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Exercise could help fight infections

Forget about bed rest — the best thing for fighting off infections is hitting the gym, according to a team of researchers from Griffith University.

Life Scientist 28 April, 2017

Therapeutic peptides from scorpion venom

PreveCeutical Medical Inc (PMI) has signed a research and option agreement with UniQuest, the commercialisation company of The University of Queensland, to develop...

Life Scientist 28 April, 2017

Gut bacteria tell the brain what to eat

Neuroscientists have shown that gut bacteria 'speak' to the brain to control food choices, identifying two species of bacteria that have an impact on animal dietary...

Life Scientist 26 April, 2017

Could gene variants affect food preferences?

Gene variants that affect the way the human brain works may be the reason why people eat certain foods that aren't good for them, according to a new study.

Life Scientist 26 April, 2017

Lab error leads to skin cancer discovery

A laboratory error, by US researchers, has led to the discovery of beta blocker carvedilol's cancer-fighting properties.

Life Scientist 26 April, 2017

Biotechnology
Light-activated drugs for pain treatment

Light-activated drugs for pain treatment

European scientists have designed what is claimed to be the first light-activated drug for the treatment of pain, making a major step for the...

Article 24 April, 2017
Health & Medical
Exercise could help fight infections

Exercise could help fight infections

Forget about bed rest — the best thing for fighting off infections is hitting the gym, according to a team of researchers from Griffith...

Article 28 April, 2017
Life Sciences
A new theory on brain organisation

A new theory on brain organisation

It has long been assumed that the structure of the human brain is organised by the parts of the body that each region controls, but new research...

Article 21 April, 2017
Molecular Biology
The battle for CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing technology: what patent applicants need to know

The battle for CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing technology: what patent applicants need to know

This article provides a brief overview of the CRISPR gene-editing technique and analyses the patent strategies employed by the two lead groups...

Article 20 February, 2017
Lab Technology
Award-winning digital innovations for the health sector

Award-winning digital innovations for the health sector

The winning entries in the 2015 national iAwards have brought a range of benefits to a variety of sectors — with the health sector being no...

Article 09 September, 2015
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