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Bacteria engineered to protect bees from colony collapse

Scientists engineered bacteria to live in the guts of honey bees and act as biological factories, pumping out medicines protecting the bees against both Varroa mites and...

Life Scientist 01 April, 2020

High-salt diet weakens the immune system

Excessive salt intake significantly weakens an important arm of the immune system, scientists have shown.

Life Scientist 31 March, 2020

Microbiome could help assess precancer risk in HPV patients

Gardnerella bacteria in the cervicovaginal microbiome may serve as a biomarker to identify women infected with HPV who are at risk for progression to precancer.

Life Scientist 30 March, 2020

Govt funding to accelerate COVID-19 vaccine research

A funding injection of up to $17 million could help cut the timeline for an effective vaccine for COVID-19 by six months.

Life Scientist 27 March, 2020

Protein protects intestine against cancer

Researchers have found that the cell death-regulating protein MCL1 is essential in protecting the intestine against cancer development, independent of bacterial-driven...

Life Scientist 24 March, 2020

Biotechnology
Bacteria engineered to protect bees from colony collapse

Bacteria engineered to protect bees from colony collapse

Scientists engineered bacteria to live in the guts of honey bees and act as biological factories, pumping out medicines protecting the bees against...

Article 01 April, 2020
Health & Medical
Risk factors identified for death from COVID-19

Risk factors identified for death from COVID-19

Being of an older age, showing signs of sepsis and having blood clotting issues when admitted to hospital are key risk factors associated with...

Article 11 March, 2020
Life Sciences
High-salt diet weakens the immune system

High-salt diet weakens the immune system

Excessive salt intake significantly weakens an important arm of the immune system, scientists have shown.

Article 31 March, 2020
Molecular Biology
Coronavirus protein mapped by scientists

Coronavirus protein mapped by scientists

Researchers have created a 3D atomic-scale map of the part of the novel coronavirus that attaches to and infects human cells, known as the spike...

Article 09 March, 2020
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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