Medicine

  • 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...

    Medicine April 22, 2018
  • 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...

    Medicine April 22, 2018
  • 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...

    Medicine April 9, 2018
  • Gender plays a role in transplant success

    X and Y chromosomes may influence rejection.

    Different hormones produced by men and women may influence the success of organ transplants, a new report finds. A p...

    Medicine March 25, 2018
  • Single drop sepsis diagnosis

    New test promises to reduce death rate.

    Sepsis is a frequent and sometimes fatal bodily own-goal: a massive over-reaction in which chemicals released into th...

    Medicine March 19, 2018
  • Woman dies after bee sting acupuncture

    Doctors question the safety of a popular form of alt-therapy.

    A woman in Spain has achieved the sad distinction of becoming the first person known to have died as a consequence of...

    Medicine March 18, 2018
  • Monkeypox outbreak warning issued

    Pandemic fears arise as smallpox relative spreads.

    Labelling it a “concern for global health security”, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have sou...

    Medicine March 18, 2018
  • Young blood: magic or medicine

    Can transfusions from young people extend your lifespan?

    IN DEPTH: In this longer essay, David Irving and Alison Gould explore our cultural obsession with young blood and whe...

    Medicine March 16, 2018
  • Homeopathy cancer paper withdrawn

    Investigation finds multiple problems.

    A journal paper claiming to show the success of a homeopathic treatment for cancer has been withdrawn by the publishe...

    Health March 13, 2018
  • Stem cancer vax offers strong promise

    In mice, stem cell-derived vaccine works against major cancers.

    A vaccine made from inactivated pluripotent stem cells has been shown to stimulate a strong immune system response ag...

    Medicine February 15, 2018
  • A safer and faster concussion diagnosis

    US authorities approve test that shortens brain imaging queues.

    A blood test designed to dramatically reduce the use of brain imaging for the diagnosis of concussion has been cleare...

    Medicine February 15, 2018
  • Virtual cancers aid researchers

    Biobank brings cell-level detail to cancer study.

    In a world first, three scientists from the University of Newcastle and the Hunter Medical Research Institute, in New...

    Medicine February 11, 2018
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