Time for human trials?
Diseases caused by genetic mutations in the mitochondria – the powerhouses of the cell – can be disabling, or even deadly. That is why mitochondrial replacement therapy (MRT), otherwise also known as three-person…
The Medical Technology Association of Australia is quietly influential.
If your health practitioner has used a syringe, pacemaker, dental filling or joint implant to treat you, you've encountered a product from the medical technology industry.
Men might think about sex more often than women, but they also think more about food and sleep, which probably means they’re just more needs-based in general.
Are men hot-blooded, sex-driven creatures that think about sex every seven seconds? Not quite.
The outbreak of Zika virus in Brazil had Australian travellers on alert but transmission is only possible in tropical Queensland.
New research shows common local mosquitoes aren’t able to spread Zika. This means Australia is unlikely to see a major outbreak of the disease. But a risk remains in northern Queensland.
Swap the bacon for something a little healthier.
It is easy to fall into the trap of giving people you love lots of ultra-processed, high kilojoule, nutrient-poor foods because they like them. But immediate pleasure comes at a cost.
Black lung used to be commonplace among coal miners, and is now on the rise again.
A review into black lung has found proper preventive measures haven't taken place where confirmed cases have been found.
Loneliness is not just about whether there are people around.
The unpleasant feelings of loneliness are subjective. Researchers have found they are less related to the amount of time spent alone and more related to the quality of relationships.
The disease can only occur when contaminated water goes up into the nose.
Amoebas are ancient bugs that predate multicellular organisms that often hide in water and mud.
The research data is mixed and flawed.
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A popular misconception is that most child sex offenders were once victims themselves.
Robert Wadlow is known as the tallest man who ever lived.
Gigantism and acromegaly are rare conditions where a benign tumour causes excessive production of growth hormone (GH), which stimulates the growth of the skeleton and all tissues in the body.
By working in real time together, we can create something robust and inexpensive in a short time frame.
With the right investment, an open source drug discovery system might compete with the traditional pharmaceutical industry to deliver the drugs we need.
Chronic diseases are becoming more common, due to population growth and ageing.
Australians are living longer than ever but with higher rates of chronic disease, the latest national report card shows.