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Publicly released: Sat 5 Jan 2019 at 0300 AEDT | 0500 NZDT
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An Israeli and Canadian study of 73, 000 people found Holocaust survivors had higher rates of chronic conditions, but lower rates of death, than people who had not been through the Holocaust. The researchers looked at heart disease, chronic kidney Read more about Holocaust survivors were more likely to get a chronic illness, but less likely to die from it - ScimexInternationalMaccabi Kahn Institute for Research and Innovation, Israel
Publicly released: Fri 4 Jan 2019 at 1100 AEDT | 1300 NZDT
Australian and Chinese researchers say loneliness and trying to integrate into our society can worsen the physical and mental health of refugees and asylum seekers who arrive in Australia. They found refugees who struggled to integrate or felt Read more about Loneliness and culture shock take toll on refugee health in Australia - ScimexAustralia; NSWWestern Sydney University
Publicly released: Thu 3 Jan 2019 at 1600 AEDT | 1800 NZDT
A simple, non-invasivetest developed at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and University of Melbourne will help clinicians decide whether to use oral or intravenous antibiotics to treat childhood infections. Funder: The Royal Children’s Read more about New test aids decision between IV and oral antibiotics for childhood infection - ScimexAustralia; VICMurdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI)
Publicly released: Tue 1 Jan 2019 at 0438 AEDT | 0638 NZDT
A team of Australian scientists including cancer researchers from the Telethon Kids Institute have made a crucial finding in understanding how the immune system puts cancer to sleep. Funder: Funding sources included the Sylvia and Charles Viertel Read more about Researchers identify immune cell that puts cancer to sleep - ScimexAustralia; International; VIC; WATelethon Kids Institute|The University of Melbourne...
Publicly released: Thu 27 Dec 2018 at 1400 AEDT | 1600 NZDT
University of Queensland researchers have discovered a key mechanism in the brain that may underlie our ability to rapidly focus attention. Our brains are continuously bombarded with information from the senses, yet our level of vigilance to such Read more about How the brain enables us to rapidly focus attention - ScimexAustralia; QLDThe University of Queensland
Publicly released: Fri 21 Dec 2018 at 1032 AEDT | 1232 NZDT
Diversity and Distributions
The mass death of flying foxes in extreme heat in North Queensland last month underscores the importance of University of Queensland wildlife research released today. The UQ research sheds light on how various species have responded to major climate Read more about Wildlife struggle to cope with extreme weather - ScimexAustralia; QLDThe University of Queensland
Publicly released: Fri 21 Dec 2018 at 0949 AEDT | 1149 NZDT
International Journal of Cancer
Researchers at the Centenary Institute have led a study which has uncovered a brand-new target for melanoma metastasis; providing an improved understanding of how the cancer spreads and opening the door for more effective treatments. Media Release. Read more about Breakthrough in preventing the spread of melanoma - ScimexAustralia; NSWCentenary Institute
Publicly released: Fri 21 Dec 2018 at 0500 AEDT | 0700 NZDT
Drug and Alcohol Review
Drug testing can help detect contaminants in drugs and help inform users, according to a US and Australian study. Party drugs such as ecstasy (MDMA) are often laced with other substances, including ‘bath salts’and methamphetamines, which lower Read more about Pill testing might stop some partygoers from taking ecstasy - ScimexAustralia; NSW; VIC; WANational Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC)|Curtin University...
Publicly released: Thu 20 Dec 2018 at 2200 AEDT | Fri 21 Dec 2018 at 0000 NZDT
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have discovered how a protein linked to Parkinson’s disease may protect cells such as neurons in the brain. Funder: The research was supported by the Australian Government through schemes including the Read more about Parkinson’s disease protein ‘buys time’ for cell repair - ScimexAustralia; VICWalter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI)
Publicly released: Thu 20 Dec 2018 at 0600 AEDT | 0800 NZDT
A biopsy needle that can help surgeons identify and avoid blood vessels in the brain during surgery has undergone initial tests in humans. Funder: Premier’s Research and Industry Fund grant, South Australian Government; Australian Research Council; Read more about Helping make brain surgery safer - ScimexAustralia; SAThe University of Adelaide|The University of Western Australia...
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