New plant-based gel to fast-track ‘mini-organs’ growth, improve cancer treatment Monash University researchers have created the world’s first bioactive plant-based nanocellulose hydrogel to support organoid growth for biomedical applications. This includes cancer development and treatment. Nanocellulose gels cost a fraction of the price compared to the current gold standard. These
Although cleanliness and sanitisation is at the forefront of everyone’s minds and our TV screens have been inundated with cleaning tips and hacks, new data reveals that Aussies have some pretty strong opinions about the household chores and our approach to cleaning can be as lax as our lifestyle. Most
Pollen season is upon us. The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) is reminding patients to have a thunderstorm asthma plan at the ready. Thunderstorm asthma is caused by large amounts of whole pollen grains being pulled up into the clouds of an evolving thunderstorm. Small pollen allergen particles
Scrambled, poached or boiled, eggs are a popular breakfast food the world over. Yet the health benefits of egg consumption might not be all eggs are cracked up to be as new research from the University of South Australia shows that excess egg consumption can increase your risk of diabetes.
CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, is partnering with Australian food manufacturers and retailers to make it easier for time-poor Australians to choose nutritious ready meals consistent with the successful CSIRO Low Carb Diet and Lifestyle Plan. The CSIRO Low Carb Diet Explained : Dr Grant Brinkworth and Dr Pennie Taylor explain
With 2020 spent under COVID lockdowns almost entirely, Australians are looking forward to announcements by the government and airlines as when it would be possible to on overseas holidays. The news of COVID-19 vaccine progress – by Pfizer and Moderna offered a glimmer of hope. The Australian government quickly sprung
The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has called for an urgent response from the Federal Government regarding a critical support package for travel agents who have been decimated by the COVID crisis. Ms Carnell says close to 1,300 distressed travel agents completed ASBFEO’s online survey last