News incl. lifesciences, animals, wildlife & nature

from or mentioning Australia

The news articles listed below include information from, about or mentioning Australia.

Obesity and alcohol use in Australia

Increasing numbers of Australians are suffering from the adverse effects of weight gain, obesity and excessive consumption of alcoholic drinks. Leading public health experts blame such ill-health o...

05 Apr '16 | Obesity | Australia

New research advances understanding of thyroid conditions

In a recent study of thyroid hormone levels scientists identified novel variants associated with thyroid function that could not have been detected in earlier studies. They also demonstrated the u...

09 Mar '15 | Genetics | Australia

To combat malaria, must increase efforts against drug resistance

Efforts to combat malaria are the subject of meetings in Sydney, Australia, this week. Experts there expressed support for a global campaign to ban the use of artemisinin alone as a treatment for m...

13 Mar '14 | Malaria | Australia

Research finds superbug resistance protein

Scientists have recently identified a resistance protein that allows acinetobacter baumannii bacteria to survive chlorhexidine, an antiseptic commonly used in wipes, cleansers and mouthwashes in ho...

28 Nov '13 | Infection Control

Magnetic Seizure Therapy (MST) for depression

A new treatment for depression may avoid side-effects according to on-going research in Australia. Magnetic Seizure Therapy is a brain-stimulation technique that may have similar clinical effects t...

23 Oct '12 | Depression | Australia

Menopause not to blame for weight gain

Study found that post-menopausal weight gain is not linked to hormonal changes. BUT as oestrogen levels drop - a consequence of menopause - women's weight gain patterns alter and body fat is stored...

17 Oct '12 | Menopause | Australia

How T-cells of the immune system interact with gluten

Coeliac disease research: When a person with coeliac disease eats anything containing gluten their immune system triggers T-cells to fight certain proteins, damaging the small intestine and inhibit...

15 Oct '12 | Coeliac Disease | Australia

Blocking activity of two proteins might protect female fertility in the longer term

Research from Australia offers hope to women whose fertility has been compromised by the side-effects of cancer therapy or by premature menopause. They found that the proteins PUMA and NOXA can tri...

22 Sep '12 | Fertility

Why do women live longer than men ?

Why do women generally live longer than men ? Mutations to the DNA of mitochondria can account for differences in the life expectancy of males and females. Recent research about biological ageing c...

03 Aug '12 | Gender

Mediterranean Diet improves Health

Mediterranean diets are healthy. A healthy diet and lifestyle is important for good general health and well-being. Prof Catherine Itsiopoulos has explained some of the benefits of a Mediterranean d...

24 Jul '12 | Nutrition

Discovery of genes that influence risk of fracture and osteoporosis

Scientists have conducted the largest international study of its kind to identify the genes responsible for osteoporosis. Their research indicates that variants in 56 regions of the human genome in...

16 Apr '12 | Osteoporosis | Southampton, UK

Gene study leads to new insight into Alzheimers

Recent research details the discovery of new genes that may affect the risk of Alzheimer's disease in older people up to 20 years before clinical symptoms become apparent. Researchers looked at the...

16 Apr '12

Disarming disease-causing bacteria via the translocation and assembly module

Recent research has shown that a protein complex called the Translocation and Assembly Module (TAM), forms a type of molecular pump in bacteria. This TAM allows bacteria to shuttle key disease-caus...

04 Apr '12

Sports participation after knee reconstruction surgery

Knee repair is major surgery that can involve a long period of recovery. Recent research indicates that many athletes who have had anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery do not return to...

23 Mar '12 | Knee Injury | Australia

How plasminogen is converted into an enzyme that removes disease-causing clots

Australian researchers have revealed how the blood clot-busting enzyme plasmin is activated. They have have shown how the protein plasminogen is converted into plasmin, an enzyme that removes disea...

09 Mar '12

Results of study re. injectable contraceptive risks

Recent research has revealed information about some statistical links between use of injectable contraceptives and the development of certain types of female cancers. Results suggest that injectabl...

07 Mar '12

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