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Synthetic embryo models created solely from stem cells

08 August, 2022

Researchers have grown synthetic embryo models of mice outside the womb by starting solely with stem cells cultured in a petri dish — without the use of fertilised eggs.


Aust secures monkeypox vaccines, NSW rollout begins

05 August, 2022

The Australian Government has secured 450,000 doses of the new third-generation monkeypox vaccine by Bavarian Nordic, with the NSW rollout beginning on 8 August.


'Y' are men at higher risk of heart failure?

04 August, 2022

Researchers have shown that the loss of the male sex chromosome as many men age causes the heart muscle to scar and can lead to deadly heart failure.


Moderna vaccine approved for at-risk under-fives

03 August, 2022 by Lauren Davis

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine will be available to children aged six months to less than five years in certain at-risk population groups, with first doses to begin in September.


Genetic discovery to improve lung cancer immunotherapy

02 August, 2022

A research team led by Edith Cowan University (ECU) has found a way to make lung cancer treatment safer and more effective.


No evidence that depression is caused by low serotonin: review

01 August, 2022

The umbrella review suggests that depression is not likely caused by a chemical imbalance, and calls into question what antidepressants do.


Alcohol, high-fat diet linked with cognitive decline

28 July, 2022

Cognitive decline has been observed in mice fed a high-fat diet, while moderate consumption of alcohol is associated with higher iron levels in the human brain.


Fast method to determine antibiotic effectiveness

28 July, 2022

The method can both detect the presence of a bacterial infection and determine which antibiotics will be most effective for treatment in less than five hours.


How cell biology contributes to brain disorders

21 July, 2022

An international team of scientists has discovered that cells in the brain differ in very fundamental ways from those in other body tissues.


Boosting iNKT cells improves blood cancer immunotherapy

19 July, 2022

iNKT cells are scarce in the body, and numbers are even lower in cancer patients, but they can be boosted using a relatively straightforward vaccine approach.


Stomach stem cells switch function upon injury

15 July, 2022

A stomach adult stem cell population can fulfil two distinct functions: either help with digestion under normal conditions or take the lead on injury response.


The early embryo is more in control than we thought

14 July, 2022

The early embryo invests in its own future: it promotes the formation of the tissues that will soon take care of its development.


Menopause, reproductive factors affect dementia risk

13 July, 2022

Postmenopausal women may have more of a brain biomarker called white matter hyperintensities, linked to cognitive decline, than premenopausal women or men of the same age.


Probiotics can help to tackle depression

12 July, 2022

Researchers have shown that probiotics can support the effect of antidepressants and help to alleviate depression.


Fourth COVID-19 vaccine now available for those aged 30+

08 July, 2022 by Lauren Davis

ATAGI has recommended that people aged 50 to 64 years should have their fourth dose, while people aged 30 to 49 years may choose to have a fourth shot if they wish.


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