medical research

  • 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...

    Body and Mind February 27, 2018
  • 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...

    Body and Mind February 18, 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
  • 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
  • Last chance for kidney trial

    Link between water and kidney disease to be probed by three year test.

    Could good old H2O be the key to treating an incurable, common and potentially fatal genetic kidney disease affecting...

    Biology January 29, 2018
  • Victoria proposes massive infant research cohort

    Researchers announce ambitious plan for five year health project.

    Parents of all babies born in the Australian state of Victoria between 2020 and 2022 will be invited to participate i...

    Biology November 29, 2017
  • Mouse with a view

    A transparent implant will give researchers access to watching tumours develop.

    Take a look inside: a new implant allows researchers to observe the development of lung cancer in a living, breathing...

    Biology November 27, 2017
  • Lab mice train themselves

    System gets mice ready for experiments in a fraction of time it takes humans to train them.

    Researchers at the Riken Brain Science Institute in Japan say they have a way to fully automate the training of mice ...

    Biology October 31, 2017
  • Brain damage mechanism discovered

    The mystery of why oxygen deprivation is so devastating appears to have been solved.

    Researchers in the Netherlands have discovered why oxygen deprivation to the brain during a stroke has such catastrop...

    Biology October 31, 2017
  • New hope for leukaemia treatment

    Studying bone marrow as an “ecosystem” yields a new potential treatment.

    Research published in the journal Nature Cell Biology this week could pave the way for a novel drug treatment against...

    Biology October 17, 2017
  • Cracking the mystery of human variation, at last

    eGTEx project catalogues how genes are dialled up or down.

    Why does one person suffer from schizophrenia and not another? We know the answer lies in tiny changes in their DNA c...

    Biology October 11, 2017
  • Cannabis and mental illness link to violence

    A strong predictor of violent behavior.

    Habitual cannabis use among the mentally ill is being linked to an increase in violent behaviour, according to a stud...

    Society October 10, 2017
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