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Optical 'dog's nose' may hold key to breath analysis

09-Jul-2015

University of Adelaide researchers are developing a laser system for fast, non-invasive, onsite breath analysis for disease, potentially enabling screening for a range of diseases including diabetes, infections and various cancers in the future. The researchers have developed an instrument they ...

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Scientists join forces to reveal the mass and shape of single molecules

04-May-2015

A microscopic tool, more than 1000 times thinner than the width of a single human hair, uses vibrations to simultaneously reveal the mass and the shape of a single molecule - a feat which has not been possible until now.The work was led by Professor John Sader at the University of Melbourne's ...

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Epigenetic signatures that differentiate triple-negative breast cancers

04-Feb-2015

A new study, published in Nature Communications, compares the breast cancer DNA 'methylome' with that of healthy individuals. The methylome provides a new picture of the genome and shows how it is epigenetically 'decorated' with methyl groups, a process known as DNA 'methylation'. The study ...

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New material puts a twist in light

28-Jul-2014

Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have uncovered the secret to twisting light at will. It is the latest step in the development of photonics, the faster, more compact and less carbon-hungry successor to electronics. A random find in the washing basket led the team to create ...

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New lab-on-a-chip device overcomes miniaturization problems

02-May-2014

UNSW Australia chemists have invented a new type of tiny lab-on-a-chip device that could have a diverse range of applications, including to detect toxic gases, fabricate integrated circuits and screen biological molecules. The novel technique developed by the UNSW team involves printing a pattern ...

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Turning smart phones into microscopes

28-Apr-2014

Australian scientists have invented a simple and cheap way of making a high-powered lens that can transform a smart phone into a high-resolution microscope. Costing less than a cent, the lenses promise a revolution in science and medicine in developing countries and remote areas. The lens ...

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Small step towards growing tissue in the lab

21-Mar-2014

University of Adelaide mathematicians have devised a method for identifying how cell clusters have formed by analysing an image of the cluster. Published in the Journal of Theoretical Biology, their mathematical modelling tool will be useful in helping biologists and tissue engineers to move ...

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Diagnosis just a breath away with new laser

04-Feb-2014

University of Adelaide physics researchers have developed a new type of laser that will enable exciting new advances in areas as diverse as breath analysis for disease diagnosis and remote sensing of critical greenhouse gases. Published in the journal Optics Letters, the researchers from the ...

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Eurofins continues Asia Pacific build-up with the acquisition of Agrisearch Group in Australia and New Zealand

11-Sep-2013

Eurofins Scientific announced the acquisition of an 81% majority stake in Agrisearch Services, and its wholly owned subsidiaries Agrisearch Analytical and Agrivet Services. Agrisearch is a private contract agricultural and biological research organization in Australia and New Zealand. Founded in ...

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Trajan completes acquisition of SGE business

02-Jul-2013

Trajan Scientific and Medical, “Trajan” has completed its acquisition of the Chromatography and Liquid Handling businesses of SGE Analytical Science, “SGE”. SGE was founded by Ern Dawes in Melbourne Australia in 1961 and has remained in the Dawes family for over 50 years. Its business, focussed ...

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