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Link found between brain structure, genetics and chronic pain

Genetic differences contribute to both an increased risk of certain chronic pain types and a reduction in size of specific brain regions.

Life Scientist 20 January, 2022

Skin infections confirmed as a cause of rheumatic fever

A major breakthrough in further understanding acute rheumatic fever shows that skin infections are likely to be a significant cause of the disease.

Life Scientist 20 January, 2022

Antibiotic-resistance gene 'jumped' to dangerous pathogen

Until now, it was believed that the Adelaide Imipenemase (AIM-1) gene was only found in the South Australian capital city.

Life Scientist 18 January, 2022

Coronary heart disease triggered by complex networks of genes

The findings could make it easier to screen for the disease, which is caused by thousands of genes that interact with other risk factors like smoking.

Life Scientist 17 January, 2022

Breaking bacterial resistance to frontline antibiotics

Researchers have discovered how to repurpose a molecule called PBT2 to break bacterial resistance to commonly used frontline antibiotics.

Life Scientist 14 January, 2022

Biotechnology
Moderna bringing mRNA vaccine manufacturing to Victoria

Moderna bringing mRNA vaccine manufacturing to Victoria

A sovereign onshore vaccine manufacturing facility will be built in Victoria as part of a long-term strategic partnership to increase preparedness...

Article 15 December, 2021
Health & Medical
Air pollution linked to fatty liver disease, lung cancer

Air pollution linked to fatty liver disease, lung cancer

Recent studies have identified links between ambient air pollution and disease, highlighting the need for at-risk populations to minimise their...

Article 13 January, 2022
Life Sciences
Immune cells in the skin play a surprising role in allergies

Immune cells in the skin play a surprising role in allergies

New research has found that dendritic cells in the skin behave differently from their counterparts elsewhere in the body.

Article 07 December, 2021
Molecular Biology
Coronary heart disease triggered by complex networks of genes

Coronary heart disease triggered by complex networks of genes

The findings could make it easier to screen for the disease, which is caused by thousands of genes that interact with other risk factors like smoking.

Article 17 January, 2022
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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