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Emotion found to physically affect action

16 September, 2019

Emotional states can influence movement through connections in an area of the brain called the basal ganglia, researchers have found.

Cancer's protective barrier could be removed

13 September, 2019

US scientists have utilised an existing antibody drug to pull down the protective wall that surrounds tumours, potentially re-exposing them to the killing power of the immune system.

Retina research provides insight into eye diseases

04 September, 2019

German researchers have developed a so-called 'retina-on-a-chip', while Australian scientists have captured what is claimed to be the world's most detailed gene map of the retina.

Mini kidneys grown from stem cells

02 September, 2019

Researchers have grown kidney organoids in the laboratory that could be used to better understand how kidney diseases develop in individual patients.

Vaccine developed to target TB in the lungs

28 August, 2019

Created by Australian scientists, the early-stage vaccine was shown to provide substantial protection against tuberculosis in a preclinical laboratory setting.

Chlamydia vaccine candidate found to provoke immune response

21 August, 2019

The first ever chlamydia vaccine to reach phase 1 clinical trials has been found to be safe and able to provoke an immune response.

TB bacteria feed on carbon monoxide

20 August, 2019

While carbon monoxide is lethal for humans, microbiologists have found that some pathogens utilise this deadly gas as an energy source when other nutrients are not available.

Selective antibiotics only target bad bacteria

14 August, 2019

Inspired by natural products, chemists from the University of Konstanz have developed selective agents that combat infectious diseases while leaving beneficial bacteria alone.

Speech development begins in the womb

13 August, 2019

Full-term newborns are able to discriminate between speech sounds and non-speech sounds the day after they are born.

Gut bacteria found to prevent obesity in mice

09 August, 2019

Researchers have identified a specific class of bacteria from the gut that prevents mice from becoming obese, suggesting these same microbes may similarly control weight in people.

Pointing the finger at MS immune cells

31 July, 2019

Researchers have identified what they claim to be the elusive 'fingerprint' of the immune cells that characterise multiple sclerosis, a chronic autoimmune disease that affects around 2.5 million people.

Immune cells play a role in endometriosis

17 July, 2019

Cells in the immune system play a role in stimulating the growth and activity of nerve cells in endometriosis, leading to increased sensitivity to pain in the pelvic region.

Gut microbes linked to temperament traits in children

03 July, 2019

A study of 303 infants found that different temperament traits are connected with individual microbe genera, microbial diversity and different microbe clusters.

Lung map uncovers insights into asthma

02 July, 2019

Researchers have mapped the building blocks of the human lungs and airways in asthma patients, creating the first draft human cell atlas of the lung.

Not so sterile: bacteria exposure begins in the womb

21 June, 2019

WA researchers have used rigorous contamination controls to confirm that exposure to bacteria begins in the womb, laying to rest the longstanding question of whether or not the womb is sterile.

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