Neuroscience

Gene therapy offers hope for severe epilepsy

A study published this month in Science Advances by a team of researchers at Macquarie University's Dementia Research Center showed their treatment could prevent seizures in mice by clearing build‑ups of a protein in the ...

Neuroscience

Silent synapses are abundant in the adult brain

MIT neuroscientists have discovered that the adult brain contains millions of "silent synapses"—immature connections between neurons that remain inactive until they're recruited to help form new memories.

Medical research

New antibiotic shows promising results in clinical trials

QPX9003, a novel antibiotic developed by Monash University researchers targeting antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" has achieved an important milestone in its clinical development, with the initial Phase 1 studies of the drug ...

Medical research

Repurposing finds new uses for old medicines

Medicines that have been approved to medicate one ailment are being repurposed to treat others, saving lives and giving fresh hope to millions saddled with disease.

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