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TGA approves Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has granted provisional approval to Pfizer Australia for its COVID-19 vaccine, developed in partnership with BioNTech.

Life Scientist 25 January, 2021

The placebo effect can help cure nausea

Scientists have studied the phenomenon of the placebo effect in the context of nausea, and identified specific proteins that correlate with its favourable impact.

Life Scientist 22 January, 2021

Childhood neglect affects brain development over generations

Early life experiences can have an outsized effect on brain development and neurobiological health — an effect that can be passed down to subsequent generations.

Life Scientist 21 January, 2021

8 myths about mRNA COVID-19 vaccines explained

Dr Thaddeus Stappenbeck dispels fears about the new generation of vaccines and explains that they cannot alter your DNA or give you COVID-19.

Life Scientist 20 January, 2021

Scientists discover new mutations in the 'immunity gene'

An infant's odd case of rare encephalitis has led researchers to discover never-before-seen genetic mutations and a technique to examine the gene responsible for immunity.

Life Scientist 19 January, 2021

Biotechnology
TGA approves Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine

TGA approves Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has granted provisional approval to Pfizer Australia for its COVID-19 vaccine, developed in partnership...

Article 25 January, 2021
Health & Medical
Mediterranean diet reduces effects of stress in animal model

Mediterranean diet reduces effects of stress in animal model

Eating a Mediterranean diet may provide a relatively easy way to help lessen the physiological effects of stress and promote healthy ageing,...

Article 19 November, 2020
Life Sciences
Children use both brain hemispheres to understand language

Children use both brain hemispheres to understand language

Whereas adults process most discrete neural tasks in specific areas in one or the other of their brain's two hemispheres, infants and young...

Article 30 October, 2020
Molecular Biology
The placebo effect can help cure nausea

The placebo effect can help cure nausea

Scientists have studied the phenomenon of the placebo effect in the context of nausea, and identified specific proteins that correlate with its...

Article 22 January, 2021
Lab Technology
Robot chemist discovers a new catalyst

Robot chemist discovers a new catalyst

UK researchers have built an intelligent mobile robot scientist with the ability to work almost 24 hours a day and to carry out experiments by itself.

Article 04 December, 2020
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