NSW

  • Biting and chewing gets you teeth
    Posted in: 2016, NSW

    Biting and chewing force our buried teeth to emerge, not an innate ‘eruptive’ force from within the bone of the jaw as previously thought, according to biomechanical modelling done by Babak Sarrafpour and an interdisciplinary team working at the University of Sydney. Around the age of six months, our first set of teeth emerge from […]

  • Blood test for bowel cancer
    Posted in: 2016, NSW

    Taking a test for bowel cancer can be awkward and, as a result of people avoiding the test, most bowel cancer is detected too late for treatment to be effective. But a new blood test may mean that the days of colonoscopies and faecal based tests for bowel cancer detection are numbered. Whist working at […]

  • Filtering the blood to keep cancer in check
    Posted in: 2015, NSW

    A new diagnostic system used to detect cancer cells in small blood samples could next be turned towards filtering a patient’s entire system to remove those dangerous cells – like a dialysis machine for cancer – says an Australian researcher who helped develop the system. The technique was developed for cancer diagnosis, and is capable […]

  • Mexican wave for quantum computing – harnessing anyons to make better technology
    Posted in: 2015, NSW

    Exotic particles, called anyons, can make smartphones faster and increase our computing power according to Dr Robert Pfeifer a postdoctoral research fellow at Macquarie University. This mysterious particle is almost impossible to detect, but Robert has been able to predict the behaviour of small groups of anyons using a small supercomputer and determine more about […]