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Twin study helps unravel the genetic blueprint of the human brain

An internationally significant study of healthy twins, 65 years of age or older, has unlocked important clues about how genes […]

World-first epilepsy phone service launched

Tasmanians living with or affected by epilepsy will benefit from a world-first telephone-based peer support service launched in Hobart recently....

Unravelling the genetic mystery behind mitochondrial disease

Mitochondrial disease is an illness that robs its sufferers of energy, and damages muscles and major organs like the brain […]

Ladder safety campaign for Aussie men

A new national education campaign encourages Australian men to consider their safety and avoid engaging in risky ladder use. Every […]

Doctors urged to be cautious when treating low testosterone

Doctors have been advised to exercise caution when prescribing testosterone treatment for older men with low testosterone and a history […]

Prostate cancer treatment breakthrough

Deakin University medical scientists have made a breakthrough in prostate cancer treatment, by piggy backing a chemotherapy drug onto a […]

Global sleep apnoea study released

The largest sleep study ever undertaken has found that the leading therapy for obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), Continuous Positive Airway […]

Do you shy away from public toilets?

If the thought of using a public toilet makes you feel a little uneasy, you’re not alone. Swinburne researchers have […]

Rare genetic mutations cause high breast cancer risk

A massive global study led by researchers at the University of Melbourne and Cancer Council Victoria has confirmed that the […]

New pollen alert system helps hayfever sufferers plan ahead

Australia’s 2.3 million asthma sufferers could have a tool to help prevent life-threatening attacks caused by pollen with a standardised […]

Over-the-counter laser pointers a threat to eyesight

Laser pointers bought legally for less than $30 are a threat to eyesight – with one pointer found to be […]

Immune breakthrough: unscratching poison ivy’s rash

We all know that a brush with poison ivy leaves us with an itchy painful rash. A breakthrough finding from […]

Symptoms of mitochondrial disease commonly misdiagnosed

At least 30 Australian children (1 in 200) born every week are at risk of developing some form of mitochondrial […]

How assessing broken ships can help assess broken bones

The way we assess healing of fractured bones is being revolutionised by a global, Monash University-led research team working on […]

Breakthrough in understanding Parkinson’s disease

Research from The University of Queensland could lead to a new treatment for Parkinson’s disease, with future potential applications to...