental health treatment

Genetic testing company myDNA has conducted a national study into the mental health of Australians, revealing that two-thirds of people believe that improvements could be made to their medication. The release of the study results coincides with National Psychology Week, which is running from 12–18 November. In a survey of 1001 participants, one in two (50%) had experienced a mental health issue...

Creating radioactive molecules with photocatalysts

Every new medication has to go through testing to confirm that it affects the part of the body it is intended to affect. As noted by Professor MacMillan, “Is it going to the right place? The wrong place? The right place and the wrong place?” Tracing the path of a chemical that dissolves into the bloodstream used to present a serious challenge — one that radiochemists solved some years ago b...

Enzo Life Sciences PROTEOSTAT Aggresome Detection Kit

Enzo Life Sciences’ PROTEOSTAT Aggresome Detection Kit provides a rapid, specific and quantitative approach to identifying inhibitors relevant to neurodegenerative disease in a cellular context. The kit is suitable for screening compounds of potential therapeutic value, and optimised for antibody co-localisation studies to identify interactions between aggregated protein cargo and the various pr...

Sunday 12th November 2017

Experts meet to discuss potential of particle therapy for cancer

Medical and health experts from across Australia and New Zealand recently convened in Adelaide to discuss the way forward for particle therapy in Australia. SAHMRI Executive Director Professor Steve Wesselingh said, “Particle therapy uses a targeted beam of high-energy particles that can kill cancer cells without damaging surrounding healthy tissue.” “It is a more effective treatment for a...

Shining a light on small diseased tissues

Singaporean researchers have created polymer nanoagents that can ‘light up’ tiny areas of diseased tissues that conventional methods fail to detect. Described in the journal Nature Biotechnology, the nanoagents can store light energy from sources such as sunlight, near-infrared light or even light from mobile phones, and then emit long-lasting ‘afterglow light’. Led by Nanyang Technologic...

It was the killer T cells, on the cell surface, with granzyme B

Bacteria can quickly evolve resistance against antibiotics, yet they have not so readily been able to evade killer cells. And although killer T cells can trigger bacterial death by inflicting oxidative damage, it has not yet been understood how killer cells destroy bacteria in environments without oxygen. Now, researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital, the Wistar Institute and the University ...

Peak Scientific GC Gas Calculator

Peak Scientific has created an online calculation tool to help laboratories that use gas chromatography (GC) to quickly find the optimal gas solution for their specific GC instrument. The GC Gas Calculator consists of six simple questions regarding a user’s GC instrument, such as the number and type of GCs, detectors, columns and injectors. These questions can be quickly and easily answered to ...

Fresh Science 2017 is coming to a pub near you

Fresh Science — an Australia-wide competition helping early-career researchers find, and then share, their stories of discovery — is now underway for 2017. Over 100 early-career scientists around Australia nominated for this year’s program, which takes young researchers with no media experience and turns them into spokespeople for science. Following a day of media training, each of the 10 y...

Thursday 9th November 2017

Excelitas Technologies X-Cite FIRE illumination system for fluorescence microscopy

The X-Cite FIRE fluorescence illumination system by Excelitas Technologies is an arc lamp replacement for routine and advanced fluorescence imaging applications. It is claimed to have the broadest spectrum available in a white light LED for fluorescence microscopy and to rival traditional arc lamps for brightness, making it suitable for both compound and stereo microscopes. In addition to its pow...

Scientists and inventors among NSW Australian of the Year finalists

The nominees for the 2018 NSW Australian of the Year Awards have been announced, with several scientists and inventors reaching the finals of both the Australian and Young Australian of the Year categories. Professor Peter Macdonald AM (top right) — cardiologist, medical pioneer and Conjoint Professor of Medicine at UNSW — was nominated as NSW Australian of the Year thanks to a life dedicated...

Zero Childhood Cancer program comes to WA

The Zero Childhood Cancer program — said to be one of the world’s most comprehensive child cancer personalised medicine studies — has finally reached Western Australia, seven weeks after its national launch. Led by the Children’s Cancer Institute and the Kids Cancer Centre at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, Zero Childhood Cancer recognises that each child’s cancer is unique; thu...

Wednesday 8th November 2017

Nanomanipulator enables UNSW researchers to probe the inner workings of cells

The mechanism of how cells work is key to understanding how tumours metastasize as well as tissue regeneration and other bodily functions. The process of mechanotransduction, or how a cell converts a physical stimuli into an electrical response, is fundamental to these understandings. Dr Kate Poole, Group Leader — Cellular Mechanotransduction, University of New South Wales and her team are carr...

Scientists grow genetically modified skin using stem cells

Scientists have reconstructed a fully functional epidermis, covering approximately 80% of the total body surface area, for a seven-year-old boy with a genetic skin disease called Junctional Epidermolysis Bullosa (JEB). The findings are reported in Nature. JEB is a severe, often lethal, genetic disease that causes the skin to become fragile. Mutations in the genes LAMA3, LAMB3 or LAMC2 affect a...

Unchained Labs Hunky biologic stability measurement system

Unchained Labs has launched Hunky, a complete solution for quantifying biologic stability and predicting aggregation. The product measures determined biologic stability by measuring ΔG, the amount of energy it takes to unfold a protein, letting scientists quantify exactly how much denatured protein they have in their samples. Its hands-off workflow and automated data analysis lets scientists see...

Australian Academy of Science elects new president

Australian biochemist and molecular biologist Professor John Shine AC has been elected president of the Australian Academy of Science. Professor Shine became world renowned for a series of discoveries he made between 1975 and 1985 that furthered our understanding of genes. He cloned the first human hormone genes, and in the process developed sophisticated gene cloning techniques that helped tran...

New ARC training centre dedicated to biopharmaceuticals

The ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre in Biopharmaceutical Innovation was officially opened at The University of Queensland (UQ) yesterday, 16 months after it was initially announced. News first broke of the training centre back in July 2016, when it was described as an industry/academia partnership designed to train industry-ready research scientists. It was awarded $4.3 million over...

Tuesday 7th November 2017

One-click analysis of gene expression data derived from 556 tissues, cells

A group of international researchers has developed a web tool, RefEx, that can easily search gene expression data available in public databases. Currently, there are many public databases available to everyone in the field of life science, but there are many problems when you try to use them, namely you do not know which to use, how to use and even where to find a necessary one. Especially gene e...

MTPConnect and MTAA sign MoU

MTPConnect — the Medical Technologies, Biotechnologies and Pharmaceuticals Industry Growth Centre — and the Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA) — a national body representing companies in the Australian medical technology industry — have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly boost the Australian medtech industry. A report from MTAA stated that the medtech...


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