Julia Medew

Julia Medew

Tech

Austin Hospital booking system brings grief to cancer sufferer

Julia Medew Until May last year, Kevin Biaggini had no reason to doubt his care at the Austin Hospital.

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Hospital in chaos over new booking system

Austin Hospital

Julia Medew Staff at one of Melbourne's largest hospital networks say a new computerised booking system has wreaked havoc over the past year, causing untold distress for vulnerable people and putting lives at...

Tech

Breastfeeding mothers get help from Google Glass and Small World

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Lucy Battersby and Julia Medew New mothers struggling with breastfeeding may soon have the latest technology at their disposal to get expert help at any time of day.

Science

Australian researchers hail new cost-effective gene sequencing machine

Medical mystery: Stephen Damiani and family used genome sequencing to find a diagnosis for son Massimo.

Julia Medew Leading Australian researchers say thousands of Australians are set to benefit from the acquisition of new machines that can sequence a whole human genome for about $1000.

Avatars of patients used during surgery

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Julia Medew Melbourne surgeons are using technology that turns patients into avatars on computers so they can navigate their bodies with unprecedented precision.

Supercomputer mimics common cold in search for way to treat it

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Julia Medew AUSTRALIAN scientists have used a new supercomputer to simulate the movement of the virus that causes the common cold for the first time.

Bionic eye means hope is in sight

Launch of Australia's first bionic medicine Institute.  Sophie Li who has a bionic ear and Kevin Murfitt who is hoping to receive a bionic eye.

Julia Medew For the last 25 years, Kevin Murfitt has only seen what he describes as storm clouds. The dark, grey shapes came after a car accident caused him to slowly lose his sight over the course of five years.