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Intestinal drug found to boost memory and cognition

An existing drug — used to treat constipation — may be able to boost our ability to think more clearly.

Life Scientist 15 October, 2021

New infectious disease transmitted by tick bites in Japan

A previously unknown virus that can infect and cause disease in humans has been identified by scientists in Japan.

Life Scientist 14 October, 2021

New Hendra virus variant found in southern, western Aus

Hendra virus can be found across a broad region of Australia, with a previously unidentified type of the virus found in flying foxes in the southern and western states.

Life Scientist 14 October, 2021

A single gene helps regulate the sleep–wake cycle

Using the genetic model organism Drosophila melanogaster, researchers discovered that the Nf1 gene is essential for the regulation of the sleep–wake...

Life Scientist 12 October, 2021

COVID-19 booster shots for the severely immunocompromised

Australians who are severely immunocompromised will be offered the option to receive a third COVID-19 vaccine dose to boost their protection.

Life Scientist 11 October, 2021

Biotechnology
Intestinal drug found to boost memory and cognition

Intestinal drug found to boost memory and cognition

An existing drug — used to treat constipation — may be able to boost our ability to think more clearly.

Article 15 October, 2021
Health & Medical
Overeating not the primary cause of obesity, scientists claim

Overeating not the primary cause of obesity, scientists claim

The scientists argue for the 'carbohydrate-insulin model', which explains obesity as a metabolic disorder driven by what we eat, rather...

Article 23 September, 2021
Life Sciences
Opioids could treat inflammatory bowel disease

Opioids could treat inflammatory bowel disease

KNT-127 — a drug that targets delta opioid receptors — can reduce pro-inflammatory signals in the colon, indicating the therapeutic...

Article 07 October, 2021
Molecular Biology
Gene variant linked to autism spectrum disorder

Gene variant linked to autism spectrum disorder

Researchers have shown that a deficit in histone methylation could lead to the development of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Article 09 August, 2021
Lab Technology
Innovation in life sciences amid a pandemic

Innovation in life sciences amid a pandemic

Life sciences organisations that embraced digital transformation were well positioned to adapt to immediate demands while maintaining production of...

Article 30 March, 2021
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