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Scientists discover the molecular trigger for cell death

Necroptosis is a type of controlled cell death that is initiated when a cell detects something harmful in its environment and alerts the immune system to come to its aid.

Life Scientist 25 June, 2018

Ramizol active against antibiotic-resistant C. difficile

A new antibiotic developed, Ramizol, has been shown to be effective against 100 different samples of Clostridium difficile.

Life Scientist 22 June, 2018

Scientists discover a new cause of physical deformity

Australian researchers have helped identify a rare genetic disorder which reduces the production of cholesterol in children and results in deformities.

Life Scientist 22 June, 2018

Tracking pancreatic cancer's moving targets

For the first time, researchers have monitored drug-resistant regions in pancreatic tumours as they travel, spread and grow in real time — and are finding new ways to...

Life Scientist 20 June, 2018

Could platypus venom help treat diabetes?

A key metabolic hormone, glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), found in the venom and gut of the Australian platypus, will now be investigated for its potential to treat type 2...

Life Scientist 19 June, 2018

Biotechnology
Drug-carrying nanoparticles designed to treat brain cancer

Drug-carrying nanoparticles designed to treat brain cancer

The newly developed nanoparticles are designed so that they can easily cross the blood-brain barrier and bind directly to tumour cells, where they...

Article 12 June, 2018
Health & Medical
Tracking pancreatic cancer's moving targets

Tracking pancreatic cancer's moving targets

For the first time, researchers have monitored drug-resistant regions in pancreatic tumours as they travel, spread and grow in real time —...

Article 20 June, 2018
Life Sciences
Tackling antibiotic resistance, one piece of possum poo at a time

Tackling antibiotic resistance, one piece of possum poo at a time

A citizen science project led by Macquarie University is seeking answers to antibiotic resistance in one of the most unlikely places you could...

Article 14 June, 2018
Molecular Biology
Gene expression fails to adapt in night shift workers

Gene expression fails to adapt in night shift workers

Researchers recently revealed the impact that a four-day simulation of night shift work had on the expression of 20,000 genes.

Article 10 May, 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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