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Mapping the crocodile genome


The first ever genetic linkage map for a non-avian member of the Class Reptilia has been developed. Researchers writing in BMC Genomics have constructed a first-generation genetic linkage map for the saltwater crocodile Crocodylus porosus. Dr Lee Miles, from the University of Sydney, worked with ...


Scientists 'rebuild' giant moa using ancient DNA

Scientists have performed the first DNA-based reconstruction of the giant extinct moa bird, using prehistoric feathers recovered from caves and rock shelters in New Zealand


Researchers from the University of Adelaide and Landcare Research in New Zealand have identified four different moa species after retrieving ancient DNA from moa feathers believed to be at least 2500 years old. The giant birds – measuring up to 2.5 metres and weighing 250 kilograms – were the ...


Fluorotechnics appoints James Walker CEO

Duncan Veal appointed to key role of chief technology officer


Fluorotechnics Limited has appointed James Walker as its new chief executive officer. The appointment is effective immediately and has been made to coincide with the company’s shift to major sales growth. Dr Duncan Veal will step down as CEO and as a director to take over the role of chief ...


‘gelcompany’ becomes new global brand of Fluorotechnics


Fluorotechnics Limited is changing its trading name and product branding to gelcompany. gelcompany is the new trading name for selling products from San Francisco-based The Gel Company, German-based Elektrophorese-Technik GmbH (ETC) and Australian-based Fluorotechnics. Fluorotechnics acquired ...


Whole genome study reveals clues to solving the mystery behind Kawasaki disease


A study looking at the entire human genome has identified new genes that appear to be involved in making some children more susceptible to Kawasaki disease, according to a new international study published in PLoS Genetics . The research team, from The University of Western Australia, the Genome ...


New diagnostic 98% accurate detecting early stage ovarian cancers

2nd generation OvPlex panel completes initial phase II biomarker trial


HealthLinx Limited has completed an initial Phase II biomarker trial on its second generation ovarian cancer diagnostic that has increased the diagnostic efficiency of the panel to 98 per cent for early stage diagnosis. This compares with the world’s most commonly used diagnostic CA125 with ...


World First Early Stage Diagnostic Test for Ovarian Cancer


There is new hope for women around the world, with the launch of an early detection test for ovarian cancer, according to HealthLinx Limited. The test, developed in Melbourne by HealthLinx scientists in collaboration with ARL Pathology, is called the OvPlex™ Panel and works by identifying whether ...


$8 million raised for Fluorotechnics IPO

Investment merit prevails in pessimistic market


Fluorotechnics Limited has successfully closed its initial public offering (IPO) raising nearly $8 million. The company comfortably passed its minimum $6 million target. Fluorotechnics has been supported by institutional investors from Asia, Australia and Europe as well as professional and ...


Tecan and the Monash Antibody Technologies Facility unveil custom monoclonal antibody production facility


The new Monash Antibody Technologies Facility (MATF) was officially opened at a ceremony attended by a number of dignitaries from the Australian government, academia and the life science industry. The newly refurbished, two hundred square meter facility houses cutting-edge equipment and boasts ...


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Scientists identify genetic basis for the black sheep of the family


Coat color of wild and domestic animals is a critical trait that has significant biological and economic impact. In a study published online in Genome Research, researchers have identified the genetic basis for black coat color, and white, in a breed of domestic sheep. In the wild, mammalian ...


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