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Clare Smith. Credit: Peter Mathew
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The Australian Scientist Fighting Malaria and Tuberculosis
Dr Clare Smith’s pioneering research investigates the role of the human genome in the spread of disease.The Australian scientist is focusing her efforts on the global fight against malaria and tubercu ...
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Daniel Timms. Credit: BiVACOR Inc/Texas Heart Institute.
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The artificial heart that could replace transplants
Daniel Timms spent his childhood learning the mechanics of plumbing from his father. Today he is using that knowledge to create a ground-breaking artificial heart device with the potential to prolong ...
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Nikolai Petrovsky in the lab.
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Finding the elusive Alzheimer’s cure
Australian biotechnology company Vaxine and its US partners are developing a vaccine that could revolutionise the treatment of dementia and Alzheimer’s, a disease with 7.5 million new sufferers around ...
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Tim Edwards, Chief Technology Officer, Seeing Machines
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Seeing Machines making driving safer
Australian company Seeing Machines uses eye tracking technology to detect when a driver is drowsy or distracted, saving lives on the road, in mines and on railways. From 2017 its driver safety systems ...
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Joanne Macdonald
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Diagnosing deadly epidemics
Tags: Inspiring Australian Women
Near the height of the Zika virus outbreak in South America, molecular engineer A/Prof Joanne Macdonald travelled to Brazil to meet with local scientists. An expert in biosensors for rapid disease det ...
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Professor David Fidock with his award from Advance Global Australians. Credit: Advance Global Australians
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On the path to eliminating malaria
Malaria kills more than 400,000 people each year, many of them children in Sub-Saharan Africa. Australian scientist David Fidock from Columbia University has uncovered the genetic basis for drug resis ...
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Seamus Thomson
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The Australian PhD student helping NASA find alien life
University of Sydney PhD student Seamus Thomson, has been handpicked by NASA to look for alien life, on Mars and Saturn’s oceanic moon Enceladus. The 24-year-old is using his biomedical engineering sk ...
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Dr Jonathan Clarke on a previous mission to the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah, US. (Credit: Mars Society Australia)
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Mars 160: simulating life on the red planet
A pair of Australians have left their friends, family and most of their possessions behind for an otherworldly adventure. For 160 days, geologist Dr Jonathan Clarke and artist Annalea Beattie will liv ...
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Professor Paulo de Souza with Mars Rover
Class: technology-style
Bees with backpacks: micro-sensors help solve global honey bee decline
Tags: Innovation
Discover how Australian scientists are using pioneering tracking technology to save the world’s honey bees and protect global food security.
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