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2010-05-06 10:00:00

MELBOURNE, Australia, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The use of rapid point-of-care diagnostic tests for the measurement of CD4 T-cells, a marker of the immune system will be an important factor in improving the lives of people living with HIV and AIDS especially in developing and resource-poor countries. Speaking on global diagnostics at the Bio2010 International Convention in Chicago, Burnet Institute's Associate Professor David Anderson said point-of-care tests that are cheap, easy to use and...

2010-04-27 02:01:00

MELBOURNE, Australia, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists at Australia's Burnet Institute have developed a rapid point-of-care diagnostic test for the measurement of CD4 T-cells, a marker of the immune system for people living with HIV and AIDS. Based on the measurement of cell-associated CD4 protein in whole blood samples such as a finger prick, the kit will enable patients to receive appropriate treatment earlier without having to wait for reference laboratory test results which...

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2009-06-18 15:39:51

Researchers have identified a group of proteins that are targeted by parasites to cause malaria. "This study reveals the identity of a novel protein trafficking apparatus ... and hence, provides an 'Achilles heel' for anti-malaria drug developers," Brendan Crabb at the Burnet Institute in Melbourne, Australia and colleagues wrote in the journal Nature. Researchers from Australia and the United States noted the discovery of an encasing vacuole that is located inside infected cells. Parasites...

2009-02-06 15:55:00

Scientists at Melbourne's Burnet Institute have developed a potential new treatment for patients with prostate cancer. An article, which described the invention, has recently been published in the prestigious international journal The Journal of Clinical Investigation. Head of the Burnet Institute's Cancer Immunotherapy Laboratory, Associate Professor Pei Xiang Xing said his group has produced a monoclonal antibody to a unique tumor marker for the treatment of prostate cancer. The monoclonal...

2005-12-23 10:30:00

LONDON (Reuters) - Australian scientists have proved what is common knowledge to most people -- that teaspoons appear to have minds of their own. In a study at their own facility, a group of scientists from the Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health in Melbourne secretly numbered 70 teaspoons and tracked their movements over five months. Supporting their expectations, 80 percent of the spoons vanished during the period -- although those in private areas of the...

2005-12-22 19:15:00

LONDON -- Australian scientists have proved what is common knowledge to most people -- that teaspoons appear to have minds of their own. In a study at their own facility, a group of scientists from the Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health in Melbourne secretly numbered 70 teaspoons and tracked their movements over five months. Supporting their expectations, 80 percent of the spoons vanished during the period -- although those in private areas of the...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'