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Psychopaths have a larger striatum region in the brain

17 May, 2022

The striatum was on average 10% larger in psychopathic individuals compared to a control group of individuals, researchers found.

Frozen testicular tissue deemed viable after two decades

13 May, 2022

Male testis tissue that is cryopreserved can be reimplanted after more than 20 years and will go on to make viable sperm, according to a study in rodents.

CEPI consortium to develop 'variant-proof' COVID vaccine

12 May, 2022

CEPI will provide funding of up to US$19.3m to support the international consortium's development of a 'variant-proof' SARS-CoV-2 vaccine candidate.

Cellular regeneration therapy restores damaged liver tissue

03 May, 2022

Researchers have found a way to partially reset liver cells to more youthful states, allowing them to heal damaged tissue at a faster rate than previously observed.

Antibiotic effectiveness reduced when multiple bugs present

22 April, 2022

Much higher doses of antibiotics are needed to eliminate a bacterial infection of the airways when other microbes are present.

Macrophages can readjust to the body after cell culture

15 April, 2022

Macrophages grown for long periods in laboratory conditions can restore their normal functions when introduced back into the body.

Cellular rejuvenation reverses signs of aging in mice

14 April, 2022

Scientists can safely and effectively reverse the aging process in middle-aged and elderly mice by partially resetting their cells to more youthful states.

ATAGI nixes Pfizer booster for 12- to 15-year-olds

11 April, 2022 by Lauren Davis

The TGA has provisionally approved Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for use as a booster in individuals aged 12 to 15 years old — but ATAGI has failed to follow suit.

Antimicrobial resistance is making UTIs more deadly

08 April, 2022

The spread of drug-resistant bacteria in the community is increasing the risk of death for common infections such as urinary tract infections (UTIs).

Collaborators produce a universal flu vaccine candidate

04 April, 2022

A single-shot immunisation containing the M2e peptide is able to trigger long-lasting immune responses that could protect against multiple strains of influenza.

Microplastics found in human bloodstream

31 March, 2022

Minuscule pieces of plastic from our living environment are entering the human gastrointestinal tract and even being absorbed into the bloodstream.

Stress causes motor learning deficits in mice

30 March, 2022

The study found that the neurons of rodents lose some of their contacts with other neurons after stress; the animals also developed motor deficits.

Beneficial bacteria pass on antibiotic resistance genes

22 March, 2022

The gut microbiome contains thousands of beneficial bacterial species, each of which may carry antibiotic resistance genes and share these with disease-causing bacteria.

Brain's fear mechanism offers target for anxiety drugs

21 March, 2022

Neuroscientists have identified a new target in the brain which underpins the eliciting of anxiety and fear behaviours.

Maternal lead exposure increases chance of male offspring

18 March, 2022

Higher lead levels in a mother's blood can increase the chance of her bearing male offspring, according to new research.

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