Simple dietary changes and more sunshine may be able to help women prevent pre-eclampsia, which can threaten the life and future health of both expectant mothers and their offspring.
Scientists have made a breakthrough in their understanding of the genetics of a common form of syndromic autism, while others are calling for the term "high-functioning autism" to be consigned to history.
Professor Lora Heisler has revealed a way to harness the target of the brain chemical serotonin to combat the obesity (and related diabetes) epidemic.
Vitamin D deficiency from birth to early childhood is associated with an increased risk of elevated blood pressure in later childhood and adolescence.
Researchers have discovered that the development of the hippocampus is severely impacted in adolescence following the onset of the first psychotic symptoms.
Melbourne-based scientists are trialling what could potentially be the most effective treatment for motor neurone disease developed so far.
By refining a therapeutic avenue that was previously abandoned because of its severe side effects, researchers came up with a targeted approach that is both effective and safe.
Researchers have shown that suppressive antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV reduces the virus load down to undetectable levels, meaning the virus is no longer transmissible.
Researchers have found a potential link between autistic-like behaviour in adult mice and exposure to a common antidepressant in the womb.
A new colorectal cancer vaccine, developed by US researchers, has shown positive results in a phase I clinical trial to demonstrate that the approach is safe.
Scientists have shown how pancreatic stellate cells become activated and secrete proteins to form a shell around the tumour in an attempt to wall off and contain it.
Known as RTS,S, the vaccine will be made available first in Malawi, for access to children up to two years of age. Ghana and Kenya will introduce the vaccine in the coming weeks.
Scientists have used deep mutational scanning to uncover Zika mutations that help foster virus replication in mosquito hosts, while hindering its ability to replicate in mammals.
Bacteria involved in gum disease can travel throughout the body, exuding toxins connected with Alzheimer's disease, rheumatoid arthritis and aspiration pneumonia.
People with a family history of depression or bipolar disorder can now evaluate their risk of developing them, thanks to a new website launched by UNSW researchers.