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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.


Unhealthy microbiome linked to breast, colorectal cancer

18 June, 2019

Two separate studies have revealed the role played by the gut microbiome in the spread and detection of breast and colorectal cancer respectively.


New regulator of immune responses identified

13 June, 2019

Scientists have discovered a new internal regulator that helps control the body's response to fight infection — a regulator which could serve as a target for new drugs to tackle autoimmune diseases.


From farmgirl to PharmD

12 June, 2019 by Lauren Davis

Ahead of her appearance at ASM 2019, we spoke to Dr Marnie L Peterson about how she went from being an all-American farmgirl to a respected expert on infectious diseases.


Are these the cells that cause endometriosis?

11 June, 2019

Researchers have hypothesised that highly regenerative cells called endometrial epithelial progenitor cells could lead to the abnormal cell growth in endometriosis.


Benefits of breastfeeding can last a lifetime

04 June, 2019

Previously it was thought that immunity against illness is passed from mothers to infants only during the time they are breastfed, this protection ending when breastfeeding stops.


Precision Nanosystems NanoAssemblr Benchtop for rapid manufacture of nanoparticles

01 June, 2019

The automated NanoAssemblr Benchtop is designed to allow scientists to accelerate the discovery and development of novel nanomedicines from bench to clinic.


Dead cells disrupt normal immune responses

28 May, 2019

Scientists have shown that immune cells prioritise the clearance of dead cells, which overrides their normal migration to sites of injury and impairs immune responses.


Antibiotic treatment alleviates Alzheimer's in mice

24 May, 2019

By altering the gut microbiome, long-term antibiotic treatment reduces inflammation and slows the growth of amyloid plaques in the brains of male mice.


Blood flow 'master controller' discovered in the brain

22 May, 2019

The discovery may pinpoint where cardiovascular issues such as high blood pressure and heart failure are controlled in the brain.


How infants' heads change shape during birth

17 May, 2019

Using MRI, scientists have captured 3D images that show how infants' brains and skulls change shape as they move through the birth canal just before delivery.


New stem cell treatment for vascular diseases

14 May, 2019

Researchers have developed technology that can produce large quantities of stem cells in a short time, using only a small blood sample.


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