Dr George Chen explains how he and his team have combined the qualities of optical microfiber technology and polyelectrolyte multilayer coatings to achieve super fast sensors for humidity control in meteorology, agriculture, smart buildings that regulate its ambient conditions, food storage, medical diagnostics and manufacturing.
Article: Ultra-fast hygrometer based on U-shaped optical microfiber with nanoporous polyelectrolyte coating; Authors: George Y. Chen, Xuan Wu, Yvonne Qiongyue Kang, Li Yu, Tanya M. Monro, David G. Lancaster, Xiaokong Liu & Haolan Xu;
Published in: Scientific Reports 2017
Dr Vijay Suppiah explains the role of a patient's genetic makeup in determining treatment response in chronic hepatitis C infections.
Article: Zinc is a potent and specific inhibitor of IFN-13 signalling;
Authors: Scott A. Read, Kate S. O’Connor, Vijay Suppiah, Chantelle L. E. Ahlenstiel, Stephanie Obeid, Kristina M. Cook, Anthony Cunningham, Mark W. Douglas, Philip J.Hogg, David Booth, Jacob George & Golo Ahlenstiel;
Published in: Nature Communications 2017
Professor Ajayan Vinu explains how clean energy can be generated simply with the help of water and sun light.
Published in: Angewandte Chemie International Edition, April 2017
Professor Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky provides the first demonstration that, in natural stories, predictions concerning the probability of remention of a protagonist at a later point are processed in the dorsal auditory stream.
Authors: Katerina Danae Kandylaki, Arne Nagels, Sarah Tune, Tilo Kircher, Richard Wiese, Matthias Schlesewsky, and Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky
Published in: The Journal of Neuroscience, November 30, 2016
Dr Siobhan Banks investigates effectiveness of a ‘split sleep schedule’ for shift workers.
Published in: Chronobiology International, 2014
Prof Adrian Esterman explains a patient management system for atrial fibrillation which kept patients out of hospital and was cost effective for the health system.
Published in: Lancet, 2014
Associate Professor Drew Evans discusses how important polymers are to everyday lives and how recent research shows how some polymers can conduct electricity.
Published in: Nature, 2013
Professor Timothy Olds examines how changes in children's sleep affect their overall health and wellbeing, in that it's not just lack of sleep that affects them but also what time they go to sleep.
Published in: International Journal of Obesity, 2013