Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Australians with hepatitis B are slipping through the cracks

The current system of only screening risk groups for hepatitis B is failing a third of people living with the chronic disease in Australia, according to the authors of a Perspective published today by the Medical Journal ...

Genetics

Impact of meth use depends on your genes

New research led by La Trobe University has uncovered genetic clues which could explain why some people have more severe side effects from long-term methamphetamine use than others.

Oncology & Cancer

Root of childhood kidney cancer discovered

A fundamental change in our understanding of the childhood kidney cancer Wilms' tumour is on the horizon, after the discovery of its earliest genetic root by scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and their collaborators. ...

Health

Avatars against obesity

New therapies against excessive weight: A collaborative project led by the University of W├╝rzburg develops virtual reality methods to positively affect the body perception of obese patients.

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