Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Breakthrough in understanding Parkinson's disease

Research from The University of Queensland could lead to a new treatment for Parkinson's disease, with future potential applications to nearly 50 other disorders.

Oncology & Cancer

'Make–or–break' protein holds key to cancer spread

(Medical Xpress)—University of Queensland researchers have discovered a protein in cells that could block the escape route of potentially cancerous cells and stop them spreading to other parts of the body.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Worms reveal link between dementia gene and ageing

The discovery of a link between a specific gene and ageing in a species of worm could reveal valuable lessons for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

Autism spectrum disorders

Study shows gene defect's role in autism-like behavior

Scientists affiliated with the UC Davis MIND Institute have discovered how a defective gene causes brain changes that lead to the atypical social behavior characteristic of autism. The research offers a potential target for ...

Medical research

Bisphenol A alters mammary gland development in monkeys

A new study finds that fetal exposure to the plastic additive bisphenol A, or BPA, alters mammary gland development in primates. The finding adds to the evidence that the chemical can be causing health problems in humans ...

Medical research

Human 'shock absorbers' discovered

(Medical Xpress) -- An international team of scientists, led by the University of Sydney, has found the molecular structure in the body which functions as our 'shock absorber'.

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