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Multiple links between stress and breast cancer progression

22 March, 2019

Scientists have previously demonstrated that stress can exacerbate cancer’s progression, but it wasn't clear how. Now it appears we finally have some answers.

Enzyme targeted in new treatment for chronic lung disease

13 March, 2019

Researchers have developed a novel experimental treatment that could improve the lives of people with cystic fibrosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

HIV remission achieved in second ever patient

06 March, 2019 by Lauren Davis

The second recorded case of a patient experiencing remission from HIV-1 infection after stem cell transplantation has been reported by UK scientists.

Dementia patients lose the ability to daydream

26 February, 2019

Sufferers of frontotemporal dementia become increasingly fixed on their external environment and lose the ability to mind wander, even during periods of boredom.

How old is your heart?

20 February, 2019

The online Heart Age Calculator helps people understand their risk of having a heart attack or stroke by comparing their 'heart age' to their actual age.

Precision radiotherapy effective in inoperable lung cancer

18 February, 2019

A highly precise radiotherapy technique has been shown to produce greater survival rates in patients with inoperable lung cancer compared to conventional radiotherapy.

Training program reduces falls in older adults, Parkinson's patients

15 February, 2019

A reactive balance training program, intended to reduce falls in older adults, is now being replicated to help those with Parkinson's disease.

Development of male genitals in womb requires more than testes

15 February, 2019

Penis development in the womb requires not just testosterone from the testes, but a second hormone produced by other tissues, including the placenta.

Obesity-related cancers increasing in young US adults

11 February, 2019

An observational study using data covering more than half of the US population suggests that incidence rates of cancers linked to obesity are increasing rapidly in young adults.

Volunteers needed for sleep study

04 February, 2019

The effect of sleep on learning is the focus of a new study by University of Queensland researchers — and they're looking for volunteers to help them out.

Rotavirus vaccine may protect against type 1 diabetes

28 January, 2019

A drop in the number of young children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes could be associated with the introduction of routine rotavirus vaccination of Australian infants.

Revealing the 'rogue clones' that cause lupus

23 January, 2019

Researchers have used mass spectrometry to identify the molecular signatures of the autoantibodies that cause lupus, which could lead to more effective treatments.

How do cancer cells avoid complete genetic meltdown?

16 January, 2019 by Oxford University Press

Scientists from Beijing and Taipei have recently examined HeLa cells to get an insight on cancer vulnerability from a mutational perspective.

Researchers seek to cure cancerous paediatric tumour

14 December, 2018

A newly developed technique called live-cell, single-molecule imaging has allowed researchers to see how genetic processes lead to tumourigenesis — the formation of tumours.

Bionic eye project has sights on human trials

14 December, 2018

University of Sydney researchers are developing a bionic eye with plans to move it to human trials next year.

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