Health and Medicine

This subject area encompasses research and studies in the field of human medicine.

Among the wide-ranging list of topics covered here are anesthesiology, anatomy, surgery, human genetics, hygiene and environmental medicine, internal medicine, neurology, pharmacology, physiology, urology and dental medicine.

How “calming” our spinal cords could provide relief from muscle spasms

To move our bodies, the brain sends messages to muscles via motoneurons which can sometimes be over excitable and cause spasms – but researchers have found two ways to calm…

New and tailored lupus treatments within reach

… after scientists discover cause of disease. Researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) have identified a gene called TLR7 that, when over-activated, is responsible for causing lupus, an autoimmune…

Researchers identify therapeutic target for aggressive blood cancer

Untangling genomic architecture of acute promyelocytic leukaemia reveals gene that can suppress tumour. A new study published today in the journal Genes & Development reveals a gene that normally suppresses…

Engineering researchers develop porous nanoparticles for regenerative medicine

A Texas A&M team’s findings could have implications for the treatment of bone regeneration. Stem cells can develop into many different types of cells in the body. For instance, when…

What regulates the ‘glue’ needed for nerve repair?

Researchers at The University of Queensland have identified a molecule essential for regulating the repair of injured nerves, which could help people recover from nerve damage. The finding was made…

A potential new target for cancer immunotherapies

Tumors can use an enzyme called ART1 to thwart antitumor immune cells, making the enzyme a promising new target for immunity-boosting cancer treatments, according to a study from researchers at…

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