HIV Excision Next Step in Gene Editing Revolution

A new study has successfully eliminated human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in mice, using a technique called CRISPR/Cas 9. The paper is the first to show complete shutdown of the virus, notorious for its continuous persistence in cells. This is the newest achievement for a technology first developed only four years ago. The tool has been gaining increased… Continue reading HIV Excision Next Step in Gene Editing Revolution

Jaywalking Fines Distributed at Monash University

Many students from Monash University were dealt hefty jaywalking fines last Monday when attempting to cross the road at the Clayton campus bus loop zone. Students caught at red pedestrian lights were issued on the spot fines by police officers patrolling the busy area. Multiple Monash security guards were also on site to help police… Continue reading Jaywalking Fines Distributed at Monash University

Fears for Local Businesses After Mill Closure Announcement

Local businesses in the Gippsland town of Heyfield are already struggling after Australia’s largest hardwood timber mill announced its plans to close next year. The mill, owned by Australian Sustainable Hardwood (ASH), currently provides jobs to 260 workers. In a population of just under 2000 people, it is the town’s biggest employer. The predicted job losses… Continue reading Fears for Local Businesses After Mill Closure Announcement