Clever socks connecting remote patients and physios
A University of Melbourne PhD student's wearable tech smart socks, called SoPhy, provide physiotherapists real time, detailed data on patients, even remotely
Enlisting nanoparticles in the fight against superbugs
University of Melbourne bio-engineers have developed a material made from nanoparticles that can fight antibiotic-resistant superbugs like Golden Staph.
Part human, part robot: The future of medical implantables
Research is constantly expanding what implantable medical electronic devices can do. A University of Melbourne expert looks at where we're heading.
The stent tech-race against heart attack
From dissolving materials to nanoscience, a technology race is underway to make coronary stents failure-proof because stent failure often means a heart attack.
Putting cells through their paces
Scientists are putting human cells through micro-obstacle courses designed to replicate the mechanics inside our bodies and better test drug effectiveness.
At the forefront of the robotic revolution
At just 35, Dr Thomas Oxley has led the development of a new implantable device, with profound potential in medicine and thought-controlled technology
Found: The little surprise in leafy greens
Scientists have solved a 50-year mystery after discovering an enzyme that allows 'good' gut bacteria to feed off the sugar in leafy green vegetables.
Next-Gen technologies: All in our minds
As we move from the information era to the robotic era, thought-controlled technologies have far-reaching potential for how we live our lives.
Shampoo and conditioner – it’s all froth and bubble
Advertisements for shampoo and conditioner promise the earth, but do they really do the job once you're standing in the shower?
Stepping into the future
Researchers at the Royal Melbourne Hospital are using state-of-the-art technology to reduce recovery time for stroke and early diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis.