University of South Australia’s Professor Shudong Wang Honoured at NHMRC Awards



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World renowned cancer researcher, University of South Australia‘s Professor Shudong Wang, was honoured at the National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) annual Research Excellence Awards in Canberra on 27 June, winning the Top Development Grant for 2017.

Professor Wang, who leads the team at UniSA’s Centre for Drug Discovery and Development, was awarded the prize to develop a new and effective enzyme-targeted drug for cancer patients.

Her team demonstrated the drug’s effectiveness against acute myeloid leukemia and cancers of breast and ovaries, …

Prehistoric remnants transformed into futuristic experience



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A virtual reality and 3D printing project is creating sensory dinosaur encounters.

The application of cutting-edge technology is breathing life into dinosaur fossils. Dr Ben Horan, Director of Deakin University’s CADET VR Lab, and Dr Kaja Antlej, Industrial Design Lecturer and researcher in digital heritage interpretation, are working to develop visual and tactile encounters with dinosaurs.

The project illustrates how the use of new technologies can create more dynamic and engaging avenues to promote the sciences, …