Vic

  • Heating carbon fibre in the microwave
    Posted in: 2016, Vic

    Geelong scientists have discovered they can use microwave chemistry to make carbon fibre composite materials stronger and safer more quickly. Carbon fibre composite materials are both light and strong, making them a great alternative to metal in a huge range of applications, from bikes and sports equipment to prosthetic limbs, planes and cars. They’re made up of […]

  • A new and better treatment for uterine cancer
    Posted in: 2016, Vic

    A new treatment for women with womb cancer will stop the spread of the cancer without harming the patient’s fertility following treatment. Amy Winship from the Hudson Institute for Medical Research is working on a new approach that uses an antibody to block a particular protein that causes the tumour to grow. This will prevent […]

  • Plastic ‘leaves’ turn water into fuel
    Posted in: 2016, Vic

    Monash University researchers have developed a new plastic material that can extract hydrogen from water. It could be the start of a water-fuelled energy revolution. The idea of splitting water (H2O) into hydrogen and oxygen is not a new one. If the two can be split efficiently enough, that hydrogen becomes a valuable potential fuel. […]

  • A novel tool to predict septic kidney damage
    Posted in: 2016, Vic

    Melbourne researcher Yugeesh Lankadeva has discovered what drives kidney damage and how to asses it through a patient’s urine. The new technique could warn doctors of septic kidney damage before it becomes life threatening.