Bursting bipolar’s bubble
Westmead continues its advocacy in the mental health field.
The Westmead Institute for Medical Research based in Sydney, Australia, is holding a free community event to commemor...
Scientists discover explore effects of LSD
Study points to potential treatment for schizophrenia.
A team of neuroscientists has used functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and real-time eye-tracking to determin...
Drug runners: mice speed up before meth hit
Addicted mice run hard in anticipation of drug dose.
Mice addicted to methamphetamine up their physical activity two hours before scheduled dose of the drug, new research...
Your tattoo is a bunch of immune cells
Macrophages make sure you never lose your ink.
New research reveals that when a tattoo is made a population of white blood cells, known as macrophages, engulfs the ...
See, blind mice
Nanotech raises hopes of sight for the vision-impaired.
Hope for a cure for blindness may no longer be simply wishful thinking following a successful attempt by scientists t...
Being fat doesn’t help with heart disease
A US population study finds the “obesity paradox” isn’t real.
The so-called “obesity paradox” has long been cited as a truly perplexing phenomenon – and a damn good excuse for not...
Dislike of body odour signals despotic desire
Study links disgust sensitivity to dictatorial preferences.
People who react strongly against body odour are more likely than others to prefer living in a dictatorship. That’s ...
Protein problem points to Parkinson’s treatment
Research unveils what goes wrong in sufferers brain cells.
Parkinson’s disease has notched up some high profile scalps over the years, including actor Michael J Fox, former cro...
Want healthy teeth? Drink red wine
Compounds in wine act against three major dental bugs.
Compounds present in red wine reduce the ability of three species of bacteria responsible for creating plaque, gum le...
A new way to reveal age-related disease risk
Chinese research finds biomarker in urine.
Determining a person’s “biological”, as distinct from chronological, age, may be as simple as a urine test, Chinese r...
Doctors warn on rush to prescribe cannabis
Medical journal runs cautionary editorials from researchers.
Australia is “navigating uncharted waters with pharmaceutical grade cannabinoids” and doctors need to be cautious abo...
Kids’ learning and health is shaped by genes
Parents contribute genes that influence child development.
It’s a hoary old debate: how much do our genes define how we grow and learn, and how much is due to the environment? ...