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Kinoxis Therapeutics

Kinoxis Therapeutics Launched to Develop Anti-Addiction Drugs

Some $3.9 million has been raised in an initial financing round to develop novel anti-addiction compounds. SOC-1, which will progress through pre-clinical testing, mimics...
termitesvideo

Termites’ Unique Gut ‘Factory’ Key to Global Domination

An international team of scientists led by Sydney has found the secret of termites' success lies in the millions of unique micro-organisms in their...
Hendra virus

Racehorses Unaffected by Hendra Vaccination

An extensive study for the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission published in the Australian Veterinary Journal this week demonstrates that vaccinating against the Hendra virus...
Eumycetoma

New Drug Discovery Project Tackles Neglected Tropical Disease

A drug discovery project launched late yesterday will take an open source approach to discover compounds that could lead to treatment for a neglected...
pre-diabetes

Simple Molecule Could Prevent, Alleviate Pre-Diabetes

Restoring levels of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ), a key molecule in energy production in cells, could overcome insulin resistance or pre-diabetes - a precursor to...
quantum hack

Quantum ‘Hack’ to Unleash Computing Power

The instability of qubits - the building blocks of quantum computers - means they are susceptible to error. Our physicists have found that tweaking...
Implantable medical devices

Implantable Medical Devices Bolstered by Next-Gen Surface Modification

A discovery by University of Sydney researchers could underpin a new class of implantable devices that provide biological signals to surrounding tissue for better...
Biofouling

Billions Could Be Saved in Shipping, Aquaculture

Sydney scientists have developed nanowrinkled coatings that could avoid the build-up of damaging biological material and save some of the $320 million annually spent...
wheat

Wheat Disease Breakthrough to Help Feed the World

The re-emergence of a rust disease that can kill wheat is threatening food security. A breakthrough has been announced in the prestigious journal Science....
neutron star collisionvideo

Neutron-Star Merger Creates New Cosmic Mysteries

An international team including Associate Professor Tara Murphy has been studying a neutron star collision and found an unusual cocoon of debris, raising doubts...
sensing devices

Quantum Trick Blocks Background ‘Chatter’ in Sensing Devices

A University of Sydney team has solved a common problem in quantum sensing devices, which are used in biomedical imaging and have defence applications. Industrial...
quantum computer

Key Component to Scale up Quantum Computing Invented

Invention of the microwave circulator is part of a revolution in device engineering needed to build a large-scale quantum computer. A team at the University...
parental diet

Parental Diet Affects Offspring Immunity: Meta-Analysis

A multidisciplinary wide-ranging study has found a close relationship exists between parents' diets and the immunity of offspring, with implications for wildlife conservation and...
cancer institute

New Institute to Revolutionise Cancer Imaging and Targeted Radiotherapy

The Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) Image X Institute, lead by Professor Paul Keall, will revolutionise medical imaging, transform targeted radiotherapy and enable global...
diabetes, Zoonosis, spin, human nutrition, blockchain

Pre-Diabetes Discovery Marks Step Towards Precision Medicine

Identification of three molecules that can be used to accurately assess pre-diabetes – a key predictor of conditions such as diabetes and high blood...
human perception

Neuroscience Research Shows the Brain Is Strobing, Not Constant

It’s not just our eyes that play tricks on us, but our ears. That’s the finding of a landmark Australian-led collaboration that provides new...
climate change

15,000 Scientists Warn Time Is Running out to Save the Planet

Twenty five years ago, a majority of the world’s living Nobel Laureates united to sign a warning letter about the Earth; today, scientists have...
continental breakup

Continental Breakup Triggered Massive CO2, GHG Emissions

Rate of change slower than today but knowledge will help plan for future warming Currently human activity is the primary driver of elevating atmospheric CO2,...
diabetes

The New Research That Could Transform Diabetes Treatment

In the lead-up to World Diabetes Day 2017, newly appointed Associate Professor Samantha Hocking is determined to challenge the one-size-fits-all approach to treatment. Associate Professor...
diabetes, Zoonosis, spin, human nutrition, blockchain

Study: Generalizing Disease Knowledge Can Help Combat Zoonosis Risks

If you were bitten by a bird, would you be concerned about getting sick? How likely would you be to seek medical attention? As...