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

    Stopping poaching by the numbers 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…

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

    Hunting molecules that signal pain 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

    Device makes electric vehicle charging a two-way street 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…

  • Growing tumours on brain-like tissue for better therapies
    Posted in: 2018, NSW

    A new brain tumour model to provide more realistic test responses to chemo and radiotherapy is being developed by NSW scientists. “High-grade brain cancer is very aggressive and treatment outcomes have not improved much for several decades,” says Dr Annemarie Nadort of Macquarie University, who is leading the research. “One of the reasons for this…