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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.

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.

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.

Health researchers recognised in 2018 Research Action Awards

12 December, 2018

Three Australian researchers whose work has had a significant impact on healthcare policy and delivery were honoured in the Sax Institute's 2018 Research Action Awards.

Potential treatment for 'chemobrain' discovered

11 December, 2018

Scientists have previously believed that chemotherapy was the only cause of chemobrain — a cognitive-impairment condition that affects up to 60% of breast cancer patients.

UNSW invests $250m in Health Translation Hub

10 December, 2018

The UNSW Health Translation Hub will deliver education, training and research rooms and expanded ambulatory care clinics in fields such as neuroscience.

Qld researchers discover unique cancer biomarker

06 December, 2018

University of Queensland researchers have developed a test to detect cancer from blood or biopsy tissue.

Embracing artery-only bypasses

03 December, 2018

For over two decades, Australian researchers have been doing something that the vast majority of surgeons globally have been reluctant to do.

Almost 2m Australians start taking opioids every year

22 November, 2018

1.9 million Australian adults begin taking prescription opioids every year, around 50,000 of whom go on to become long-term users.

Two-handed handshake that encourages cell suicide

14 November, 2018

Researchers have discovered a mechanism that eliminates T cells that pose autoimmune dangers.

Mutant protein tackles DNA guardian to drive tumour development

07 November, 2018

WEHI scientists have discovered how tumour development is driven by mutations in the most important gene in preventing cancer, p53.

Rethink needed on Australia's chlamydia crisis

02 November, 2018

Australia's most common STI, chlamydia, is unlikely to be eliminated by opportunistic testing in general practice, according to research led by the University of Melbourne.

Men are less likely than women to survive some cancers: study

30 October, 2018

A population-based study has that found men have a survival disadvantage relative to women for 11 of 25 cancer types investigated.

Map of human liver cells reveals molecular make-up of individual cells

25 October, 2018

A map of the cells in the human liver reveals the differences between individual cells at the molecular level which can have a profound impact on their behaviour in tissue, tumours and disease.

Discovery could make therapeutic insulins more effective

25 October, 2018

A discovery co-led by Australian researchers could make therapeutic insulins more effective by better mimicking the way insulin works in the body.

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