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  • Rogue sugar to blame for neurodegenerative disorder
    Posted in: 2018, SA

    Misshapen sugar molecules that disrupt brain cell formation are responsible for the rare neurodegenerative disease Sanfillipo syndrome, Australian researchers have found. Sanfilippo syndrome affects around 350 children in Australia and is generally fatal before 18 years of age. There is currently no cure or effective treatment. Rebecca Lehmann, a PhD candidate at the University of […]

  • Detect chronic kidney disease at home
    Posted in: 2018, SA

    Researchers in Adelaide have built a smartphone-based medical device could help chronic kidney disease patients monitor their condition in the comfort of their own homes. “Our device means that patients are not required to visit healthcare facilities or spend a long time waiting for the results,” says Anh Tran Tam Pham of Flinders University.

  • Superior noise control using graphene
    Posted in: 2018, SA

    Noise is a dangerous worldwide environmental pollutant: at normal levels found in cities it can induce annoyance, stress and fluctuations in sleep patterns which in turn increase the risk of type-2 diabetes, arterial hypertension, myocardial infarction, and stroke. A new high-tech low-cost soundproofing foam invented at the University of Adelaide could help keep our cities […]

  • Oily formulations for efficient oral medications
    Posted in: 2018, SA

    A new recipe for pills and tablets that includes oils and tiny porous particles can help your body absorb medicines more than twice as effectively. “Around 40 per cent of drugs on the market are poorly soluble in water, and they are not being administered efficiently,” says Hayley Schultz, the University of South Australia researcher […]