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Oldest modern human genome found in a fossilised skull

The woman known to researchers as Zlatý kůň displayed longer stretches of Neanderthal DNA than the 45,000-year-old Ust'-Ishim individual from Siberia.

Life Scientist 15 April, 2021

Why do breast cancer drugs stop working?

Although breast cancer can now be treated with drugs, many of these drugs mysteriously stop working after some time, causing a relapse. Researchers have now found out why...

Life Scientist 15 April, 2021

Microbial infection impairs healing in Crohn's disease

Levels of the yeast Debaryomyces hansenii — commonly found in cheese and processed meat — are higher in Crohn's disease patients, researchers have...

Life Scientist 14 April, 2021

Gene found for deadliest breast cancer

An international research team has discovered a cancer gene responsible for a particularly aggressive breast cancer that is typically resistant to treatment.

Life Scientist 14 April, 2021

Steroids accelerate brain ageing

Anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS), a synthetic version of testosterone, can have deleterious effects on the brain, causing it to age prematurely.

Life Scientist 12 April, 2021

Biotechnology
Creating a genetic medicine manufacturing ecosystem

Creating a genetic medicine manufacturing ecosystem

Australia has amazing scientists, respected worldwide, but do we have an ecosystem?

Article 06 April, 2021
Health & Medical
Pfizer preferred for <50s due to AstraZeneca blood clot risk

Pfizer preferred for <50s due to AstraZeneca blood clot risk

The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine will no longer be the preferred choice for Australians under the age of 50, due to rare but serious blood clotting...

Article 09 April, 2021
Life Sciences
Experimental HIV vaccine trialled in humans

Experimental HIV vaccine trialled in humans

Researchers from IAVI and Scripps Research have developed a novel vaccine approach to prevent HIV which has produced promising results in a phase 1...

Article 05 April, 2021
Molecular Biology
Oldest modern human genome found in a fossilised skull

Oldest modern human genome found in a fossilised skull

The woman known to researchers as Zlatý kůň displayed longer stretches of Neanderthal DNA than the 45,000-year-old Ust'-Ishim individual...

Article 15 April, 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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