Ketamine cure 'unlike any other treatment'
Evidence that it may be effective treatment for depression.
Unlike LSD or MDMA, the hallucinogen ketamine – aka the party drug Special K – is already a recognised pharmaceutical...
Period pain and alcohol linked
Pre-menstrual syndrome could be triggered by drinking.
The unpleasant symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) may be linked to alcohol consumption, according to a new analy...
Artificial pancreas may improve treatment
Review finds AI systems are better than injections.
An artificial pancreas delivers better outcomes or people with type 1 diabetes than manual injections, according to a...
The man who found the cause of a great epidemic
Vet made some of the world’s most important discoveries.
William Ian Beardmore (“WIB”) Beveridge was born into a farming family on April 23,1908, in Junee, southern New South...
In vision, information is a two-way street
Untangling connections that inform visual perception.
Neuroscientists have established that the brain makes predictions about what it’s going to see. In a paper published...
Gene shows sugar is not always a villain
People with two copies of the FGF21 gene can be quite slim.
A variant gene may give carriers a sweet tooth but protect them from some of the effects of carbs. John Lamb / Getty ...
Brain development linked to inflammation
Maternal inflammation linked to brain connectivity.
Increased inflammation during pregnancy is associated with subtle changes in brain organisation in newborns and a dec...
Man enters chilli-eating contest. Chilli wins
Journal reveals the folly of doing battle with little red fruits.
As readers who have had the dubious pleasure of watching combative cooking-themed television shows such as Man v. Foo...
Antibiotics do work on viruses
Research shows anti-bacterial drugs can also kill viruses.
Everybody knows antibiotics don’t work on viruses, right? Not, it turns out, if you’re a female mouse with a nasty ca...
Hacking the mind for extreme performance
Athletes must master the space between the ears.
Projected to take as many as 11 gold medals in Rio, the Australian swim team managed just three and was reduced to wa...
What is lupus and how is stress implicated?
Auto-immune disease is linked to traumatic life events.
Lupus is the body’s immune system attacking itself. from www.shutterstock.com Thanks to Selena Gomez and Dr House, mo...
How much sleep do you need?
Sleep can be hard to come by, but science has some tips.
Sleep deprivation is bad for your brain. We don’t know exactly why, though we do know that the brain appears to carry...