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...
Five senses you didn’t know you had
There are more than the traditional five senses.
Taste, smell, touch, sight and hearing: these are the five ‘traditional’ senses that obviously allow us to comprehend...
Eating out increases exposure to phthalates
Restaurants as well as fast food joints up the risk.
Eating too much fast food is bad for us, in many ways, not least of which is exposure to phthalates, a class of indus...
Slap on protection before getting a manicure
Inconsistent results prompt a precautionary warning.
People should apply sunscreen to their hands before undergoing a manicure, a group of plastic surgeons from Ireland a...
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...
What happens to our skin as we age?
Not all skin is equal and it becomes visible as we age.
This article is part of The Conversation's series about skin: why we have it, what it does and what can go wrong. Rea...
A possible link between vitamin D and autism
Study in rats finds link between vitamin and austism.
Low levels of vitamin D during pregnancy and breastfeeding may be related to an unusual pattern of brain development ...
The pursuit of hoppiness
Is it possible to brew good beer without using hops? A US-led team certainly thinks so. Andrew Ma...
In 1487, the German duchy of Munich adopted a law that insisted the only permissible ingredients for making beer were...
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...