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Eye-opening biomarkers for autism and ADHD discovered

30 June, 2022

Recordings from the retina can identify distinct signals for both ADHD and ASD, providing a potential biomarker for each condition.

Fine-tuning CAR T cell therapy to reduce side effects

29 June, 2022

Researchers fine-tuned the cells used in immunotherapy so that their activity is strong enough to eliminate cancer but not so strong that they generate toxic side effects.

Newly discovered 'giant' bacterium visible to the naked eye

24 June, 2022 by Lauren Davis

Thiomargarita magnifica is larger than all other known giant bacteria by ~50-fold, and is thus visible without a microscope.

How traumatic brain injury changes the brain

22 June, 2022

Scientists have discovered that an injury to one part of the brain changes the connections between nerve cells across the entire brain.

How does sleep help to process emotions?

02 June, 2022

The brain helps to reinforce positive emotions and weaken strongly negative or traumatic emotions during REM sleep — the sleep state during which most of our dreams occur.

Caesarean births not linked to increased risk of food allergy

30 May, 2022

Caesarean births are not linked to an increased risk of food allergy during the first year of life, and some food allergies naturally resolve by six years of age.

Phage therapy combo to combat antibiotic resistance

26 May, 2022

Using a combination of phages and antibiotics may be far more effective against bacterial infections than using the agents individually.

Winter COVID boosters expanded, Burnet and Moderna partner on novel mRNA vaccines

25 May, 2022

The COVID-19 booster program will expand to further at-risk population groups from 30 May 2022.

Psychopaths have a larger striatum region in the brain

17 May, 2022

The striatum was on average 10% larger in psychopathic individuals compared to a control group of individuals, researchers found.

Frozen testicular tissue deemed viable after two decades

13 May, 2022

Male testis tissue that is cryopreserved can be reimplanted after more than 20 years and will go on to make viable sperm, according to a study in rodents.

CEPI consortium to develop 'variant-proof' COVID vaccine

12 May, 2022

CEPI will provide funding of up to US$19.3m to support the international consortium's development of a 'variant-proof' SARS-CoV-2 vaccine candidate.

Cellular regeneration therapy restores damaged liver tissue

03 May, 2022

Researchers have found a way to partially reset liver cells to more youthful states, allowing them to heal damaged tissue at a faster rate than previously observed.

Antibiotic effectiveness reduced when multiple bugs present

22 April, 2022

Much higher doses of antibiotics are needed to eliminate a bacterial infection of the airways when other microbes are present.

Macrophages can readjust to the body after cell culture

15 April, 2022

Macrophages grown for long periods in laboratory conditions can restore their normal functions when introduced back into the body.

Cellular rejuvenation reverses signs of aging in mice

14 April, 2022

Scientists can safely and effectively reverse the aging process in middle-aged and elderly mice by partially resetting their cells to more youthful states.

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