• Patch to help hearts regrow
    Posted in: 2016, NSW

    A Sydney researcher is growing soft, flexible, conductive materials as a patch that could help repair the hearts of heart attack victims. “When someone has a heart attack, some of the cells in the heart die,” says Alex Patton from UNSW. “Current treatments manage the problems associated with this dead tissue. They offer mechanical support […]

  • Miniature plumbing fast-tracks drug development
    Posted in: 2016, NSW

    Sydney researcher Lidia Matesic has developed a technique to speed up the development of nuclear medicines allowing hospitals to not only make nuclear medicine in-house, but also tailor-made to the patient. In remote hospitals, this would also allow a larger variety of these pharmaceuticals to be used. “We have some nuclear medicines that work extremely […]