Drones for life-saving medical supplies for remote communities

Medical drones with a flying range of up to 250km will be developed and trialled for delivery of potentially life-saving medicines.

COVID-19, cameras and AI: the story of a pandemic drone

World-first technology combines engineering, drones, cameras, and artificial intelligence to monitor people’s vital health signs remotely.

How AI in health apps can make you fitter

PhD researcher Huong Ly Tong is adding AI to apps to see how fitness tracking can be personalised.

Machine learning to help prevent seizures and monitor patients

Researchers from Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, have developed new implantable devices equipped with machine learning to help prevent seizures and monitor patients after brain surgery.

First-of-its-kind chatbot developed to support genetic counselling

Scientists at CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, in partnership with Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance, have developed an Australian-first digital conversation agent (a ‘chatbot’) that could support patients in making informed decisions about genomic testing for future health risks.

A Reverse Engineering Journey

Dr Maryam Parviz will join Dr Debbie Saunders and Professor Tony Weiss in a Spark Festival discussion at 12 noon on 15 October from 12 pm. Crazy Works – Startups have more impact than papers will consider how academic researchers can be better prepared to create startups.

Medtech entrepreneur finds success in commercialisation

Professor Tony Weiss will join Dr Maryam Parviz and Dr Debbie Saunders in a Spark Festival discussion at 12 noon on 15 October from 12 pm. Crazy Works – Startups have more impact than papers will consider how academic researchers can be better prepared to create startups.

New electronic skin can react to pain like human skin

Researchers have developed electronic artificial skin that reacts to pain just like real skin, opening the way to better prosthetics, smarter robotics and non-invasive alternatives to skin grafts.

Microsoft’s AI for Health supports COVID-19 vaccine development

Given the global urgency of the COVID-19 pandemic, Microsoft’s AI for Health program has stepped in to support the development and potential deployment of Vaxine’s COVAX-19™ vaccine with a philanthropic grant.

Deep insights into virus proteins

As a beamline scientist at the Australian Synchrotron, Dr Eleanor Campbell is helping researchers unlock the structure of SARS-CoV-2.

CSIRO launches Australia’s first accredited face mask testing facility

CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, has launched the nation’s first accredited surgical face mask testing facility in Melbourne today, to help frontline health workers in the fight against COVID-19, while supporting Australian business.

Australian universities COVID-19 response – Issue 3

From making masks to modelling spread and measuring mental health, Australian universities COVID-19 response goes far beyond vaccines.

Science innovation around COVID-19 beyond the virus

From masks to face shields, online learning to mental health evaluation, Australian university science is stepping up to the broad range of challenges COVID-19 has presented.

From sewage tracing to the DNA Zoo: Research responses to COVID-19

The rapid response to COVID-19 by the Australia’s university science sector helped avert an early disaster.

The vaccine vanguard

The expertise embedded in Australian university science ranges from complex modelling to trailblazing in genomic mapping, protein chemistry, bioinformatics and epidemiology.

University science mobilises in a pandemic: Opinion

Professor John Shine AC FRS PresAA on the proud history of university science helping us to understand, protect against, and prevent many infectious diseases, from influenza to the viruses that cause some cancers.

Digital Health: Better for you

Digital health, improved data integration and innovative manufacturing are making Australians healthier.

Blue light helps the body clock tick

Flooding the night with light affects the human production of melatonin – a hormone that helps regulate sleep.

Rostering for better health and productivity

Shift work and irregular rostered hours can worsen workers’ health, safety and productivity.

Community driven health research

The Lowitja Institute Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health CRC will wrap up in 2019 and has achieved demonstrable health benefits over its 5 year lifetime.

Developing smarter ways to sleep

Experts at the CRC for Alertness, Safety and Productivity (Alertness CRC) are collaborating with institutions and industry to potentially help millions of people improve their sleep health.

Discovery helps researchers better understand immune system

ANU and Monash University researchers have answered one of the most long-standing questions about the immune system.

ANSTO breast cancer detection breakthrough on the horizon

An advanced medical imaging technique is being prepared for clinical application by ANSTO to improve breast cancer detection and diagnosis.

Artificial intelligence links eyes to personality

New research uses state-of-the-art machine-learning algorithms to demonstrate a link between personality and eye movements.