Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How SARS-CoV-2 reaches the brain

Using post-mortem tissue samples, a team of researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have studied the mechanisms by which the novel coronavirus can reach the brains of patients with COVID-19, and how the immune ...

Health

Dignity of risk – living better to live longer in aged care

Eight years ago, Monash Professor Joseph Ibrahim, of the Department of Forensic Medicine, started work on a project that he hopes will eventually help elderly people in nursing homes live better. But it's been a hard road.

Addiction

Addictive cravings still detectable after death

A protein known as FosB in the reward centre of the brain alters in chronically ill people suffering from an addictive disorder (e.g. heroin addiction). It is genetically modified, split off and shortened. This modification ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Major differences between women and men who commit deadly violence

Women who commit deadly violence are different in many ways from male perpetrators, both in terms of the most common victims, the way in which the murder is committed, the place where it is carried out and the perpetrator's ...

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