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    Stay sun safe for your DNA
    Posted in: 2017, NSW

    Important parts of our DNA don’t get easily repaired after being exposed to sunlight, cancer scientists at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have shown. The findings, published in Nature, help researchers to understand how and why mutations accumulate in certain parts of our DNA. Dr Rebecca Poulos and colleagues studied mutations in the […]

  • Particles promise a better glaucoma treatment
    Posted in: 2017, NSW

    Tiny implantable particles could offer a more effective treatment for glaucoma than eye drops, says a Sydney researcher. Glaucoma affects more than 60 million people worldwide, and is a leading cause of irreversible blindness. With the disease, the channels that normally drain the fluid from inside the eye are blocked, causing high pressure in the […]

  • Using camera fingerprints to catch cybercriminals
    Posted in: 2017, NSW

    A technique that can match images and video to the device that took them, is being used to investigate cybercrimes. Developed by Dr Xufeng Lin and his research team at Charles Sturt University, the method exploits the unique traces—often referred to as the camera’s fingerprints—which the hardware and software processing components of a digital camera […]