A smart brain biopsy needle for faster and safer neurosurgery has received $1 million from the Australian Government’s BioMedTech Horizons program, operated by MTPConnect.
By Kate Chadwick:
When people think about an academic conference they imagine a leading light giving a keynote address, people sitting in rows yawning through PowerPoint presentations, interesting conversations over cake at morning tea, and perhaps the boss making merry and breaking into a song at the conference dinner. Continue reading
Exploring the nooks and crannies of the body’s organs seems fodder for a sci-fi movie. Yet, an international team of researchers and engineers has made this a reality — and it’s set to change the way we see human diseases. Continue reading
Tiny structures called nanocages have the potential to revolutionise treatment of conditions like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.
Two researchers, seemingly worlds apart: one a nanoscientist, the other a neuroscientist. Born in different hemispheres with labs in different states, at the start of their game-changing collaboration 2 years ago, they felt they were speaking different languages.
A University of Adelaide study that will investigate the prediction of risk of long-term impairment and neurodegenerative disease development following traumatic brain injury has been awarded $1,987,160 from the Federal Government’s Medical Research Future Fund’s (MRFF). Continue reading
There’s been an explosion in the use of endoscopes in medical procedures over the past 30 years, from examining the liver and stomach (known as laparoscopy) to minimally invasive surgery. The use of these instruments is firmly established as an imaging technique that allows surgeons to ‘see’ inside the body, allowing them to recognise lymph nodes they need to avoid, or assess the health of lung tissue, for example. Continue reading
11 June 2020 – originally published by the Science Convergence Science Network
By Catriona Nguyen-Robertson
“Diamonds are forever”. This is not only true for the gemstones themselves, but also for the colouration and fluorescence that many diamonds display. Dr Philipp Reineck uses this rare property to engineering tiny diamond particles with unlimited fluorescence. Continue reading
Cardiovascular disease – which kills one Australian every 12 minutes — is caused by a hardening of the arteries due to abnormal deposits of fat and cholesterol (known as plaque) in the inner lining of the artery; a process known as atherosclerosis. When plaque deposits rupture, this can cause heart attacks and stroke. But what if the plaque could be prevented from rupturing using microscopic nanoparticles? Continue reading
When the Reserve Bank of Australia wanted to develop new security technologies for bank notes, Prof Jim Piper’s Advanced Imaging research group in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP) at Macquarie University had an answer: timecoded nanoparticles. Continue reading
Originally published by UNSW:
Non-invasive colour analysis of cells could one day be used in diagnostics, a proof-of-concept study has shown. Continue reading