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Chemical castration isn’t the answer to keeping children safe from sexual offenders. l i g h t p o e t/Shutterstock

Treatment or punishment? Chemical castration of child sex offenders

The use of “chemical castration” has been seen by many as an answer to the public fear of paedophiles, reignited by the recent trial of Brett Cowan for the murder of Daniel Morcombe. The idea is that giving…

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Cause of food allergy uncovered

New research identifies the molecular pathway that causes the enigmatic food allergy eosinophillic esophagitis (EoE), opening…

Modified cells to heal kidneys

Researchers have genetically modified cells to produce a protein that plays a key role in embryonic kidney development and…

Melanoma treatment may double lifespan

A new treatment may prolong the lifespan of melanoma patients. Vemurafenib, the first acute melanoma drug in more than a…