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Improving outcomes from reproductive carrier screening – an interview with Prof Martin Delatycki

Reproductive carrier screening (RCS) has become increasingly sophisticated over the years. Now capable of screening thousands of genes, RCS can identify couples at risk of many hundreds of autosomal and X-linked recessive genetic conditions. But while RCS is being offered to more women and couples, scope for poor patient outcomes remains higher than it should,…

20 Oct 2021, by Amy Sarcevic

Mining & Resources

How Medallion Resources is improving the mineral sands’ carbon footprint  

Electrified mining fleets, energy efficient crushing and grinding, and renewable power, have all been positively impacting the mining industry’s carbon footprint for a number of years. More recently, increased recovery of value from each tonne mined, reduced transport of bulky materials, and design that incorporates process intensification principles have been looked at for the next…

19 Oct 2021, by Amy Sarcevic

Defence & Security

Luke McLeod: How Defence is Transforming Base Services

Defence is entering a new paradigm, preparing to engage with industry on the fourth generation of lucrative contracts for Estate and Base Services. As Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price recently told Australian Defence Magazine (ADM), the department is getting ready to start engaging industry on future long-term contracts worth about $1.2 billion a year. “Defence wants to…

30 Sep 2021, by Skye Rytenskild

Healthcare

How Dr Louise Sun is Harnessing Big Data to Change Cardiovascular Medicine

There's a new, glimmering frontier in healthcare. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning are reshaping the future, with the potential to relieve the burden on health professionals and allow physicians to connect better with patients. Also known as ‘Deep Medicine’, AI and Machine Learning can help cut down the cost of healthcare. From transforming note taking and…

28 Sep 2021, by Skye Rytenskild

Healthcare

Damien Mu, AIA: Incentivising Australians to Improve Health & Wellbeing

Empowering Australians with the tools they need to take control of their own health is an impetus sweeping across the nation's health sector. Around 40% of Australians now live with chronic health conditions and half of all hospital admissions are related. There’s clearly an urgent need for meaningful change to the way chronic disease is…

15 Sep 2021, by Skye Rytenskild

Infrastructure | Mining & Resources | Transport & Logistics

Captain Michael Edwards OAM: ‘Gascoyne Gateway Will Set a Benchmark in Sustainability.’

The sweeping Gascoyne region of Western Australia is vast in its potential. Spanning over 137,000 square kilometres, it boasts more than 600 km of Indian Ocean coastline, stretching more than 500km inland through to the remote outback. It is also the door to the neighbouring Pilbara and Midwest regions. A new development wants to unlock…

8 Sep 2021, by Skye Rytenskild

Healthcare

Why John Brumby is Thinking Big About Australian Biotechnology

One of the upsides of the pandemic is that it has shown that Australia has a remarkable ability to respond when swift action is needed in drug development. However, while we're known as a leading destination for early phase clinical trials, there has been a historic disconnect with wider commercialisation and bringing our solutions to…

6 Sep 2021, by Skye Rytenskild

Healthcare

Craig Gear OAM: “The New Human Rights-Based Aged Care Act Will Form the Bedrock of Change.”

Craig Gear OAM is CEO of the Older Person’s Advocacy Network (OPAN), an organisation funded by the Australian Government to deliver the National Aged Care Advocacy Program. OPAN helps older people receiving aged care in their own home, the community or aged care homes to understand their rights and get the best experience out of…

20 Aug 2021, by Skye Rytenskild

Infrastructure | Transport & Logistics

Matthew Sullivan, John Holland: “Resilience Starts as Early as a Project’s Conception.”

As the world shakes off the economic stasis precipitated by coronavirus, rail development is playing a key role in the New Zealand Government’s plans for regeneration. Rail is a crucial part of the economy, recently estimated to contribute around $1.47b to $1.54b per annum. The Australasian Railway Association (ARA)'s NZ Rail conference, 22-23 November 2021 , will…

16 Aug 2021, by Skye Rytenskild

Healthcare

Better Workforce Design is Crucial to Aged Care Reform

Dr Anita Goh, one of Australia’s premier experts on ageing and neurodegenerative diseases, will be speaking at the 12th Annual National Dementia & Aged Care Reform Conference in Melbourne, 23 – 25 November 2021. She is a Senior Research Fellow at the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI). We spoke with Anita on how the Royal…

10 Aug 2021, by Skye Rytenskild
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