Lauren Macreadie – CSIRO A new oxygen-delivery device could one day significantly improve quality of life for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to Australian researchers. “COPD is a serious condition that limits airflow to the lungs. An estimated 328 million people worldwide have COPD and it’s expected to become the leading cause […]
Michela Mariani – University of Melbourne The landscape of Tasmania has been shaped by thousands of years of Aboriginal burning practices, researchers at the University of Melbourne have found. Climate change, bushfires and human activities threaten a variety of ecosystems worldwide. For instance, Tasmanian rainforests and moorlands are in danger of severe reduction and extinction […]
Matias Maturana – The University of Melbourne For people with epilepsy, it’s not just the severity of seizures that’s a problem: their unpredictability also takes a psychological toll. Researchers at the University of Melbourne have developed a brain implant that could be used to predict when an epileptic seizure will occur, and potentially stop it […]
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