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What's my age again?

Researchers are just six months away from human trials of a new drug that appears to repair damaged DNA, reversing the effects of radiation and ageing.

Life Scientist 24 March, 2017

Brain 'rewires' to heighten senses in the blind

US scientists have found that the brains of those who are born blind make new connections in the absence of visual information, resulting in enhanced, compensatory...

Life Scientist 24 March, 2017

Missing protein causes OCD behaviour in mice

German researchers have discovered what they believe to be the underlying cause of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) — an illness which until now had no clear trigger.

Life Scientist 23 March, 2017

The human skull evolved as our ancestors learned to walk

Researchers have confirmed that the evolution of bipedalism in fossil humans can be detected using a key feature of the skull — a claim that had previously been...

Life Scientist 22 March, 2017

Spider protein could protect against stroke damage

Researchers have discovered a small protein in funnel web spider venom that could protect the brain from stroke-induced injury.

Life Scientist 21 March, 2017

Biotechnology
What's my age again?

What's my age again?

Researchers are just six months away from human trials of a new drug that appears to repair damaged DNA, reversing the effects of radiation and...

Article 24 March, 2017
Health & Medical
A urine test for motor neuron disease

A urine test for motor neuron disease

A new test to help patients suffering from motor neuron disease (MND) has been developed by South Australian researchers in collaboration with the...

Article 24 February, 2017
Life Sciences
Incomplete memory formation behind PTSD and panic attacks

Incomplete memory formation behind PTSD and panic attacks

Fear memories in animals that trigger the 'fight or flight' response can be formed so quickly that the hippocampus does not have time to...

Article 16 March, 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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