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Pollution shrinks fetus size: Brisbane study finds

Exposure to air pollution significantly reduces foetus size during pregnancy, according to a new study by Brisbane scientists. Queensland University of Technology senior research fellow Dr Adrian Barnett said the study compared the foetus sizes of more than 15,000 ultrasound scans in Brisbane t...

Patrons Of A Brisbane Restaurant Warned Of Hepatitis A

A Brisbane restaurant is reported to be in the centre of a health controversy involving hepatitis A virus. Queensland Health department had requested people //who ate at Wagamama restaurant at Chermside in the first week of March to seek the help of a doctor if they develop fever, stomach ache or l...

Tuberculosis Alarm At Brisbane Childcare Center

At Brisbane childcare center, a tuberculosis case alerts the health authorities //. Tuberculosis has been diagnosed in a childcare worker, who works at the Centenary Childcare and Early Education Centre at Mount Ommaney in west Brisbane. Dr Michael Whitby, a spokesman of Australian Medi...

Bacterium Overtook Patients At Brisbane Women’s Hospita

Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (RBWH), Sydney struggles with an outbreak of antibiotic-resistant bacterium where nearly 19 patients// in three wards were found with a bacterium called carbapenem resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (CRAB) on their skin. To prevent the spread, 12 patients fr...

Moles and melanoma -- researchers find genetic links to skin cancer

...f melanoma. These genes were not associated with skin colour," he added. "Instead, in joint research with colleagues at King's College London and in brisbane who counted the number of moles on volunteer twins, we showed that these genes actually influenced the number of moles a person has." Around 48,000 ...

IBM and Salerno Cooperate to Develop a Smarter City

... Public Administration and private companies." Elsewhere, IBM is working with many other authorities on smarter systems. The cities of Singapore, brisbane and Stockholm are all working to reduce both congestion and pollution through intelligent transport solutions. These solutions and many more are makin...

Garvan to play a role in International Cancer Genome Consortium

... cancer types. The Australian team will be led by Professor Sean Grimmond from the University of Queensland's Institute for Molecular Bioscience in brisbane and Professor Andrew Biankin from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney. It will also involve collaborative contributions from the Walter...

HBA People Walk the Talk for Better Health in the HBA Great Australian Run

...d the HBA team included runners and walkers of all fitness levels, including Hawthorn legend Peter Hudson. "Some of our people travelled from brisbane QLD and Orange NSW to participate in this historic event, the first of the Great Run Series to ever be held in the southern hemisphere," Mr Bowde...

New $4.2m UQ medical center to boost rural doctor numbers

... of the School of Medicine, said UQ would work in collaboration with the Toowoomba Health Service District and the Clinical Skills Centre at the Royal brisbane & Women's Hospital to position Toowoomba as an advanced clinical training centre. Professor Wilkinson said many general practices in Toowoomba had...

TetraQ and Q-Pharm form strategic alliance

...ts. It also conducts Phase I clinical trials, pharmacokinetic studies and bioequivalence studies from its state-of-the-art facilities within the Royal brisbane and Women's Hospital. ...
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CMC ICOS Biologics and Implicit Bioscience Ltd Announce IC14 Antibody Manufacturing Agreement and Patent License

...rk. www.cmcbio.com About Implicit Bioscience Ltd Implicit Bioscience Ltd is a public unlisted Australian biopharmaceutical company based in brisbane (Australia) and Seattle, WA that develops drugs which modulate the host immune response to disease. Its business model is to mitigate both product ris...

Phosphagenics Initiates its Phase 2 Clinical Trial in Type 1 Diabetes

...al insulin delivery system, TPM/Insulin. The lead clinical investigators of the trial will be Dr. Michael D' Emden, Department of Endocrinology, Royal brisbane and Women's Hospital, and William Hsu, who is an Assistant Investigator in the Section on Clinical Research at the Joslin Diabetes Centre and an Assis...

New Company Starts, Bridging the Development Gap in the Discovery of Cancer Drugs

...ncil of Victoria, Melbourne -- Cancer Research Technology Limited, London -- CSIRO Molecular Health Technologies, Melbourne -- Griffith University, brisbane -- Millipore Corporation, Sydney -- Monash University / Victorian College of Pharmacy, Melbourne -- Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne -- St...

Drug in New Hepatitis C Clinical Trial

... a registered pharmaceutical), and was extensively studied in cancer clinical trials in the United States before being acquired by the privately-owned brisbane biotech company Implicit Bioscience Pty Ltd in 2005. The phase IIa trial of intranasal oglufanide disodium will complement the ongoing phase Ib study...
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Minimizing the spread of deadly Hendra virus

...ing the first signs of disease when horses are most likely to shed Hendra virus and therefore infect other horses and people. First identified in brisbane in 1994, Hendra virus, which spreads from flying foxes, has regularly infected horses in Australia. Of the 11 equine outbreaks, four have led to huma...

Racing cane toads reveals they get cold feet on Southern Australia invasion

...d to errors. Since their introduction to Australia in the 1930s, cane toads have been steadily advancing across Australia and have already invaded brisbane and Darwin. Once used as pest control, the toads are now a devastating pest themselves so an accurate prediction of their final range and rate of move...

Scientists achieve major genetics breakthrough

... and the Belgium and UK researchers started back in 2001 at a scientific meeting in Italy and gathered pace at the World Congress of Human Genetics in brisbane in 2006. Dr Geczs research has been funded by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Program grant, which is administered thro...

Diet support helps chronic kidney patients

... Technology research. Dietitian Katrina Campbell, who graduated with her PhD from QUT, monitored the diets of 62 pre-dialysis patients at the Royal brisbane and Women's Hospital (RB&WH) and supported them with regular contact as part of her thesis. Dr Campbell said depending on the patient's individual ...

Telemedicine robots help improve health

...e wheeled to the bedside of sick children for video-link consultations with brisbane specialists, greatly reducing the need for families to travel to the city f... established via the Centre for Online Health, the sick child can see their brisbane specialist on the robot's television–like screen. A built-in camera and mic...

It's not fair! We are programmed to resist weight loss

...findings at the Physical Activity and Obesity Satellite Conference of the International Congress on Obesity (ICO2006) from August 31 to September 2 in brisbane and at the International Conference on Obesity from September 3 to 8 in Sydney. ...
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Medicago succesfully expresses VLP antigen for A H1N1 strain

...ogy. Initial results show that the new H1 VLP is comparable to other VLPs recently expressed by Medicago such as the New Caledonia strain (H1N1) and brisbane strain (H1N1). The primary goal of this initiative was to confirm, in a real case-scenario, Medicago's initial development timelines. Medicago require...

Medicago initiates work on Swine Flu strain

...i (H5N1), Vietnam (H5N1), Hong Kong (H6N1 and H9N2), Equine/Prague (H7N7), and of the seasonal strains New Caledonia (H1N1), Solomon Island (H1N1) and brisbane (H1N1). Medicago is keeping health authorities informed on its work. Medicago's H5N1 pandemic VLP vaccine has shown to be immunogenic at doses as lo...

Implicit Licenses Clinical Stage Antibody Program From Lilly

...enesis of ALI. About Implicit Bioscience Ltd Implicit Bioscience Ltd is a public unlisted Australian biopharmaceutical company based in brisbane (Australia) and Seattle WA, that develops drugs which modulate the host immune response to disease. Its business model is to mitigate both product ri...

Progen Restructures Manufacturing and Drug Discovery Divisions

... Limited (ASX: PGL; Nasdaq: PGLA) today announced that it will outsource the commercial manufacture of PI-88. The Progen manufacturing facility at the brisbane suburb of Darra will be retained as a stand-alone business providing process development services and the manufacture of drug development material. Pr...
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Stem cell

...cessfully grown by Prof. Alan Mackay-Sim, [6] deputy director of Griffith University ’s new Institute for Cellular and Molecular Therapies in brisbane , Queensland , Australia . He was awarded Queenslander of the Year in 2003 for his work. His team successfully grew adult stem cells harvested f...
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