medical research

  • Former Cosmos editor wins high honour

    Awarded medal by Australian science advocacy organisation.

    The Australian Society for Medical Research (AMSR) has announced that the recipient of its 2019 annual medal is forme...

    Society March 27, 2019
  • Uni seeks people in chronic pain

    Research program aims to explore perceptions and remedies.

    Researchers from the University of Queensland in Australia are seeking volunteers to understand attitudes and knowled...

    Medicine May 28, 2018
  • Most popular vitamins have no effect

    Meta-analysis finds tablets do neither good or harm.

    A review of the most commonly consumed vitamin and mineral supplements has found that most neither heighten nor lower...

    Nutrition May 28, 2018
  • Butterfly wing inspires nanotech glaucoma sensor

    Eye implant offers hope for tackling the second leading cause of blindness. Andrew Masterson repo...

    Nanostructures that give a species of butterfly almost perfectly transparent wings  have inspired the proof-of-concep...

    Technology April 30, 2018
  • Blue sky research pays big dividends

    Research finds many medicines began with basic discoveries.

    The tussle between basic scientific research, curiosity-driven with only serendipitous practical outcomes, and the ap...

    Medicine April 25, 2018
  • MDMA research meets Australian antipathy

    Caution in medical community is slowing the progress.

    In Australia attempts to establish a trial of MDMA have proven difficult. Sandy McFarlane, a PTSD researcher at the U...

    Medicine April 25, 2018
  • 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...

    Medicine April 25, 2018
  • Finding cancers through the butterfly effect

    A camera based on butterfly eyes promises lightweight, rapid and cheap assistance to surgeons. An...

    Removing cancers from living tissue is a difficult task. Getting at the disease without slicing out healthy cells – o...

    Technology April 8, 2018
  • The chink in the bacterial wall

    Researchers find a gap in a protein that could lead to a powerful new drug.

    If the strength of the whole is equal to a chain’s weakest link, or a wall’s most damaged brick, then it follows, by ...

    Biology March 28, 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
  • Rattlesnakes and platypuses feature in research

    Two teams find promising proteins from unlikely sources.

    Rattlesnake venom and platypus milk are providing researchers with new germ-fighting molecules that open the door to ...

    Biology March 15, 2018
  • Naked mole rats clues to human diseases

    Genomes of seven very different mammals pays dividends.

    A band of unusual critters may help scientists better understand medical conditions such as cancer and autism, new re...

    Biology March 6, 2018
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