Wonder drug-capsule may one day replace insulin injection for diabetics
Scientists in Melbourne have designed a new type of oral capsule that could mean pain-free delivery of insulin and other protein drugs.
“Inkable” nanomaterial promises big benefits for bendable electronics
An international team of scientists is developing an inkable nanomaterial that they say could one day become a spray-on electronic component for ultra-thin, lightweight and bendable displays and devices.
Smart nanotechnology for more accurate delivery of insulin
Glucose-responsive insulin that eliminates the need for people with type 1 diabetes to check their blood sugar levels could be a step closer thanks to research led by RMIT and Monash University.
Nanoparticles could one day help “cure the incurable”, scientists say
Scientists at RMIT University say their new research advances the potential of nanomedicine to cure conditions that are currently incurable, such as dementia and motor neurone disease.
Scientists supercharge search for key ingredient of next-gen lithium batteries
Scientists in Melbourne have used supercomputers to speed up the search for a key ingredient in the next generation of lithium-metal batteries, which could potentially increase storage capacity by 10-fold compared with today’s technology.
Mysterious diamonds came from outer space, scientists say
Strange diamonds from an ancient dwarf planet in our solar system may have formed shortly after the dwarf planet collided with a large asteroid about 4.5 billion years ago, according to scientists.
Take the burn out of sunscreen testing: experts
Exposing humans to ultraviolet radiation to test sunscreen effectiveness should be phased out, according to scientists and cancer experts.
Australia just flew its own ‘vomit comet’. It’s a big deal for zero-gravity space research
Last month, a two-seater SIAI-Marchetti S.211 jet took off from Essendon Fields Airport in Melbourne with an expert aerobatic pilot at the controls and a case full of scientific experiments in the passenger seat.
Discovery could inspire new way to detect brain abnormalities
Scientists have taken a promising step towards a new generation of accurate, affordable and portable devices to detect concussion, epilepsy and dementia.
Organ storage a step closer with cryopreservation discovery
Australian scientists have taken the first step towards improved storage of human cells, which may lead to the safe storage of organs such as hearts and lungs.
Natural hazards research comes to RMIT
Australia’s centre for disaster and natural hazards research is teaming up with RMIT on research and educational initiatives aimed at saving lives and protecting communities from natural disasters.
New hub to make diamond-based quantum computers
A joint research and development hub will harness the strength of synthetic diamonds to build a new generation of quantum computers.