Australian company licensed to export medicinal cannabis

Australian company AusCann has been granted a landmark licence to grow and export medicinal cannabis from a secure Norfolk Island location, with the first plantings to... [+]

> Posted in Health & medical on 21 May, 2015

Genome editing could cure blood disorders

Research led by the University of New South Wales (UNSW) has found that changing just a single letter of the DNA of human red blood cells in the laboratory increases their... [+]

> Posted in Molecular biology on 19 May, 2015

Possible trigger for autoimmune disease discovered

Scientists from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research claim to have discovered a group of cells that trigger autoimmune disease, as well as the molecular 'trigger... [+]

> Posted in Health & medical on 15 May, 2015

Sunflowers: source of stability in proteins

An enzyme in the common sunflower plant has unexpectedly been found to cleave proteins as well as bind them together. [+]

> Posted in Molecular biology on 13 May, 2015

Europe agrees to blow the green whistle

The Australian-invented painkiller Penthrox - commonly known as the 'green whistle' - has received initial regulatory approval for sale in the UK and Europe. [+]

> Posted in Biotechnology on 09 May, 2015

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Mapping insulin's path through the human body

Researchers from the University of Sydney have published a diagram which charts, in unprecedented... [+]

> Posted in Health & medical

GSK granted $1 million for advanced manufacturing project

Healthcare company GSK Australia has received a $1 million grant through the federal... [+]

> Posted in Biotechnology

Lab space to let

A new partnership between G3Lab and WOTSO WorkSpace is bringing top-end lab space within reach of... [+]

> Posted in Lab technology

Reformulation required for Phosphagenics pain patch

It's been a less-than-ideal week for drug delivery company Phosphagenics (ASX:POH), which will... [+]

> Posted in Biotechnology

2015 Metcalf Prizes awarded to exceptional stem cell researchers

The National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia has recognised Professor Ryan Lister and Associate... [+]

> Posted in Life sciences

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