Vaccination

Closing in on COVID-19 vaccine

South Australian researchers working with Oracle Cloud technology and vaccine technology developed by local company Vaxine Pty Ltd are testing a vaccine candidate against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus responsible for the COVID-19 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Veterinarians donate vital supplies to coronavirus fight

Veterinary hospitals are donating breathing machines, masks, gowns and other vital equipment and supplies purchased with Fido in mind, but now being redeployed to help doctors fight the spread of COVID-19 among humans.

Medical research

Producing human tissue in space

On 6 March at 11:50 p.m. EST, the International Space Station resupply mission Space X CRS-20 took off from Cape Canaveral (U.S.). On board were 250 test tubes from the University of Zurich containing adult human stem cells. ...

Genetics

Discovery of genes involved in infertility mechanism

Most cells in the tissues of organisms proliferate through somatic cell division (mitosis). This is a continuous cycle by which a single cell doubles its genetic information (chromosomes) and divides equally to create two ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Obesity, heart disease, and diabetes may be communicable

Non-communicable diseases including heart disease, cancer and lung disease are now the most common causes of death, accounting for 70 percent of deaths worldwide. These diseases are considered "non-communicable" because they ...

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