Category Archives: Leptospirosis

Deadly leptospirosis bacteria detected in Tasmanian devil populations

ABC News Laura Beavis 20 August 2015

A Tasmanian scientist has detected the deadly leptospirosis bacteria in Tasmanian devils for the first time, including a strain never seen before in Australian wildlife.
Sunshine Coast University PhD student Sarah Wynwood developed a new test for the bacteria.

Read more: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-08-20/leptospirosis-bacteria-detected-in-tasmanian-devil-populations/6709894

Heating and cooling with light leads to ultrafast DNA diagnostics

(University of California – Berkeley 31 July 2015) UC Berkeley researchers used LEDs and a thin film of gold to turbocharge the heating and cooling cycles of the PCR test so results are ready in minutes, not hours. The innovation greatly expands the clinical and research applications of a workhorse lab tool used in forensics, medical diagnostics and more.

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EndNote on Windows: The Short Course – Video Training

EndNote has just released a short course on the most-used features in EndNote.  topics can be found at the times below:

Title: 0:00
Online Search: 1:38
Groups: 4:47
Direct Export: 7:03
Importing PDF Files: 9:53
Find Full Text: 11:36
Journal Names: 13:10
CWYW: Adding Citations: 15:53
CWYW: Configuring the Bibliography: 18:20
CWYC: Editing Citations: 21:08
EndNote Sync: 23:43

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Elsevier announces the launch of multidisciplinary open-access journal: One Health

(Elsevier 23 April 2015) Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, has announced the launch of a new open-access journal: One Health.  The journal is the Official Journal of the One Health Platform, an international forum that promotes a cross-sectoral and collaborative approach to one health issues, bringing together leading experts from a multitude of research areas.

One Health will publish high quality research papers, reviews and outbreak reports on inter- and intra-species pathogen transmission and the predisposing factors that lead to their emergence. Research areas include virus discovery, antimicrobial resistance, veterinary science, ecosystem health, food safety, public health and emergency preparedness

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One health, multiple challenges: The inter-species transmission of influenza A virus

 

Top 5 under 40 – giving a voice to science thinkers

University of NSW 3 December 2014

UNSW and ABC Radio National today launched Top 5 under 40, an exciting initiative to discover a new generation of science thinkers and give them a voice.

Applications are now open for outstanding early-career researchers under the age of 40 who are working in Australian universities and research institutions across science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medical research.

Apply now: Early-career researchers who meet the scheme’s criteria have until Friday 16 January 2015 to  apply online.

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