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Molecular mechanisms within foetal lungs that initiate labour

Researchers at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have identified two proteins in a foetus’ lungs responsible for initiating the […]

Diagnosis in the palm of your hand

The cough is the single most common reason for a trip to the doctor, placing enormous strain on Australia’s healthcare […]

Researchers quantify weight gain for smokers who quit

Fear of weight gain is a commonly cited reason for not quitting smoking, despite evidence that quitting will result in […]

Detecting blood clots with portable device

Blockages in lung arteries could be diagnosed safely in real-time helping as many as 20,000 respiratory patients in Australia each […]

Study lists top 10 causes of ill health in Australia

Lower back pain is the leading cause of ill health in Australians according to an international study, supported by University […]

Compound could halt mesothelioma

Research into a treatment for asbestosis and mesothelioma is showing promising results, and has real potential to short-circuit the progression […]

Virus evolution and human behaviour shape global patterns of flu movement

New research from The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity published in Nature has revealed surprising differences in how each of […]

Expert argues against smokescreen on e-cigarette research

A leading Australian substance abuse expert is pleading for moderation in policies on e-cigarettes. The University of Queensland’s Professor Wayne […]

Influencing construction workers’ eating habits

Site managers may play a hidden role in influencing construction workers’ eating habits associated with cardiovascular and other chronic diseases: […]

Researchers find link between bacteria in infancy and development of childhood …

Bacteria colonising the airways of infants can increase their risk of severe respiratory illness and subsequent asthma, a new study […]