The New Yorker Jamie Holmes 28 August 2015
The videos in the Journal of Visualized Experiments can be of particular help to researchers who are not naturally aware of the dexterity that a specific laboratory procedure requires. Other scientific publications have also begun to produce methods videos, including Current Protocols, Nature Protocols, The New England Journal of Medicine, and the Journal of Medical Insight, the last of which, begun in earnest in late 2013, publishes videos of surgical techniques for attending surgeons, residents, and medical students.
BBC News Rebecca Morelle 26 August 2015
The dust in our homes contains an average of 9,000 different types of fungi and bacteria, a study suggests.
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EurekAlert 14 August 2015
Researchers at Columbia University’s National Center for Disaster Preparedness (NCDP) and the University of Washington have published a new study focused on the public health implications of climate change. The article explores climate change impacts on human health in the U.S. Gulf Coast and has implications for this and other coastal regions that are particularly vulnerable to climate change. The study appears in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (August 11, 2015). The Open Access article is available here: http://bit.ly/1gAVqVe
The Guardian (UK) 22 August 2015
It is now 12 years since the first set of genetic instructions in a human was sequenced. Many of our hopes for using knowledge about the human genome to better fight the likes of heart disease and cancer still lie years and decades in the future, but DNA sequencing in healthcare is not all about tomorrow. It is already revolutionising clinical microbiology. Most exciting of all, it is giving us an important tool in our battle with drug-resistant strains of bacteria. These strains are one of the major growing threats to human health, and have just prompted new guidelines in the UK on how GPs should prescribe antibiotics.
ABC News Rachael Brown 19 August 2015
An almost fully formed brain has been grown in a laboratory for the first time, scientists from Ohio State University say.
The unconscious brain, the size of a pea and comparable with a five-week-old foetus, could speed up neuroscience research into conditions like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
The model brain was engineered from adult human skin cells but the method is largely under wraps because of a pending patent.
This symposium is designed to bring together Queensland based research candidates, postdoctoral researchers and academics working in the areas of Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology. The symposium will provide opportunity for stimulating discussion and networking, with two plenary speaker presentations and a series of invited and contributed talks.
Venue : The Ship Inn Function Room, Southbank Parklands, Stanley Street & Sidon Street, South Brisbane.
Date and Time: Friday, 25th September 2015
Sign in from 8.30 am. Symposium start is 9.00 am. Symposium end is 5.00 pm