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Saliva test aims to detect HPV throat cancers

A QUT researcher is developing a simple saliva test to detect Human papillomavirus (HPV) in throat cancers. This follows the […]

Virtual population gets to heart of irregular beats

A ‘virtual population’ model calibrated from data of electrical activity of heart cells previously collected from 350 people will enable […]

Domestic travel key to distribution of flu across Australia

New scientific research on the spread of flu across Australia has revealed that all major cities appear to experience outbreaks […]

New test predicts whether blood cancer responds to therapy

UNSW medical researchers have developed a new way to predict whether patients with the blood condition myelodysplastic syndrome will respond […]

Power of genetic data to identify disease risk

Massive banks of genetic information are being harnessed to shed new light on modifiable health risks that underlie common diseases. […]

General anaesthetics do more than put you to sleep

A new understanding of the complex ways in which general anaesthetics act on the brain could eventually lead to improved […]

Oral health boost

When a dentist tells a patient they need to clean their teeth more often, there’s every chance the patient will […]

Genetic correlation found between abdominal fat and cardiovascular disease

UWA researcher Dr Gemma Cadby and colleagues at UWA and Curtin have shown for the first time that genes known […]

Secrets of the brain may be key to understanding back pain

Researchers at Western Sydney University are seeking to discover why some people with acute onset lower back pain recover quickly, […]

Exercise parks just for seniors help elderly swap slippers for sneakers

Victoria University research has found that outdoor exercise parks specifically designed for seniors help them better enjoy life, and could […]

Caffeine Level in Blood May Help Diagnose People with Parkinson’s Disease

The level of caffeine in the blood may provide a simple way to aid the diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, according […]

Treatment strategies of multidrug-resistant chronic infections

A new study published in Cell Press finds that antibiotic treatment of chronic infections can be optimized by targeting vulnerabilities of...

Multi-gene test predicts early heart disease risk

A risk score based on multiple genetic differences, or polygenic risk score, predicted significantly more cases of early-onset heart disease […]

Monthly Brain Cycles Predict Seizures in Patients with Epilepsy

UC San Francisco neurologists have discovered monthly cycles of brain activity linked to seizures in patients with epilepsy. The finding, […]

Tracking food intake on smartphone app impacted by day of week but not season

Dietary self-monitoring is a key component of successful behavioural weight loss interventions and is essential for facilitating other behaviour...