Life Scientist > Health & Medical

Ultrasound-activated microbubbles destroy cancer cells

09 July, 2020

A non-invasive technology platform utilises low-frequency ultrasound (250 kHz) to detonate microscopic tumour-targeted bubbles like warheads.

Endurance training shown to shift body clock in mice

24 June, 2020

Scientists have shown that just one 60-minute bout of exercise shifted the muscle clocks of mice by around an hour in either direction.

How cancer grows resistant to treatment

15 June, 2020

Cancer cells can 'turn on' error-prone DNA copy pathways to adapt to cancer treatment — the same process used by bacteria to develop antibiotic resistance.

Govt pledges $66m for COVID-19 research — but will it save the sector?

03 June, 2020

The Australian Government has announced further funding for research into COVID-19 — but is the biotech community being left behind?

Had one baby through IVF? Your chances of a second are good

28 May, 2020

Women have a good chance of having a second child with the help of fertility treatment after their first was child born this way, researchers have shown.

COVID-19 prevention trial opens for healthcare workers

21 May, 2020 by Lauren Davis

Can hydroxychloroquine prevent COVID-19? Australia's healthcare workers are invited to take part in a new clinical trial to find out.

Higher caffeine and urate levels may protect against Parkinson's

06 May, 2020

Lower levels of caffeine consumption and lower blood urate are inversely associated with Parkinson's disease.

Breastfeeding helps prevent diabetes in new mums

01 May, 2020

Researchers have found that lactation can lower the incidence and reduce the risk of maternal postpartum diabetes.

Is Parkinson's an autoimmune disease?

29 April, 2020

Signs of autoimmunity can appear in Parkinson's disease patients years before their official diagnosis, suggesting that Parkinson's is partly an autoimmune disease.

Increasing the visibility of prostate cancer cells in bone

23 April, 2020

Researchers are increasing the visibility of prostate cancer cells that have spread to bone for better recognition and destruction by the immune system.

New neurodegenerative disorder discovered in children

08 April, 2020

Researchers have uncovered a new neurodegenerative disorder in which children experience developmental regression and severe epilepsy.

Tripping on nothing: the placebo effect and psychedelic drugs

07 April, 2020

New research from McGill University suggests that, in the right context, some people may experience psychedelic-like effects from placebos alone.

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.

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