Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - March, 2015
Chicken wire linked on the nano-scale could be the key to real-time, high throughput DNA sequencing, which would revolutionise medical research and testing.
Food test could kill GM fear
A study using over a decade of data has found no evidence of negative effects in livestock fed on genetically-modified foods.
High-tech, high-speed, highways of the body
Australian research engineers have created a ‘Google Maps’ view of the body.
Attempts at protection in new TPP leak
The latest leaks of the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership show the Australian Government making some attempt to avoid its big pitfalls.
Big money helps Melbourne-based studies
Experts have received a massive $39 million in collaborative research grants from the Federal Government’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).
Biofuel saves by taking food off tables
An international report has found that many biofuel policies only work by depriving people of food.
Ebola toll slowing but no rest yet
The worst Ebola epidemic on record continues, with Guinea declaring a 45-day 'health emergency' in five regions.
More evidence of fit and healthy help
A new study suggests very fit men in their late forties are less likely to get lung cancer and bowel cancer than unfit men.
New device means better start for tiny hearts
Biomedical engineers have developed the first fully implantable micro-pacemaker designed for use in a foetus.
Wind farm health checks continue
More Government-funded research into the health effects of wind farms will be undertaken.
Locals help Bloomberg's big fund
Global finance giant Bloomberg has joined with the Australian Government on a $100 million health program.
Aspirin-cancer link pinned to DNA
The link between aspirin and colon cancer prevention appears to depend on a person’s DNA.
Cell switch could turn cancer on itself
Researchers are working on a way to turn aggressive leukaemia cells into grown-up immune cells.
Push for better sepsis checks
Australian researchers are calling for a global review of sepsis guidelines, after a survey found one in eight patients with infections requiring intensive care did not meet current criteria.
Tech tools give real lessons through fake patients
Researchers are working on an advanced suite of diagnostic simulation tools in South Australia.
Harsh words and hand-outs on Close The Gap day
Last Thursday was national Close The Gap day, and while events were on around the country to address Indigenous inequality, the Prime Minister’s top Indigenous advisor had some harsh words for his boss.
Push for aged health funding to go further
There are calls for expansion of a NSW State Government program which funds ageing and disability workers in metropolitan and major regional councils.
Body clock better plotted
Neuroscientists have found cells within the brain that control our circadian rhythms, the 24-hour processes behind sleep and wake cycles.
Call for focus on junior bones
In Australia, childhood arthritis is now as common as childhood diabetes, but there are very few experts or treatment options around.
Drug scheme moves on public input
Moves are underway to give the public a greater say in regard to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).
New depression checks sought
Australian researchers are looking for new ways to properly identify and treat depression.