NSW

  • Whooping cough is fighting back.
    Posted in: 2019, NSW

    Image credit: Pixabay  Whooping cough is fighting back. Researchers discover how whooping cough is evolving paving the way to a new vaccine. Whooping cough strains are adapting to better infect humans, a team of Sydney researchers has found. The scientists, led by microbiologist Dr Laurence Luu of the University of New South Wales, may have […]

  • Stopping poaching by the numbers
    Posted in: 2019, NSW

    Image credit: Pixabay Maths model helps rangers protect national parks, despite tight budgets. Mathematics can help reduce poaching and illegal logging in national parks, researchers have found. A team of applied mathematicians including Macquarie University’s David Arnold has developed an algorithm that predicts which areas inside park boundaries offer the greatest possibilities for criminals – […]

  • Hunting molecules that signal pain
    Posted in: 2019, NSW

    Image credit: Jim De Ramos Researchers close in on an objective measure for physical distress. A new microscope-based method for detecting a particular molecule in the spinal cord could help lead to an accurate and independent universal pain scale, research from Australia’s Macquarie University suggests. An accurate way of measuring pain is of critical importance […]

  • Device makes electric vehicle charging a two-way street
    Posted in: 2019, NSW

    Image Credit: @mikebirdy /Pexels New tech means cars can power houses, as well as the other way round. A new device turns electric vehicles into chargers for houses and stranded cars. Researchers led by Seyedfoad Taghizadeh from Australia’s Macquarie University are looking to commercialise the technology, which may significantly increase the appeal of the vehicles.