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Curcumin can be delivered to the body via nanoparticles

20 March, 2020

Researchers have shown in animal experiments that nanoparticles containing curcumin not only prevent cognitive deterioration but also reverse the damage.


London patient cured of HIV, study claims

12 March, 2020

A case report has detailed the second claimed incidence of a patient cured of HIV, with no active viral infection detected 30 months after stopping antiretroviral therapy.


Risk factors identified for death from COVID-19

11 March, 2020

Being of an older age, showing signs of sepsis and having blood clotting issues when admitted to hospital are key risk factors associated with higher risk of death from the new coronavirus.


Strength training can protect the brain from degeneration

02 March, 2020

Six months of strength training (lifting weights) can help protect brain areas especially vulnerable to Alzheimer's disease up to one year later.


How malaria shields itself from approaching immune cells

25 February, 2020

Researchers reveal a previously unknown reversible mechanism that malaria uses to evade the immune system, paving the way towards new antimalarial drugs.


Predicting and slowing the progression of Parkinson's disease

25 February, 2020

Two recent studies have provided new hope for Parkinson's patients, offering potential strategies for predicting the disease's progression as well as bringing it to a halt.


Rogue cells at the root of autoimmune disease

17 February, 2020

Cellular genomics technology has allowed researchers to reveal genetic mutations causing rogue behaviour in the cells that cause autoimmune disease.


Medication may prevent 'broken heart' during bereavement

14 February, 2020

There is an increased risk of heart attack and death among bereaved people (particularly those grieving a spouse or child) — one that can last up to six months.


Breakthrough as live coronavirus grown from patients

12 February, 2020 by Lauren Davis

A team of elite NSW researchers have undertaken genome sequencing of the virus and grown the live virus from real patients as opposed to using synthetic materials.


Genetic 'fingerprints' behind cancer drivers identified

11 February, 2020

An international team of over 1300 researchers has conducted what is claimed to be the most comprehensive study of whole cancer genomes to date.


Therapeutic strategy to stop melanoma spread

10 February, 2020

A new therapeutic strategy could potentially help the fight against advanced-stage melanoma, effectively reducing the migration and invasive properties of melanoma cells.


Lower your Alzheimer's risk with antioxidants and exercise

06 February, 2020 by Lauren Davis

Fruits, vegetables and cardio may help lower risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD) — the latter even having an impact in those with genetic predisposition to the disease.


GSK makes vaccine platform available as coronavirus spreads

05 February, 2020

GSK makes its pandemic vaccine adjuvant platform technology available to enhance the development of a 2019-nCoV vaccine, while researchers estimate the true spread of the virus.


CSIRO joins coronavirus battle as global emergency declared

03 February, 2020 by Lauren Davis

The WHO has declared the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern — the sixth ever case of an international emergency of this kind.


Blocking a survival mechanism in melanoma

03 December, 2019

The effectiveness of current treatments for melanoma could be improved by using approaches that wipe out the 'survival system' of cancer cells.


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