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  • 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…

  • More water less sludge
    Posted in: 2016, Vic

    Sam Skinner and his team at the University of Melbourne are working to reduce the size of sludge mountains at waste water treatment plants—cutting the cost and making it more affordable to communities who don’t have big, modern sewage treatment facilities. They are the first in the world to show the link between ease of…

  • 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…