• Curing blindness by repairing corneas with invisible films
    Posted in: Uncategorized

    A patented treatment could restore eyesight for millions of sufferers of corneal disease. The University of Melbourne–led team of researchers have grown corneal cells on a layer of film that can be implanted in the eye to help the cornea heal itself. They have successfully restored vision in animal trials and are aiming to move…

  • Building on mud: when can we start?
    Posted in: 2013, QLD

    A Queensland engineer can now predict how long it takes for reclaimed land to become suitable for development, potentially saving millions of dollars in building costs. Dr Julie Lovisa from James Cook University is using maths to determine when dredged soil is solid enough to build on.