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A patented treatment could restore eyesight for millions of sufferers of corneal disease. The University of Melbourne–led team of researchers have grown corneal cells on a layer of film that can be implanted in the eye to help the cornea heal itself. They have successfully restored vision in animal trials and are aiming to move […]

Fresh Science is a national competition helping early-career researchers find, and then share, their stories of discovery.

The program takes up-and-coming researchers with no media experience and turns them into spokespeople for science, giving them a taste of life in the limelight, with a day of media training and a public event in their home state.

Fresh Science 2016 was held in Victoria, Western Australia, South Australia, Queensland and NSW.

Next year, Fresh Science will kick off with nominations in February 2017. If you would like to partner with us on Fresh Science, please get in touch.

Take a look at the work of all our past Freshies.

Queensland Fresh SBrian Forde 1cientist does the world’s first gene decoding of a bacteria resistant to all commercially-available antibiotics, leading the way to tailored treatment of infections [click to continue…]

Queensland Fresh Scientist develops an App to help diabetes sufferers monitor their sugar levels and get the help they need more quickly

For immediate release, Tuesday 9 August 2016

Farhad Fatehi 3A new diabetes App that can be loaded on smart devices looks set to streamline health care for Australia’s diabetes sufferers thanks to CSIRO / University of Queensland researcher, Dr Farhad Fatehi.

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A patented treatment could restore eyesight for millions of sufferers of corneal disease.

The University of Melbourne–led team of researchers have grown corneal cells on a layer of film that can be implanted in the eye to help the cornea heal itself. They have successfully restored vision in animal trials and are aiming to move to human trials next year.

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