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11 new epilepsy genes discovered

Epilepsy researchers from around the world examined the DNA of more than 45,000 people and have discovered 11 genes associated with the disorder.

Life Scientist 13 December, 2018

Health researchers recognised in 2018 Research Action Awards

Three Australian researchers whose work has had a significant impact on healthcare policy and delivery were honoured in the Sax Institute's 2018 Research Action Awards.

Life Scientist 12 December, 2018

Potential treatment for 'chemobrain' discovered

Scientists have previously believed that chemotherapy was the only cause of chemobrain — a cognitive-impairment condition that affects up to 60% of breast cancer...

Life Scientist 11 December, 2018

New 'immune brake' targeted for tumour control

Researchers have shed light on how some cancers are able to escape our immune system, in a breakthrough that has significant implications for the field of immunotherapy.

Life Scientist 10 December, 2018

UNSW invests $250m in Health Translation Hub

The UNSW Health Translation Hub will deliver education, training and research rooms and expanded ambulatory care clinics in fields such as neuroscience.

Life Scientist 10 December, 2018

Biotechnology
Brain-stimulation implant could treat epilepsy patients

Brain-stimulation implant could treat epilepsy patients

A tiny device that electrically stimulates the brain could one day be used to treat conditions such as epilepsy and Parkinson's disease —...

Article 04 December, 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
The ancient history of DNA control

The ancient history of DNA control

The tricks DNA uses to control gene expression — which genes are turned on and off, and when — may have originated much earlier than...

Article 27 November, 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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