Far-sighted treatment for myopia

Vision CRC is developing a program to reduce the incidence of myopia, a condition affecting 27% of the globe.

Award for medical researcher’s global impact

An outstanding Perkins researcher has made his mark on Australian and global science, and has been honoured with the Vice Chancellor of UWA’s Mid-Career Research Award.

Mosquito urban wetlands

Safer, healthier and biodiverse urban wetlands are the goal for Jayne Hanford’s PhD research.

Baby immunisation: One in 10 infants at risk

A study has shown children from socially disadvantaged backgrounds are at greater risk because they lack immunisation.

Brain teaser: 3D-printed ’tissue’ to help combat disease

Researchers 3D print artificial brain tissue to investigate the effect of drugs and explore brain disorders.

3D-printing makes better bone screw

A novel type of expandable bone fastener created by 3D-printing can make spinal surgery safer for the patient and easier for the surgeon. 

Test on chemo drugs predict side effects

A test hopes to identify chemotherapy drugs causing unwanted side effects for sarcoma cancer patients.

A new sunscreen made from fish slime and algae

Researchers have developed a new UV blocking material that can be used to make sunscreen, bandages and contact lenses.

Buy Vision, Give Sight

Revo and Bono join forces with the Brien Holden Vision Institute to fight vision impairment and unnecessary blindness.

The big business of hearables

Start ups and electronic powerhouses such as Samsung and Apple are investing in tech that can control your noise environment.

Multi-million-dollar deal brings UQ pain drug closer to reality

The purchase of Spinifex pharmaceuticals represents one of the largest biotech deals in Australian history.

Award-winning app boosts mental health help for youth

Young people are up to 10 times more likely to disclose mental health concerns using a new app.

Understanding athletes’ immune function to optimise performance

The key to preventing illness from interfering with training and performance for athletes.

Taking medical device from design to life saver

A newly developed device will ensure paramedic staff are prepared when they need to perform risky rare procedures.

Medicine by design

The future of health will focus on the individual, and benefit from more integration between the patient, clinician and researcher.

Cell manufacturing links research and industry

Australia’s first cell therapy manufacturing centre is bridging the gap between cell research in the lab and its availability in the market.

3D body scanning helps build fighting force of the future

Researchers at the University of South Australia will take body measurements of Navy personnel using 3D scanning technology.

Uncovering healthcare cons

Reducing healthcare fraud is one long-term goal of a new research initiative by Australia’s Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre (CMCRC).

Virtual dentistry for remote Australia

Trials of remote dental exams have shown that virtual dental consultations could improve oral health in remote communities.

Alzheimer’s Disease drug discovery gives hope

Australian and Chinese scientists join forces on new Alzheimer’s drug based on stroke treatment.

Happy gaming

CRC Researcher Daniel Johnson is part of a team investigating the positive effects for gaming on wellbeing, writes Neha Karl.

Using algorithms to capture risk

More than 500 million tweets go out daily, forming just part of the massive data stream from social media that mental health researchers are tapping into, Fran Molloy reports.

Eye for detail

It’s long been accepted that vision declines with age, but an Australian invention could soon change this, writes Clare Pain.

Smart sole support for diabetic feet

Research by the Wound Management Innovation CRC may lead to a reduction of crippling foot injuries for people living with diabetes.