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Neurons make for good tattoos, but neurodegenerative disorders need urgent action. LianaAn/Flickr

A healthy future? Let’s put medical science under the microscope

AUSTRALIA 2025: How will science address the challenges of the future? In collaboration with Australia’s chief scientist Ian Chubb, we’re asking how each science discipline will contribute to Australia…
The authors say their findings raise important questions about the central role of animal models in biomedical research. Understanding Animal Research

Of mice and men: role of mice in biomedical research questioned

A study recently published in the peer-reviewed journal PNAS (Proceedings of the National of Academy Sciences) shows that mice are poor models for human inflammatory diseases. The paper, which focused…
Robert J. Lefkowitz and Brian K. Kobilka (pictured) were jointly awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry “for studies of G-protein-coupled receptors”.

The 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, explained

The reason we can see, taste and smell, and even why our heart races when we get excited or scared, can be explained by the actions of a family of “gatekeeper” proteins known as G protein-coupled receptors…

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