Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Oxytocin may treat abdominal pain

(Medical Xpress)—Australian researchers have found a key to treating chronic abdominal pain may lie in a hormone that induces labour and encourages social bonding.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Deadly microbe dodges human immune system

Scientists from The University of Queensland have discovered that a microbe responsible for invasive bacterial Group A Streptococcus infections can bypass the immune system and multiply within infected cells.

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.

Oncology & Cancer

Study reveals genes behind brain tumours

A team of researchers has pinpointed a handful of genes that could drive the formation of medulloblastoma, the most aggressive and frequent form of brain tumour found in children.

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.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Research reprograms future of kidney health

University of Queensland researchers have reprogrammed adult kidney cells to act as stem cells to repair damaged kidneys.

Genetics

Mystery disease solved by gene experts

(Medical Xpress)—A global team of researchers has identified the gene behind an Australian toddler's paediatric brain disorder in a discovery that is paving the way for the diagnosis and treatment of other children with ...

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