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Using nature's weaving formula to engineer advanced functional materials

12-Jan-2017

For the first time, UNSW biomedical engineers have woven a 'smart' fabric that mimics the sophisticated and complex properties of one nature's ingenious materials, the bone tissue periosteum. Having achieved proof of concept, the researchers are now ready to produce fabric prototypes for a range ...

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Investigating plasma levels as a biomarker for Alzheimer's disease

20-Apr-2016

A Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) paper presents the first detailed study of the relationship between plasma levels of two amyloid beta peptides (Aβ1-40 and Aβ1-42), brain volumetrics (measures studying the size of brain, which shrinks with Alzheimer's disease) and cognitive performance ...

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Synapse discovery could lead to new treatments for Alzheimer's disease

30-Nov-2015

A team of researchers led by UNSW Australia scientists has discovered how connections between brain cells are destroyed in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease - work that opens up a new avenue for research on possible treatments for the degenerative brain condition. "One of the first signs of ...

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Persistence pays off in solving hemophilia mystery, showing curiosity drives discovery

11-Mar-2013

An Australian researcher has found the third and final missing piece in the genetic puzzle of an unusual form of hemophilia, more than 20 year after he discovered the first two pieces. Professor Merlin Crossley, of the University of New South Wales, and his international team studied the ...

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New bio-adhesive polymer demonstrated

30-Oct-2012

An article in JoVE, Journal of Visualized Experiments, details the use of a new laser-activated bio-adhesive polymer. The chitosan-based polymer, SurgiLux, was developed by scientists at the University of New South Wales. Chitosan is a polymer derived from chitin, which is found in fungal cell ...

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Stem cell breakthrough gives new hope to sufferers of muscle-wasting diseases

09-Mar-2009

An experimental procedure that dramatically strengthens stem cells' ability to regenerate damaged tissue could offer new hope to sufferers of muscle-wasting diseases such as myopathy and muscular dystrophy, according to researchers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW). The world-first ...

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