Life Scientist > Health & Medical

'Undetectable = untransmittable' holds up in HIV study

08 May, 2019

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.


Possible link between antidepressant use in pregnancy and autism

06 May, 2019

Researchers have found a potential link between autistic-like behaviour in adult mice and exposure to a common antidepressant in the womb.


Positive phase I results for colorectal cancer vaccine

03 May, 2019

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.


Signalling protein may be Achilles heel of pancreatic cancer

26 April, 2019

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.


Malaria vaccine launched in Malawi

25 April, 2019

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.


Zika research fast-tracked thanks to new technique

23 April, 2019

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.


Gum bacteria implicated in Alzheimer's disease

17 April, 2019

Bacteria involved in gum disease can travel throughout the body, exuding toxins connected with Alzheimer's disease, rheumatoid arthritis and aspiration pneumonia.


Your risk of depression may be lower than you think

02 April, 2019

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.


Diagnostic test for Parkinson's nothing to be sniffed at

01 April, 2019

A definitive diagnostic test for Parkinson's disease is on the horizon thanks to Joy Milne, who has the ability to detect Parkinson's through smell.


Coffee and testosterone could help slow prostate cancer

28 March, 2019

The 2019 congress of the European Association of Urology saw scientists from all over the world share new insights into prostate cancer treatment.


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.


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