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Blood cancer patients benefit from breakthrough genetic testing service

Cutting-edge DNA sequencing technology has been used by Queensland University of Technology (QUT) researchers at the new Australian Translational Genomics […]

We inherit the dangerous fat from Dad and the good fat from Mum: Denmark

Brown fat cells burn off a lot of calories, whereas an excess of white fat cells make us overweight and […]

Unexpected outcomes sound warning for treatment of genetic diseases using gene …

New research led by the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) and the University of Adelaide has uncovered […]

New gene discovery unlocks mysteries of our immunity

Australia’s national science agency CSIRO has identified a new gene that plays a critical role in regulating the body’s immune […]

New online tool to help women understand their individual breast cancer risk

iPrevent is a new, web-based tool to help Australian women understand their personal breast cancer risk and act on it. […]

New leads on treating dementia and Alzheimer’s

A new study by scientists in Australia and the US provides an explanation for why clinical trials of drugs targeting […]
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Cell nutrition links to tumour growth

One of the many mysteries of cancer is the ability of tumour cells to survive and grow in spite of […]

Genetic link to devastating epilepsies discovered

Families of children with severe epilepsies may be able to avoid having a second child born with the devastating disease, […]

Researchers discover link between gut and type 1 diabetes

Scientists have found that targeting micro-organisms in the gut, known as microbiota, could have the potential to help prevent type […]

Recognising monogenic diabetes is vital for its management

Distinguishing monogenic diabetes in the young – that is, a rare type of diabetes caused by a single genetic mutation […]