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Call for more meningococcal vaccinations as cases spike

The Australian Academy of Science is urging parents to vaccinate their children against all strains of meningococcal disease.

Life Scientist 16 November, 2018

AusCann set to launch cannabinoid medicine for chronic pain

AusCann's hard-shell capsules will target the estimated 1.9 million Australians who suffer chronic neuropathic pain.

Life Scientist 15 November, 2018

Two-handed handshake that encourages cell suicide

Researchers have discovered a mechanism that eliminates T cells that pose autoimmune dangers.

Life Scientist 14 November, 2018

Australians growing more aware of antibiotic resistance

As part of World Antibiotic Awareness Week (12–18 November 2018), NPS MedicineWise has released new research into antibiotic resistance in Australia.

Life Scientist 13 November, 2018

Minor protein changes can dramatically impact the immune system

Even minor changes in genetic sequences in HLA molecules can impact dramatically on immune function, according to a study led by Monash BDI.

Life Scientist 12 November, 2018

Biotechnology
Liver fluke key to chronic wound treatment

Liver fluke key to chronic wound treatment

Researchers have developed a promising new treatment for chronic wounds, utilising a protein isolated from a surprising source — a parasitic...

Article 08 November, 2018
Health & Medical
Vitamin D claimed to have no impact on bone health

Vitamin D claimed to have no impact on bone health

The results of new meta-analysis suggest that vitamin D supplementation does not improve bone mineral density in adults or prevent fractures and...

Article 12 October, 2018
Life Sciences
Bye bye, <em>E. coli</em> &mdash; reducing contamination in red meat

Bye bye, E. coli — reducing contamination in red meat

Food safety researchers from the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture have come together with industry in a joint effort to enhance the quality of...

Article 16 October, 2018
Molecular Biology
New technique for more accurate genome reconstruction

New technique for more accurate genome reconstruction

The technique will allow researchers to identify further complexity within any type of genome and provide more precise reference genomes than are...

Article 23 October, 2018
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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