Lab+Life Scientist Jun/Jul 2017

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6 SHINING A LIGHT ON MICROBIAL DARK MATTER Professor Philip Hugenholtz gives an insight into the world of uncultured microorganisms.

18 KEY TO SUPERBUG ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE DISCOVERED

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Researchers have discovered the molecular mechanism by which the potentially deadly superbug ‘Golden Staph’ evades antibiotic treatment.

22 HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT PIPETTE TIPS FOR YOUR EXPERIMENT How do you know which is the best tip for your pipette and situation?

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24 AUSTRALIAN RESEARCHERS MAKE MELANOMA BREAKTHROUGH

30 BRAIN-ON-A-CHIP COULD DRIVE NEURAL PROSTHETICS Brain cells have been grown on a semiconductor wafer patterned with nanowires.

33 CHAMBER VS ROOM MONITORING Which temperature sensors are best for your application?

39 SIX CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SCIENTISTENTREPRENEUR True scientist-entrepreneurs are able to navigate the pathway from the lab to the market with integrity, passion and determination.

44 AUSTRALIAN SOCIETY FOR MICROBIOLOGY 2017 The event will be held at Hotel Grand Chancellor in Hobart from 2–5 July.

Patients with advanced melanoma which has spread to the brain can have increased life expectancy and possibly even beat the disease.

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