Sleep ‘cleans’ the brain
But daytime napping might not work as well.
Sleep has critical roles in health and regeneration, and one of those is clearing the brain of metabolic waste, accor...
Honeybee venom kills breast cancer cells
Research reveals impact on signalling pathways.
Venom from honeybees, but not bumblebees, has the potential to help fight breast cancer, new Australian research sugg...
Strategies behind the great vaccine race
Some developers are choosing to play the long game.
The race is on for a vaccine that will bring the COVID-19 pandemic to heel. Dozens of contenders from around the worl...
Did Felix Hoffmann invent aspirin?
There are differing views on the ‘proper history’.
Right now, around the world, consumers could be walking into pharmacies and chemist shops and buying a product that b...
A body swap could mess with your mind
Study suggests it alters sense of self and even memory.
If you woke up in someone else’s body, would you feel like you or them? Swedish researchers recently explored just su...
Steps to ensure that a vaccine is safe
Clinical trials must be passed to prove efficacy and safety.
The worldwide race is on to find a COVID-19 vaccine. According to the World Health Organisation there are currently 3...
On life and dreams
We process our waking hours while sleeping, study suggests.
Dreams can offer rich insights into the human psyche and have long been used to help people understand and deal with ...
A man got COVID-19 twice, but don’t panic
We must be careful to not misinterpret it.
By Vasso Apostolopoulos and Maja Husaric (Victoria University) and Magdalena Plebanski (RMIT University) A Hong Ko...
Living at high altitude linked to stunting
Even children in ideal environments are affected.
Living at higher altitude is associated with greater rates of stunting, even for children living in what are deemed t...
Flexibility helps immune system target viruses
Study findings provide new insights for vaccine design.
Australian researchers say they have uncovered a strategy the immune system uses to generate effective antibodies, wh...
Pierre Louis helps stop the bleeding
French physician changed the face of clinical practice.
In his 2004 book The Great Influenza, an epic account of the 1918-20 pandemic that has been called “the deadliest in ...
More healthy reasons to eat Brussels sprouts
And cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower while you’re at it.
The once maligned Brussels sprouts have been making a bit of a comeback in recent years with fancy recipes to tempt e...