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Medication may prevent 'broken heart' during bereavement

There is an increased risk of heart attack and death among bereaved people (particularly those grieving a spouse or child) — one that can last up to six months.

Life Scientist 14 February, 2020

Gene therapy improves vision in blind mice

Researchers can target a specific defective gene, cut it out and glue in a healthy replacement. In blind mice, this approach rescued approximately 10% of photoreceptors.

Life Scientist 13 February, 2020

Breakthrough as live coronavirus grown from patients

A team of elite NSW researchers have undertaken genome sequencing of the virus and grown the live virus from real patients as opposed to using synthetic materials.

Life Scientist 12 February, 2020

Genetic 'fingerprints' behind cancer drivers identified

An international team of over 1300 researchers has conducted what is claimed to be the most comprehensive study of whole cancer genomes to date.

Life Scientist 11 February, 2020

Therapeutic strategy to stop melanoma spread

A new therapeutic strategy could potentially help the fight against advanced-stage melanoma, effectively reducing the migration and invasive properties of melanoma cells.

Life Scientist 10 February, 2020

Biotechnology
Alzheimer's drug candidates found to reverse broader ageing

Alzheimer's drug candidates found to reverse broader ageing

The drug candidates may be useful for treating a broad array of conditions, and suggest a new pathway that links normal ageing to Alzheimer's...

Article 17 December, 2019
Health & Medical
Genetic 'fingerprints' behind cancer drivers identified

Genetic 'fingerprints' behind cancer drivers identified

An international team of over 1300 researchers has conducted what is claimed to be the most comprehensive study of whole cancer genomes to date.

Article 11 February, 2020
Life Sciences
Childhood flu exposure impacts future susceptibility

Childhood flu exposure impacts future susceptibility

The first type of influenza virus we are exposed to in early childhood dictates our ability to fight the flu for the rest of our lives, according...

Article 04 February, 2020
Molecular Biology
Genetically modified mozzies completely resistant to dengue

Genetically modified mozzies completely resistant to dengue

Scientists have engineered what is claimed to be the first breed of genetically modified mosquitoes resistant to spreading all four types of the...

Article 17 January, 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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