Supercomputer study unlocks secrets of brain

Researchers have used a supercomputer to show how proteins in the brain control electrical signals, in a breakthrough that could lead to safer anaesthetics.

Creating the life-saving Nanopatch

Smaller than a postage stamp and covered in vaccine-coated microscopic projections, the Nanopatch promises to save millions of lives.

E-cigarettes point to babies at risk

While smokers look to e-cigarettes as a healthier alternative, study shows mothers who vape during pregnancy put babies at asthma risk.

Mental health emergency

Beyondblue is preparing for phase three of a plan to help emergency services personnel tackle life-threatening mental health issues.

Building healthy bones

A lunchbox jelly snack made from seaweed and lobster shell is being designed to help children boost their calcium levels.

Wound healing clinic to change lives

For patients with persistent wounds, years and sometime even decades of suffering could soon be over.

Biosensors to shield against deadly epidemics

Near the height of the Zika virus outbreak, Associate Professor Joanne Macdonald started developing portable diagnostic technologies to save lives.

Smart needle uses IOT in brain surgery

A smart needle with an embedded camera is helping doctors perform safer brain surgery.

Parents to thwart deadly beriberi with fish sauce

Researchers have found adding the vitamin thiamine to fish sauce is the best way to protect Cambodian infants against beriberi disease.

BioClay to create healthier food futures

University discovery ‘BioClay’ helps plants protect themselves from pests without the environmental and human health impacts associated with pesticides.

Tackling autism diagnosis on a national level

The NDIA and Autism CRC are creating a national guideline for autism diagnosis to address delayed diagnoses and other issues rife across state health systems.

Snakebite deaths prevented by Aussie expertise

Knowledge gained from the most venomous creatures on earth is being used to reduce deaths from snakebite in Myanmar.

Women’s network supports health and medical researchers

Dr Melina Georgousakis tells the story behind founding Franklin Women, Australia’s only network for women working in health research.

Breast cancer probe detects deadly cells

A new fibre optic probe developed by researchers at the University of Adelaide can detect breast cancer tissue during surgery.

New river blindness vaccine begins trial

A new vaccine that could prevent river blindness has received a grant from the US Government to begin trials on cattle in the coming weeks.

Blockchain tech shaping spatial information

The CRC for Spatial Information has compiled the best blockchain ideas from PhD students taking part in their 2016 “Solvathon”.

GSK Award for Research Excellence winners

Researchers from Monash University have won the prestigious GSK Award for Research Excellence for developing “dimmer switch” medicines.

“Healthcare is not a system”

Paul Nicolarakis, CEO of the CRC spin-off Lorica Health, explains their business model in a five minute pitch made at the 2016 Tech23 event.

Quantum MRI machine to enable drug discovery

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology has collaborated with University of Melbourne researchers to transform biomolecular imaging.

FDA approves Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug

The FDA has approved of an innovative new treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The drug was developed by researchers from Murdoch University.

Birth defects: a data discovery

The Australian National Data Service is celebrating the real-world impact of data with their #dataimpact campaign. Their latest article tells the story of a data discovery that radically reduced birth defects.

Cochlear implant electrodes improve hearing

A new study has shown that cochlear implant electrodes improve hearing in patients and reduce inflammation caused by implantation.

Cancer research investment boost

The Cancer Therapeutics Cooperative Research Centre’s partners are reinvesting funds back into cancer research.

Portable paper sun sensor

Australian researchers have created an environmentally friendly, paper-based sensor for monitoring sun exposure.