from used personal protective equipment (PPE) can, and should, be transformed
into renewable liquid fuels – according to a new study, published in the
peer-reviewed journal Biofuel. .
have suggested a strategy that could help to mitigate the problem of dumped
PPE – currently being disposed of at unprecedented levels due to the current
COVID-19 pandemic – becoming a significant threat to the environment.
research shows how billions of items of disposable PPE can be converted from
its polypropylene (plastic) state into biofuels – which is known to be at par
with standard fossil fuels.
Researchers at the University of Queensland and WEHI have identified a new generation anti-cancer drug that could be repurposed for aggressive childhood brain tumour, medulloblastoma. The international collaboration spent five years mapping the genetics of this common and fatal brain cancer for children. The existing drug has been approved for other diseases or cancers but never tested in paediatric brain tumours. Ixabepilone which is used to treat breast cancer, was found to block tumour growth and significantly extend survival rates in preclinical models. | https://www.uq.edu.au/news/node/129501
Australia's Monash University have received a $2.97 million Medical Research Future Fund grant to commence a new DNA screening study that will identify cancer risk in young adults. The study will develop a low-cost test offered to 10,000 young Aussies with the aim to drastically improve access to preventative genetic testing. Associate Professor Paul Lacaze will work with a team of internationally recognised leaders to develop this tool and accelerate implementation into the healthcare system. | shorturl.at/kxAC5