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New TGA rules assist access to medical cannabis

The TGA has announced changes to its Special Access Scheme that will make it easier for medical practitioners to prescribe cannabis-based medicines for patients in need,...

Life Scientist 24 November, 2017

Reversible 'master switch' for developmental genes discovered

Researchers have identified a reversible 'master switch' on most developmental genes in the common fruit fly, a powerful model organism for studying how human genes...

Life Scientist 22 November, 2017

CRISPR-carrying nanoparticles can edit the genome

MIT researchers have developed nanoparticles that can deliver the CRISPR genome-editing system into mice, where it can be used to modify specific genes.

Life Scientist 22 November, 2017

The secret role of epigenetics in antibody production

UK scientists have discovered a set of epigenetic marks and proteins that behave like genetic switches, controlling which genes contribute to making antibodies.

Life Scientist 21 November, 2017

Biomarkers — a silver bullet to cancer diagnosis and treatment, report

Fast-tracking biomarker research has the potential to transform cancer diagnosis and treatment, according to a report by the University of South Australia's Sansom...

Life Scientist 21 November, 2017

Biotechnology
Printed medication: the future of pharmaceuticals

Printed medication: the future of pharmaceuticals

US scientists have developed technology that can print pure, ultraprecise doses of drugs onto a wide variety of surfaces, in a breakthrough that...

Article 03 October, 2017
Health & Medical
Acid reflux drugs claimed to double stomach cancer risk

Acid reflux drugs claimed to double stomach cancer risk

The long-term use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), a class of drugs commonly used to treat acid reflux, has been linked by researchers to a highly...

Article 03 November, 2017
Life Sciences
It was the killer T cells, on the cell surface, with granzyme B

It was the killer T cells, on the cell surface, with granzyme B

It is well known in the scientific community that immune cells called cytotoxic lymphocytes, or killer T cells, target bacteria invading the...

Article 13 November, 2017
Molecular Biology
CRISPR-carrying nanoparticles can edit the genome

CRISPR-carrying nanoparticles can edit the genome

MIT researchers have developed nanoparticles that can deliver the CRISPR genome-editing system into mice, where it can be used to modify specific...

Article 22 November, 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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