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Evolving superbug threatens to create an infection tsunami

An international study led by The University of Queensland has tracked a potentially devastating multi-drug resistant E. coli strain that is only one gene away from...

Innovative Screening Strategy Swiftly Uncovers New Drug Candidates, New Biology

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have demonstrated a drug-discovery strategy with a double payoff—it enables the rapid selection of chemical compounds that...

Gene linked to common intellectual disability

University of Adelaide researchers have taken a step forward in unravelling the causes of a commonly inherited intellectual disability, finding that a genetic mutation...

How zinc starves lethal bacteria to stop infection

Australian researchers have found that zinc can 'starve' one of the world's most deadly bacteria by preventing its uptake of an essential metal. The finding,...

Men’s bladder problems may herald heart disease, diabetes

Men who regularly get up more than once a night to pee could be suffering from a range of health conditions, many of which...

Boy or girl? Australians think we shouldn’t choose

Most Australians do not approve of IVF or abortion for sex-selection purposes, and most do not think a hypothetical blue or pink pill to select the sex of a child should be legal, a new study has found. The study, led by Dr Rebecca Kippen from th...

Depression more deadly for elderly men than women

Depression is more dangerous for elderly men than women, with depression starting in old age representing the greatest risk for men, according to a long-term study. "Depression may be an early sign of impending physical decline," says study author Kaarin Anstey, Ph.D., of the Center for Mental Health Research at Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. "Or it may incur a physiological response that predisposes individuals to cardiovascular disease or cancer."

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