An unusual and very exciting form of carbon - that can be created by drawing on paper- looks to hold the key to real-time, high throughput DNA sequencing, a technique that would revolutionise medical research and testing.
For the first time, scientists have sequenced the genetic code of Toxocara canis, a roundworm that causes disease in humans and animals, which paves the way for new drugs, vaccines and diagnostic tests.
Researchers at the University's Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation are combining art history knowledge with chemistry and physics to conserve Australia's cultural heritage.Visions explores the emerging field of technical art studies with a close look under the microscope of Arthur Streeton's 'The domes of St Mark's' to examine what that can teach us about art, and its preservation.
New research has unlocked the secrets of efficiency in nanomaterials, that is, materials with very tiny particles, which will improve the future development of chemical sensors used in chemical and engineering industries.
Researchers at the University's Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences are working on a measure for dog anxiety. While anxiety was once useful for dogs as a survival mechanism, in the modern world it can manifest as a dog behavioural problem requiring medication. Visions speaks with Dr Dennis Wormald, an animal behaviourist about the study that is addressing the need for a consistent test that can be compared across clinics and measure canine anxiety.