Cancer care quality depends on income
Tomorrow is World Cancer Day, and the numbers are worrying.
Poorer Australians with cancer have a 33% lower five-year survival rate than their wealthier counterparts, new data s...
Cancer “vaccine” makes tumours vanish
A DNA-antibody combination banishes cancer in mouse models.
A combination of a tiny segment of DNA and a specific antibody injected into a solid tumour has been shown to remove ...
Alzheimer’s blood test developed
Researchers conclude hunt for effective diagnostic method.
A combined Australian-Japanese research project has produced a potentially revolutionary blood test for the detection...
Testing robot help for stroke victims
Researchers are calling for volunteers to trial new therapy.
Researchers from the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences at the University of Queensland, Australia, are ...
New blood test can detect different cancers
Early diagnosis remains the key to reducing cancer deaths.
A liquid biopsy is far less invasive than a standard biopsy, where a needle is put into a solid tumour to confirm a c...
Which medicines don’t go well with flying?
Passengers can be at risk with certain medications.
Some medications increase our risk of blood clots. And so does flying. from www.shutterstock.com Every day, more tha...
What is a superbug?
Bacteria immune to the effects of antibiotics are rising.
A superbug is usually defined as a microorganism that’s resistant to commonly used antibiotics – but not all superbug...
Why mosquitoes don't die of malaria
Finding out how could help develop new malaria drugs.
The risk of malaria looms over nearly half the world’s population and kills hundreds of thousands of people each year...
Easy nanosensor test for E. coli contamination
A combination of magnetic resonance and fluorescence is the key.
US researchers have unveiled a detector that can pick up diarrhoea-causing bacteria in milk and water in less than an...
Implant takes the fight to the tumour
A new anti-cancer drug targeting system may reduce side effects of chemotherapy.
A tiny anti-cancer drug factory right inside a tumour could provide a much safer and more effective way to fight the ...
Grow your own liver
Researchers have found a way to harness stem cells that could help us replace damaged organs.
Replacing a diseased organ with a new one seemed on the brink of reality in 1998, when stem cells were first isolated...